Desks: Furniture for Any Office, Whether You’re a Fly Fisherman or a CEO

The design of your office can affect your mood, your comfort, and your productivity. So, why not design it right?

The desk is arguably the most important feature of your office space. Our furniture makers have some great options for you to consider.

A Desk for Lovers

First up is the “lover’s computer desk” in cherry by Paul Donio of Hawk Ridge Furniture. It is hand-rubbed with a blend of nut oils. Why is this desk for lovers? Well, it was designed to be long enough for a couple to work together side-by-side. Despite being large enough to fit two workstations, the desk still fits neatly along a wall without taking up too much room. The desk is intended to maximize comfort and productivity.

Here, you can see the details of the joinery and pulls on the small drawers, perfect for storing papers, files, or laptops.

When not in use as a workstation, the desk doubles as a table which perfectly adorns any room.

A Desk for the Fly Fisherman

Next up is a custom fly tying desk in cherry by Dan Mosheim of Dorset Custom Furniture.

This desk was designed to be a different kind of work station. You won’t find a laptop on this one. It’s created for an angler who wants to tie his own flies. The desk has everything the fly fisherman could possibly want, including rod and reel storage, book and display shelves, and the work space for the tying itself. The wood was even cut from the land of the owner of this awesome desk.

A Classic Desk for a Digital Life

Below is a slant front desk in cherry by Richard Bissell of Richard Bissell Fine Woodworking. This piece is an update of Bissell’s first major furniture project, a classic slant front desk with full set of drawers underneath.

“It was a well made interpretation of a classic design, but not very well suited to today’s world where most ‘desk work’ is done on a laptop or tablet if not a smartphone,” says Bissell. “There’s just not the need for all that storage space anymore. This updated slant front desk is pared down to the essentials: one large and one small drawer, cubbies for sorting bills or other items, and a deep open work surface.”

When you’re work is finished, the desk closes into the classic slant front, for both aesthetics and economy of size.

Here’s some details of the drawer.

Here’s another beautiful take on the slant front desk in ash with ebony drawer pulls, by Jim Becker of Jas. Becker Cabinetmaker, LLC. This illustrates how our furniture makers can craft any design with major or even subtle changes to suit anyone’s specifications.

When closed, this desk features locking drawers and the console section can lock in the closed position as well, keeping your items secure.

The Beauty of a Simple Desk

Now on to a simpler design for a writing desk. Here we have a writing desk (with chair) in red birch and maple by Walt Stanley of Brookside Woodworking. The wood is highly figured, and the desk is styled with the octagon shape in mind. Even the separate cubby and cup holders on top are octagons. So, perhaps it is not so simple after all?

A Standing Desk for the When You Want to be on Your Feet

This standing desk in oak, cherry, with a figured maple interior is by Jason Breen. Like a standing version of the slant front desks, this desk is adapted to modern life. The drawer front folds down to allow for a keyboard and mouse, and there are openings in the back for electric cords to pass through and heat to vent out.

Much like the slant front desks, this one features letter storage and pigeon holes for paperwork. This one is special to Breen as it’s his own personal work space.


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