Oak Computer Desk
Do you live in a house that has a hardwood floor? Or maybe you work in an office that is inspired by antiquity, in these cases an oak computer desk will truly complement your surroundings! Oak is a really durable wood and it is used in many varying furniture types. In fact, it is not uncommon to see a computer desk made of oak among many other furniture items.
Indeed it is oak’s durability and also its inherent beauty that provide not only amazing decorative advantages, but also some functional benefits too. It’s for these reasons that oak is a favorite material for not just office desks but all sorts of furniture.
Why Choose Oak?
Firstly, oak is a very durable hardwood that can last for generations. In fact, even the oak floor in poorly maintained old houses can endure the abuse and neglect. If the floor is full of scratches, you can restore it to its former glory through affordable products and little effort – the same is true of oak furniture.
And remember, an oak floor is subject to foot traffic. Just imagine the amount of foottraffic a floor has to endure over many years. If an oak floor can withstand this level of “abuse”, imagine how “hard wearing” and durable your oak computer desk will be!
Computer desks made of other materials simply don’t last as long as an oak. Today, popular materials for computer desks include plastic, vinyl, plywood, aluminum and other light and / or cheap materials. Lightweight furniture has its place in certain situations, however, today’s lightweight furniture compromises on lengevity and certainly quality (as well as aesthetics). Say, you or somebody else trips over your lightweight computer desk. What Will happen? Will it be able to withstand the impact ans stand firm? Or your will your computer and all the contents end up all over the floor – and cause you a hefty replacement bill. This sort of office furniture really is a false economy!
An oak computer desk is sturdy and steadfast and will never give you this sort of problem. It is stable and it is capable of withstanding a whole multitude of “little accidents” such as this. Its weight keeps it in place and your computer and contents safe.
If well maintained, oak will age gracefully (and look all the better for it). It will gain luster and its colour will get deeper and richer.
If you’re tatse is of a descerning nature then an oak computer desks will certainly really suit really you. Oak has a natural light color that you can easily coordinate with other furniture and decor. You can get darner oak as well which tends to offer a little more “gravitas” so if you want to portray this, perhaps go for a darker oak! The bottom line, though is that oak is not just beautiful, it is also very versatile.
Types of Oak Computer Desk
Oak computer desks are generally classified according to their style. If you want to delve into the more technical side of oak desks then talk to a crafstman and ask about the particular wood type, its age, place of origin and such like.
Having said that most buy an oak desk according to size, style and colour. It’s a very personal thing and people buy depending on what they think looks good for their style and situation.In terms of the size of your oak desk, the size and location of your work area with obviously have a major impact on this aspect.
Even a small room, can benefit from an oak desk. Most desks these days are made with efficiency in mind and they always have enough room for all of your essentials.
Design means surface area takes account of the need for your computer, telephone, fax and prnter as well as leaving room for storage.
If you want an oak desk that is bigger than the compact, you can choose the single pedestal oak desks. Generally slightly bigger than the compact and it has all the space that you need. You can also add the odd picture frame or two on the top of the desk to add that little something extra to the normal essentials.
If your room size allows, you can go for the double pedestal oak computer desk. It comes in different styles such as the classic and contemporary. Classic double pedestal desks feature storage spaces on both the left and the right hand sides of the desk by way of drawers. Typically, it will have a cabinet and drawers.
There are many other styles such as the Vancouver double pedestal desk, Mobel Oak Hidden office desk, Salisbury oak single office desk and Salisbury oak double office desk. Choosing is just a matter of taste and space. I like to get a really good idea on how each design looks before I buy. Consequently I tend to visit my local furniture store or and have a good look before I then check prices on the internet.
Choosing Your Oak Computer Desk
When choosing an oak desk, there are several factors to consider. First is space. Oak desks are bulkier that many desks made of other materials. So before choosing your desk, make sure that you know the measurements of the area where you will put it. Another important consideration is your equipment. If you have a printer, a fax machine and a telephone, and you want to keep all of these devices near your monitor, then obviously size will be an important consideration for you.
If you have a small room but you have lots of computer equipment, you could look at having a custom made job. You’ll need to find a professional woodworker and one that speciliases in oak! This will of course, give you the freedom to choose the type of oak wood, the design and the finish. If you have experience in woodworking, you could even do it yourself!