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Workstation Construction

The three most common desk construction

Steel framed construction

Steel framed construction

This design uses an all steel frame which is bolted together to form a very strong rigid structure. All threads inserts are cut or welded into the frame to provide a virtually unbreakable fixing. The wood desk top is not part of the structural strength of the desk. Although more expensive than the wood panel construction, the steel frame offers much more in terms of durability and longevity. Steel-framed desks often have integrated cable management.

Wood panel

Wood panel

The modesty panel is an integral and important part of the frame in this design. The wood top is an important part of the structural strength of the desk. Although well built and perfectly designed for its purpose, care is required when moving these desks, as incorrect handling can result in the metal thread inserts being pulled out of the wood panel.

Steel Leg frames with wood modesty panel

Steel Leg frames with wood modesty panel

This modesty panel is again an integral and important part of the structure, but steel leg panels increase the overall strength of the desk and provide some cable management facility. This design is a compromise between strength and price, falling somewhere between the two on both fronts.