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All about desks baby.
A computer desk is arguably one of the most important items in a workstation or battlestation.
Everything revolves around it for the entire time you are there. It holds your delicious cup of coffee, your monitors, and maybe even your computer itself.
Desks can also be incredibly specific to your situation.
You might need a tiny desk for your 1 room apartment, but a giant sprawling 3 piece desk made of rich mahogany for your office space at work.
This page will be a hub for all the other Desk pages we have, as well as aim to answer a few desk questions we find people asking frequently.
- 1 Types of Computer Desks
- 2 Types of Desk Materials
- 2.1 How big should a computer desk be?
- 2.2 How deep should a computer desk be?
- 2.3 What is the ideal computer desk height?
- 2.4 How tall is a computer desk?
- 2.5 How much leg room do you need under a desk?
- 2.6 What is the best computer desk for gaming?
- 2.7 How much does a computer desk cost?
- 2.8 Related Desk Pages
Types of Computer Desks
There is pretty much a computer desk for every occasion. Let’s list a few of them:
- Writing desks
- Executive desks
- Corner desks
- Standing desks (adjustable height)
- Gaming desks
- Floating desks (wall mounted)
- Credenza desks
There are of course others, but these are the main categories.
What is a Ergonomic Desk?
Well, to be Ergonomic means to be “relating to or designed for efficiency and comfort in the working environment”. An Ergonomic Desk then is any desk that fills that purpose. However, most of the time people are referring to Standing Desks.
Types of Desk Materials
You can make a desk out of just about anything. No joke, they even have cardboard desks that people actually use.
I don’t consider cardboard a good long term solution though. Here are some better desk materials:
- Metal desks
- Solid wood desks
- Glass desks
- Laminated wood desks
The laminated wood of course being the type of stuff you are going to find at most big chain companies. Ikea, Wal-mart, Staples, ect.
How big should a computer desk be?
The size of computer desk you need is going to be determined by your situation of course. A traditional office desk is often about 5 feet wide (152.4 cm) and 2.5 feet (76.2 cm) deep.
Do consider though that a laptop will not need as much space as a desktop.
If you are going to have triple monitors, that will also increase the size of desk you will want to get.
You should think through your needs thoroughly before jumping on one that could be too big or too small.
How deep should a computer desk be?
A computer desk should average between 20 – 30 inches (50.8 cm – 76.3 cm). This also depends on how large your monitor, keyboard and mouse are as well.
Gamer’s may find they need more desk depth for larger accessories.
What is the ideal computer desk height?
The ideal height is going to depend on how tall you are since it is important to have good posture when sitting for long periods of time.
The average computer desk will be between 28 – 30 inches and best suited for people 5 foot 8 inches – 5 foot 10 inches (172.72 cm – 177.8 cm). There are different opinions here though, so be sure to find what fits you best.
How tall is a computer desk?
Most desks will fall between 28 – 30 inches (71.12 cm – 76.2 cm).
You should consider a standing desk or something adjustable if you need height variance.
How much leg room do you need under a desk?
If the average desk height is between 28 – 30 inches then that would give you around 27 – 29 inches of height under the desk most likely. However, you may need to account for a keyboard tray if the desk has one.
You should also be sure you are getting a desk that is right for your height. If you are tall then a desk of that height may not be good to start with and you might need to look into a desk that is height adjustable.
What is the best computer desk for gaming?
A highly subjective question of course. You should check out what we have to say about gaming desks here.
How much does a computer desk cost?
A computer desk can range in price from $100 – $3,000. There are sub $100 desks that exist, but they are not always easy to find or good quality.
There are also very expensive desks that cost over $3,000.
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