Make Your Office Your Own with a Handcrafted Desk

August 23rd, 2016 Blog

If you’re outfitting your home or workplace office, don’t underestimate the importance of your desk. It’s the place where you spend hours every day, and it can become your best friend if you take the steps now to find one that you will love. At Woodcraft, we don’t just recommend a handcrafted, custom desk because we’ve been building them for over 40 years; we also understand that your workspace should reflect your habits and your personality.

The three most important factors you should keep in mind when you are choosing a desk are shape, storage space, and style. When it comes to quality, there is no competing with handcrafted wood furniture, and going custom gives you the freedom to choose the wood and colour to match your bookshelves or other interior decorations. When it comes to shape, storage, and style, choose your options based on how you work.

Shape – Do you require multiple computer screens to work effectively? You may want an L-shaped design that allows you to pivot from one screen to another. A traditional rectangular design works for most, but you will also want to consider height for ergonomics. You should also be able to choose between features such as a keyboard pull out vs. a centre drawer. These are all facets unique to your own work habits; make sure you have the desk that works for you.

Storage – Save yourself hours of lost productivity by staying on top of clutter. As soon as that stack of papers starts to pile up next to your computer, take the time to sort it out. A disorganized workspace creates distractions since clutter competes for your attention. It can be difficult to concentrate on the task at hand if you keep a pile of papers and forms that you need to deal with next to your computer. It’s like having your To-Do List hang over your head all day, reminding you of all the other tasks that you have to complete. Make sure you have enough drawers, and drawers that are the right size and depth, to meet your organizational needs.

Style – All of the desks we offer at Woodcraft come with a variety of wood and colour options for you to choose from. For example, our Downton Executive model is available in maple, pine, oak, and vintage cherry, with your choice of colours ranging from a light white stain to gunstock walnut or ebony. Select your colours based on the other pieces in your office, whether they’re bookshelves or cabinets. We also have a wide range of desks to choose from, whether you’re looking for a contemporary style or a simpler student-style option.

We take your office seriously at Woodcraft, which is why we also offer full suite collections that include cabinets and shelves. While you can choose between our standard styles, we also create totally custom pieces that will fit your personalized needs and inspirations. Get in touch with us if there’s a piece you’ve always dreamed of having, but could never find at the store.