Desk FAQs:

Q: Are desks usually made of wood or metal?

A: Yes, although materials such as tempered glass are sometimes seen.

Q: Are desks often made with laminate table tops and molded plastic seats in a combined single unit?

A: Yes, and with storage found under the desktop or on a wire shelf beneath the seat.

Q: Is desk connected from the seat to the table?

A: Yes.

Q: Are desks usually mass-produced in steel or wood and sold on the consumer market?

A: Yes.

Q: Were desks introduced to take heavier loads of paper and withstand the pounding meted out on the typewriters?

A: Yes.

Q: Were desks mass-produced for them in large quantities?

A: Yes, and using newer, steam-driven woodworking machinery.

Q: Is desk a desk built within a large wardrobe-like cabinet?

A: Yes, and a portable desk is light enough to be placed on a person's lap.

Q: Are desks not as tall as normal adult desks?

A: Yes.

Q: Were desks assembled rapidly by unskilled labor from components turned out in batches by machine tools?

A: Yes.

Q: Are desks sometimes called "left-pedestal desks" and "right-pedestal desks"?

A: Yes, and depending on the position of the single pedestal.

Q: Is desk a masterpiece?

A: Yes, since this split in quality took place more than a hundred years ago.

Q: Were desks designed with slots and hooks for bookmarks and for writing implements?

A: Yes.

Q: Is desk suitable to sit at?

A: Yes, and unlike most usual tables.

Q: Is desk a refinement of the mechanically complex drawing table or drafting table from the end of the 18th century?

A: Yes.