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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    Gloucester Times 27 Nov 2020
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    Malaysian National News Agency 27 Nov 2020
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    The National 27 Nov 2020
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    The Oregonian 26 Nov 2020
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    Writer’s block: how to be creative even in crisis

    The Irish Times 25 Nov 2020
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    The Post and Courier 25 Nov 2020
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    The Oregonian 24 Nov 2020
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    Tour home of Hershey chocolate founder: High Point Mansion open to public for the first time

    The Doylestown Intelligencer 23 Nov 2020
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    Fosters 22 Nov 2020
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    Gloucester Times 20 Nov 2020
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    Exploring a writer's process

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