What Are the Types of Office Desks?

Your desk is where you spend most of your workday, so it’s important to have the right one in your office. There are many types of office desks, each with different features. Read through the various types of commercial desks to decide which one your office needs.

Popular Types of Office Desks

Popular Types of Office Desks

Below are some of the most common types of desks used in an office.

Executive Desks

Executive desks are large, elaborate desks with extended desktop and storage space. These desks have offer one spacious workspace supported by double pedestals with box or file drawers. Most executive desks are one straight piece, but you can also choose L-shaped and U-shaped executive desk styles.

L-Shaped Desks

L-shaped desks are workstations with two connecting parts to form an “L” shape. One part provides a large workspace, and the other section offers a smaller work surface for additional space or supply storage.

U-Shaped Desks

U-shaped desks are desks with three connecting sections to form a “U” shape. The first part is the main desk, the second part is a secondary desk, and the third part is a credenza. These desks are ideal for those who need extra space to work or spread out, as U-shaped desks offer the largest surface area for workspace.

Sit-Stand Desks

Sit-stand, standing and adjustable desks move vertically, so you can work at them while seated or standing. Some standing desks are permanently raised, while others have an electric or manual mechanism to move the desk up and down as needed.


Cubicles provide a work surface surrounded by partitions. This desk style is common in mid- to large-size offices that need to fit many employees in an open room.

Types of Commercial Desks at Arnold’s Office Furniture

Choose the desk style that best meets your company’s needs. Browse an extensive selection of quality, stylish desk options at Arnold’s Office Furniture. We have over 40 desk options in these styles:

We also carry WorkWall desks, our modular and customizable desk system that can work in any office space.

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Arnold’s Office Furniture provides numerous desk options for your office. Browse our popular types of office desks to decide which you need, and request a quote for your desk system today. For more information about our office furniture, contact us online.

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