A small writing desk in your office or home office may serve as both functional and decorative elements. It is functional whether you are using pen-and-paper or electronic method for writing and it is decorative because it adds an elegant touch to your office and it defines your office’s specific identity and function.
If writing is your profession or hobby, a dedicated small desk for writing will also improve your productivity and writing immersion. Due to its small size, it is also a space-saving solution for your office. If you are looking for a new small desk for your office, the following factors need to be taken into consideration.
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Size becomes the most important matter because you are buying a small writing desk that will not make your limited writing space look cramped. When buying a small table, be sure to decide what makes the table look small. If you sacrifice the height, the width, or the surface area of the table to make it look smaller, you may have a problem with ergonomics later, which will be discussed below.
If you are looking for a space-saving writing table, choose a compact table that has proper height and width, but reduced extras. You may buy a writing table without too many drawers or too much storage space. If you want to conserve your floor space, you can just buy a floating table that folds to the wall when not used. Any kinds of reduction for the table are good if they make it look smaller and more compact without compromising its ergonomics and, certainly, its function.
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Any small table with a flat surface can actually be used as a small writing desk; however, because writing takes much time, a table with poor ergonomics will takes its toll on your health and comfort. Be sure to choose a table with a design that allows you to spend much time to write without experiencing discomfort and pain. Measure the proper height of the table’s surface to make sure that you don’t have to bend or to stretch your back too much when you are writing.
Try the table before buying it, sit on a chair, and emulate your writing posture to make sure that your body is using the right posture and that there is a proper distance between your eyes and the surface of the table. Ergonomics is the first thing to mind because the definition of a writing desk is rather blurry. You can make it clearer by defining the purpose of the desk.
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The definition of a small writing desk is not crystal-clear because there are many ways to define writing nowadays. You may write long letters or drafts using your pen and paper, writing your bills and invoices, or writing using a laptop or a computer. Each of those definitions affects the proper design of a writing desk. If you are doing secretary or treasurer jobs that deal with short and confidential documents and invoices, you want to make sure that the table has enough storage units on and under the tabletop to store your documents.
If confidentiality is important, you may also want to have a lockable cover for the table. If you are writing using pen and paper a lot, you need a desk with sufficient surface and storage space for your paper and stationeries. If you are using a laptop, you need only a spacious surface for the laptop and possibly the mouse, especially if you don’t like using the touchpad all the time. Once you choose a particular table design based on its purpose, you can refine the design further by selecting Its style.
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Choosing the right style for your small writing desk will determine further the table’s design. Generally speaking, a writing table may look traditional with its richly detailed decorations, intricate ornaments, and lustrous finishes or modern with its clean geometry and lines and toned-down ornamentation and decoration. It is also possible to choose a farmhouse-themed writing table that still adopts the decorative elements of traditional furniture but also puts a special emphasis on practicality and simplicity.
Although not the most distinguishing factor, the wood decoration is mostly associated with traditional writing tables whereas modern tables prefer using metals, glass, and acrylic. Nonetheless, wood is the most frequently used material for a writing table. Choosing the type of wood for the table is important for various reasons.
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A small writing desk can be made from a combination of various materials, but it mostly includes wood, especially due to its versatility and comfort. For the writing area on the table’s surface, at least, wood is the most preferred choice. Choosing the right type of wood for your writing desk is important because it determines not only the desk’s look, but also its price, strength, and durability.
A writing desk may be made from engineered wood, wood laminate, wood veneer, or solid wood. Engineered wood is a budget-friendly material that is made from recycled wood fibers that are glued together to create a solid fiberboard. MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is the most commonly used engineered wood due to its low cost and relative strength.
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A writing desk that is made from engineered wood may be finished with a laminate sheet, which is made by pressing wood, paper, and plastic layers and gluing them using thermosetting resin. The wood print is applied to its surface to create a wood-like look. This laminate sheet strengthens the base material of the desk and gives it a more natural wood look.
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If you prefer the real natural wood look while keeping your purchasing budget low, you can try wood veneer. Unlike laminates, which are mass-produced, veneers always have a unique look because they are made from real wood slices and layers bonded together with the base material using adhesive. Veneer, however, is not as durable as laminate. It needs to be polished regularly to maintain its natural beauty.
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The most expensive wood material for a small writing desk is solid wood. You should choose this desk if the budget doesn’t restrict you and if you expect ultimate look, strength, and durability for your desk. Besides, for a writing desk with a relatively small size, choosing solid wood is not considered an extravagance.