Desks Workstations

Desks Workstations

 The starting point for setting up an office is the desk or workstation. Size matters! How much space do you need? How much space do you have?

Next step is to add storage. Do you want drawers? or shelves? or both?

Below is the terminology you need to discuss your requirements with your office furniture consultant.


– Rectangular office tableDesks Workstations - Desk

  • Typical Sizes – 1200mm x 600mm, 1500mm x 750mm, 1800mm x 900mm
  • Standard Height – 725 – 730mm



Desks Workstations Drawer Pedestals

– set of drawers for desks

  • Fixed – attached to underside of desks and worksDesk Workstations - Fixed Pedestalstations, either left or right. Usually 3 small (personal, legal or pencil) drawers or 1 small drawer & 1 file drawer
  • Mobile – on castors to roll Desks Workstations - Mobile Pedestalsunder desks and workstations. Usually 4 small drawers, 2 small & 1 file drawer or 2 file drawers
  • Locking – optional. Either top drawer or ganglock (all drawers)



Desks OptionsDesks Workstations - Bow Front Desk

  • Bow Front – approximately 150mm deeper in centre
  • Conference End or P-end. Usually 900mm dia. on 750mm deep desk or 1200mm dia. on 900mm deep desk. Can be left or right side and Desks Workstations - Conference End Deskprotruding to front or back.
  • D-end – rectangular top with rounded end



Desks Returns

  • Small side tables attached to desks to make ‘L’ shape
  • Attached Left Hand or Right Hand sides of desksDesks Workstations - Return
  • Typical sizes are 900 x 450, 900 x 600 and 1200 x 600



Desks Workstations Components


  • Gables – timber slab ends
  • ‘C’ Leg – metal cantilever leg (strong leg at back with foot on bottom and bracket at top)
  • Modesty Panel – flat panel between gables or legs to hold legs laterally and support top



– low sliding door cupboards

  • Typical lengths – 1200, 1500 & 1800mmDesks Workstations - Credenzas
  • Typical depths – 450 & 600mm
  • Height – 725 – 730mm (same as desks height)
  • with hutch on top makes a wall unit



Desks Workstations Hutches

  • For wall unit all shelves are adjustable for book storage
  • For desks and workstations bottom shelf fixed at heDesks Workstations - Bookcase Hutchight to allow computer monitor
  • Typical lengths – 900, 1200, 1500 & 1800mm
  • 1200mm & longer will hDesks Workstations - Workstation Hutchave centre division (long spans will sag)
  • Typical heights – 1050 & 1200mm


BookcasesDesks Workstations - Bookcases

  • Typical lengths – 900 & 1200mm
  • Typical heights – 900, 1200, 1500 & 1800mm
  • Depth – 300 – 375mm to accommodate office files




– ‘L’ shaped or corner desks

  • Typical SizesDesks Workstations - Corner Workstation
  • 1200mm x 600mm x 1800mm x 600mm
  • 1800mm x 600mm x 1800 x 600mm
  • 1800mmx 750mm x 1800mm x 750mm


Workstations and Screens

Workstation systems are groups or pods of corner desks incorporated into a screen system.

Workstations Types

  • Freestanding – there are many styles but the most common types are gable (solid end panels) or metal ‘C’ Leg (cantilever).
  • Height Adjustable – usually ‘C’ Leg with manual windup or electric motor mechanism
  • Screen Hung – back long edges attached to screens by brackets and front supported by legs or gables.
  • 90 degree – usually in pods of 4 or more.
  • 120 degree – usually in pods of multiples of 3.

Screen Systems

  • Panel Systems – panels are full height one piece and are not removable. If Ducting is required the duct is installed at time of manufacture.
  • Tile Systems – aluminum frame has horizontal rails at 400 mm increments to take removable fabric covered panels. Cabling can be carried out by removing the tiles.
  • Desk mounted – low screens are mounted onto Workstation tops with clamps

Screens can be ducted to carry power and data cabling.


  • Base ducted – leads are dropped through Cable Holes to plug into GPO and RJ45.
  • Mid ducted – power and data are accessible above the desk.
  • Tile Systems – cabling can be run anywhere and GPO and RJ45 can be mounted in tiles.
  • Cable baskets – wire trays are attached to underside of desk or modesty panel.
  • Power Pole (Space Pole) – where pods are in middle of room  a Power Pole can be incorporated into screen system to bring cabling from ceiling into Ducting.