Roll top desk is a 19th century reworking of the pedestal desk, with, in addition, a series of stacked compartments, shelves, drawers and hooks in front of the users. In contrast to these the compartments and the desktop surface of a roll top desk can be covered by means of wooden slats that roll or slide through slots in the raised sides of the desk. In that, it is a descendant in function, and partly in form, of the cylinder desk of the 18th century.
Here are some features of roll top desk:
* Made from solid and hard wood such as oak, cherry and mahogany.
* You can find some with wheels fitted on the bottom for easy maneuverability.
* It can also be used as a normal piece of furniture once the top has been rolled down.
* They have raised panel’s sides and solid ply backs. They can also be fitted with additional storage.
* A door can be fitted for the CPU and the printer.
* Slots and compartments can be added for accessories and documents.
One of the biggest advantages of a roll top desk is that it is multi-functional. You can use it as a desk through the day or you can use it as a piece of furniture with the top rolled down. It works in all rooms and in every circumstance.
Another great feature is that roll top desks- be it an oak or cherry or mahogany- is often provided with locks to protect from damage or theft.
The roll top is also quite helpful as it reduces the amount of cleaning you have to do. The roll top doesn’t gather dust (unless left for a long time) so this minimizes the amount of time that you need to spend cleaning.
In the 19th century and beginning of the 20th the roll top desk was the most popular desk in small and medium sized offices. Because of this there are many that were produced and can now be found at local antique shops. They vary in size and quality.
People often choose a roll top desk to create a theme within their offices. This theme could be antique, turn of the century or simply traditional. This has made the roll top desk an interior designer dream and made them popular in many offices across the country. There are so many different types to choose from that you will find one (or more) to suit your budget.
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