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Drop Lid Writing Desks

Updated on January 28, 2013

Introduction to Drop Lid Writing Desks

There are many different types of writing desks out there, and one that doesn't get as much attention as it probably should. Drop lid writing desks are commonly used as decorative pieces of furniture in a home, but aside from pleasing aesthetics, these wood writing desks can also be very functional and shouldn't be discounted as a possible solution to making an efficient work space. If space is an issue because of a cramped apartment, this is all the more reason to take a serious look at drop lid desks, which save room, but the dropped lid can also open up more than enough work space for papers and a laptop while not taking up precious square feet that might be at a premium wherever you live. In addition to this, these types of writing desk offer a wide array of benefits and advantages that should not be overlooked.

Benefits of Drop Lid Writing Desks

There are several benefits to drop lid writing desks.  While these are not meant to be a conventional office desk, even for a home office, there are some situations in which these can be seen as a good solution.  Some of the advantages of these desks with drop down lids include:

  • The far majority are made from real wood, making them real wood writing desks.
  • Aesthetically pleasing.
  • Dropping down the drop down lid gives plenty of work space.
  • Space saving desk design.
  • Closing the lid opens up space and keeps wandering eyes away.
  • Some have intricate woodwork.
  • Also perfect for keeping track of mail and paying bills.

These are just a few of the many advantages that a drop lid writing desk can offer to consumers.

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A common example of a drop lid desk.
A common example of a drop lid desk.

Cons of Drop Lid Desks

There are a few negatives to purchasing a drop lid writing desk that also need to be addressed. The first and most obvious con is that these desks are not designed for desktop computers at all. There is no flat surface, so while laptops can be moved, these types of desks simply are not a very good idea for a desk top computer.

The other major negative is that these are smaller desks, and not designed to be functional in a normal office setting. These aren't going to work for an office, even if it is a home office.

There's also price.  Drop lid desks have to be made of actual wood, and need good craftsman ship to stay fully functional.  There's no crappy Walmart desk version (although why you'd want one of those anyway is beyond me), so you do have to pay for quality which can make these a little bit pricier.

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for a great advice. I never knew that Amazon sells these beautiful furnitures.