Writing desk

A writing desk or bureau acts as a kind of compact office. Traditionally, a writing desk is for writing letters by hand. It usually has a top that closes to hide current work, which makes the room containing it look tidy, maintains privacy, and protects the work. The closing top may contain several joints so that it can roll closed, or may simply fold closed. The writing surface (or place for lap-top) typically folds down (perhaps being the lid) or slides out, to preserve the compact size when closed. They often have small drawers or "pigeon holes".

Modern writing desks are designed for laptop computers of the 21st century. They are typically too small for most desktop computers or a printer.

See also

  • Desk
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    WOODS TO WRITING DESK: The sounds of Cape Ann

    Gloucester Times 15 Oct 2021
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    Bergman Island Is the Rare Movie About Writers Trying To Write That Really Works

    Time Magazine 15 Oct 2021
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    A Quarter Century of Zoltek

    Flathead Beacon 15 Oct 2021
    To sit down and write a piece of this magnitude, Zoltek relies on his years of training as a composer to fashion ... Then with a sketchbook he details out the themes and harmonics before finally sitting down at his desk and writing out the full score for the orchestra and solo cello....

    Patrick Freyne: Royals ride who they like. It says so in Latin on the Windsor crest

    The Irish Times 15 Oct 2021
    The Musical is on Netflix, so I’ve cancelled my extensive budget coverage to write about it. (Apologies to the politics desk.) . Diana ... (Again, apologies to the politics desk.) Diana is, in this musical, a salt-of-the-earth commoner elevated beyond her station by the love of a royal, much like the Little Mermaid or Jay-Z ... But I like it ... Next week ... ....

    ‘So, what exactly are you planning to do with that?’

    The Daily Californian 15 Oct 2021
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    Worcester Living: Rooted in revolution, Concord embraces its place in history

    Worcester Telegram 14 Oct 2021
    Thoreau was mentored by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who eulogized the April 19 battle in his "Concord Hymn," writing about the "shot heard round the world." ... The standing desk where Reverend Emerson, a stoker of revolutionary fervor, would write his sermons and the furniture used by his descendants remains....

    Four Strangers at a Dinner Party

    The Daily Californian 14 Oct 2021
    Four Strangers at a Dinner Party. It is a warm Californian evening of August 2021. I have only been in Berkeley for a few weeks ... Much to my surprise, here we are, executing it ... A ... B ... Scotland ... Stanley Stott-Hall writes about finding his Berkeley bearings as a Brit. Contact the opinion desk at opinion@dailycal.org or follow us on Twitter @dailycalopinion....

    DuBois-Sandy Twp. residents turn out for proposed consolidation meeting

    Courier Express 13 Oct 2021
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    Above it all

    The Daily Californian 13 Oct 2021
    Above it all. To the two fearless guys who were casually having lunch on a ledge of Doe Library’s facade, nearly twenty feet off of the ground. ... Bizarre, I say, but also absolutely brilliant ... Geraldine Ang writes the Wednesday column on human connection. Contact the opinion desk at opinion@dailycal.org or follow us on Twitter @dailycalopinion....

    FLAGLER COUNTY SCHOOLS Schools end first quarter with variety of activities

    Daytona Beach News-Journal 13 Oct 2021
    Flagler Schools also gives a shout-out to all our principals as we celebrate National Principals Month ... Flagler Techncial College ... 2 ... Kelley is building relationships and celebrating our Eagles at the same time! She writes “love notes” on students’ desks so they can take a picture and share with family how well they are doing in U.S....

    Don't toss out those raked leaves! You can turn that fallen foliage into 'black gold' ...

    The Berkshire Eagle 13 Oct 2021
    Ron Kujawski. Fallen leaves are gardener's gift from Mother Nature. Before you grumble about raking, remember fallen leaves are a great source of composting material for next year's gardens. As I was sitting at my desk trying to decide what to write about, I glanced out the window hoping that there would be a beam of inspiration ... Home-garden ... .......

    The Edge Desk

    TechRadar 12 Oct 2021
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    'Holy shit': Read Rep. Adam Schiff's reaction when he saw the summary of Trump's infamous ...

    Business Insider 12 Oct 2021
    Holy shit," Schiff kept repeating as he read the memo, he writes in his memoir ... In his new memoir, "Midnight In Washington," the California Democrat writes that he was in his office in the SCIF, a secure facility used to review classified materials, when one of his senior staffers yelled that the memo had been released....