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Advantages of the Pine Writing Desk

Updated on October 6, 2010

Wooden writing desks are important pieces of furniture for any home office and are available in many price ranges. Pine writing desks are in demand these days because they are a cost effective choice when compared to other varieties of all wood desks. With the beauty and durability of solid wood, the pine writing desk is a great value for anyone shopping on a tight budget. These desks are well built and come in a variety of designs and storage options. With so many options, you should be able to find one in your price range that appeals to your sense of style while satisfying your office needs.

Pine is definitely a cheaper alternative to more costly types of solid or wood veneer furniture like walnut, cherry and oak. It is also more durable than desks made from other types of cheap composite wood materials.

These desks are available in an assortment of beautiful designs from simple to ornate which allows them to compete with the more expensive varieties like maple or mahogany. Another plus is that a pine writing desk may be significantly lighter in weight. For instance, if you plan to move your desk around a lot you may want to choose pine over oak since a pine desk can be significantly lighter than an oak desk.

Pine desks when properly maintained will last a long time. Like any other real wood furniture proper maintenance is the key. It is best not to place your wood furniture in direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Over time it could damage the finish and it will certainly fade the color. This will be more noticeable if your pine writing desk has a dark finish. You may start to notice differences in the color under objects that are keep in the same place for a long period of time. You will also want to take care not place your desk in an extremely damp area. Real wooden writing desks expand and contract with changes in humidity and this could affect how to doors and drawers open and close. And remember to use beverage coasters to protect the finish of your desk top from temperature changes and moisture. If you follow these simple guidelines you will be happy with your new pine writing desk for years to come.

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