Let’s Talk About Desks

Let’s talk about desks, shall we? Back in the day, a kid would go to school and sit behind these incredibly uncomfortable desks constructed of wood or plastic. When the wood seats would get old and splinter, that could be cause of many clothing snags and unwelcomed splinters. The tops would open and you placed your belongings inside the metal frame. Other styles offered a wire tray under your chair where you would place your belongings during class. Convenient for the old classrooms, but these are not the type of desks you want for your student residence. The dorm room should have a sturdy desk that offers sufficient storage. It should be comfortable to sit behind while you are working. It should have drawers you can actually reach to the back without breaking your arm or the desk drawer. Let’s talk about desks.10955_naturalWritingDesk_28 72

The Writing Desk

Perfect for small areas, this simple desk sets unobtrusively in a dorm room. The writing desk has a full-width pencil drawer in addition to a heavy duty metal drawer box.


The Pedestal Desk

The pedestal desk can fit right under a loft bed to get optimum space in your student room. University Loft Graduate Series Loft Bed with Bed RailsIt comes with a pencil drawer with removable dividers. Storing your items in the pedestal desk is convenient. It comes with a deep file drawer and two left side drawers.


University Loft Company uses the best construction methods available. Our solid hardwood casegoods are built strong and durable. We use frame-in-frame construction, full-length back panels with ¼ inch Dado, minimum ¾ wood sides, Mortise and Tenon joint frames, corner blocks, adjustable foot glides, and English dovetail drawers. The sides are stained and sealed. Because the tops are high pressure laminate, the desk is protected from moisture and dents.91956-30_drawerCloseUp_0016 72


Our drawers are manufactured with four corner blocks. There are stretchers under the drawers for added bottom support. The drawer boxes are made with English dovetail joints. Included on all of them are finger pulls. And best of all (in my humble opinion), they come with full-extension drawer glides (or as I like to say, anti-arm breaking slides)!

Have a look at our desks when you browse the Uloft catalogs. You will also get to see the various series from which to choose. If you need help or have questions, please contact us or give us a call at 1-800-423-LOFT (5638). A skilled University Loft representative will be available to direct you. We want your business and want to make your university furniture shopping experience a pleasant one. We can ship your order at a short notice.

As a leader in the furniture industry, University Loft Company continues to create products that are suitable for the needs of universities, off-campus housing, military housing and apartment furnishings. CEO and founder, James N. Jannetides’ infectious positivity drives the company to developing more innovative products. His wisdom and vision is one to follow. It has been a wellspring of inspiration and encouragement to many through the years.

Until next time ~ Ginger Bock

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