Popular Features of the Secretary Desk
Of course the most outstanding feature of the secretary is the drop front, which typically folds down on hinges to form the desk’s writing surface. Depending on the style or type of secretary desk or drop front desk, the drop front can be vertical or slanted.
The base of a secretary desk is usually a cabinet of some kind, either a set of drawers or a cabinet with one or two doors that opens to a shelf or shelves. Decide if you would get more use out of a secretary desk with drawers or a drop front desk with a cabinet. Take into account how many supplies you would like on hand and how much you would like your writing desk to hold.
Don’t let the traditional or more formal appearance of the classic secretary desk fool you. In addition to the “old-fashioned” letter organizer, small shelves and cubbies, secretary desks can include “modern” features like file drawers, holes for wire management and a power port.