Find Your Match: Library Desks & Writing Tables

By Bailiegh Basham · October 6, 2015

Find Your Match: Library Desks & Writing Tables

Modern Day Uses for Classic Writing Desks

Not only are writing desks beautiful pieces of furniture, but they’re functional as well, and we love furniture pieces that have more than one use, don’t you?

To Organize - To Write - To Work - To Accent – To Read - To Study

Handcrafted writing desks will beautifully accent your bedroom, office or nook with their eye catching features and overall classic, charming designs.


Writing desks offer a way to add a functional workspace while also adding an attractive piece of space-saving furniture. From the simplest small office desk to the most elegant of library tables, there are several ways writing desks can fit into a home without creating the ambiance of an office.

Library tables provide an abundance of storage space for books or media, all while being beautiful enough to add a graceful note to your entryway, home office or bedroom. When not in use, your Amish library table acts as a sofa table as well, holding decorative items and functional lighting.

The first item that consumers should keep in mind when looking for a writing desk is that using one is somewhat different from using a regular desk. Writing desks are smaller in scale with usual limited storage, so they are best suited for laptop work or a small writing area; however, they provide maximum function in a minimal footprint, so they are ideal for lofts, apartments, or other small spaces.

Depending on your wants and needs, these handcrafted desks can be as simple as a table with a single drawer for pens and paper or as elaborate as a secretary desk that reaches nearly to the ceiling with shelves, cubbies, and drawers to organize the office supplies and papers of the user. If you plan to use your writing desk for keeping your family activities in check and paying bills, built-in cubbies or larger drawers may be important. You may even consider adding a full extension file drawer.


Design a writing desk to complement a wide range of home decors, from contemporary to classic. As a general design rule, traditional style writing desks tend to have medium to dark finishes, while modern styled writing desks typically have lighter wood finishes. Choose your preferred hardwood and finish, and allow Countryside to create a library table or writing desk that complements your style.

Author, Baileigh Basham

Bailiegh Basham is Lead Sales & Marketing Strategist at Countryside Amish Furniture. She's been a team member since 2014. Bailiegh is deeply passionate about furniture design and home decor.