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Secretary Computer Desks

A secretary desk is a type of writing desk with a foldaway desktop between a bookcase and a set of drawers. Also sometimes referred to as an escritoire, a secretary table is a useful piece of furniture for home offices. Staples carries a wide selection of this type of desk, with designs ranging from vintage to contemporary.

Enjoy the Benefits of a Multi-functional Desk
Contrary to what its name suggests, a secretary table is not a desk for an office secretary. While it can serve as a receptionist desk, it is really a piece of home furniture. With its many drawers, cubbyholes and bookcase, a secretary is a combination of a storage closet and a writing desk. Users can keep any number of items within its storage compartments. Models with integrated hutches offer even more storage space. The space-saving design of a secretary writing desk makes it ideal for small homes. It can also serve as a central repository for essential items. The desk's hidden desktop is another convenient feature.

Choosing the Right Secretary Desk
Factors to consider when shopping for secretary desks include design, height, build quality, wood type and finish as well as available storage space. These desks come in a wide variety of designs ranging from broad piano-like tables to tall ones with double-door hutches. Some models have roll top desktops, while others have fold down tabletop. Make sure the secretary you choose will fit its intended location by measuring the height, width and depth of the space, considering the span of any doors in the unit, as well. Most secretary tables are made of hardwoods, veneer and MDF. Choose one with a wood finish that complements the rest of your home's wood furniture for a cohesive style.

Can You use a Secretary Desk as a Computer Desk?
Yes. The pull-down desktop of a typical secretary table is strong enough to hold a laptop and the storage shelves can hold computer accessories like printers and CDs. For a desktop PC, consider an armoire desk. An armoire comes with a slide-out keyboard tray, a recess for a computer monitor and holes for running computer cables as well as a large cabinet and drawers.

What is a Double Bonnet Secretary Desk?
A double bonnet secretary table is one with a vintage-styled bookcase sporting arched doors. Rather than a regular hutch overlooking its desktop, this antique reproduction has a storage unit with twin doors and double arched cornice.

Are There Metal Secretary Desks?
Yes. Secretary tables with modern minimalist designs have metal parts. Most of them mix wood and metal. Usually, these have wooden desktops, shelves and cubbyholes while their legs are made of steel. An all-metal secretary is rare.

How do You Care for Wooden Secretary Desk?
Dust the desk regularly to prevent settling dust from scratching its finish. Use a soft, lint-free cloth, a soft brush or a feather duster for this purpose. Remove stains with a damp cloth. Avoid abrasive furniture cleaners or silicone polishes. To bring out the sheen of the wood finish, buff it with a wax-based polish.
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Sterling Industries Tunbridge 582114-599 Contemporary Glass/Metal/MDF Table
Item : 1394615 / Model : 582114-599
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  • Material: Glass/Metal/MDF
  • Finish: Clear/Gold Leaf
  • Dimensions: 29"H x 42"W x 23"D
1035.89 $1,035.89
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Ameriwood Industries 42'' Rectangular Laminate Industrial Secretary Desk, Brown (9861096)
Item : 1530266 / Model : 9861096
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  • Black oak finish lends sophisticated look
  • Durable laminate finish is easy to clean
  • Lightweight hollow-core construction
99.99 $99.99
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