Pedestal desks are a type of executive desk which has a pedestal on either side of it.
The pedestal desks get its name from the fact that it rests on two pedestals, one on either side of the piece. These pedestals may sit on a small platform known as a plinth. The pedestals may be small cabinets or sets of stacked drawers. Each drawer is not always the same size, and there may be a large drawer on the bottom for file folders and smaller drawers on top for holding office supplies.
The pedestal desks are still found throughout the world, and many variations of the traditional design are available.
A writing surface rests between the two ends of the pedestal desks. This surface could be wood or metal, depending on the construction of the unit. Some vintage pieces may have a top that is all leather or trimmed in leather.
There may be a wooden panel in the front of the desk to conceal the user’s legs. This panel is sometimes called a modesty panel. Some models may include roll-top, small sections for holding mail, or a center drawer. Other types may include a hutch either attached to the desk or that simply sits on top of it.
Pedestal desks are an attractive piece of furniture that can be purchased to match almost any office decor. It can sometimes be an expensive item to buy, especially if it is being purchased new. This furniture is normally very durable, so the investment can pay off with many years of enjoyment whether it is bought for business or personal use.