Over the years we have made many bespoke pieces of mahogany furniture and probably the most common bespoke request we receive is based around our mahogany pedestal desks.
So we thought it might be a good idea to share with you some of the pictures we have taken of desks that have been custom made in response to customer requests. Scroll down through the pictures below, hopefully you can take some inspiration from them and design your own office home solution.
The most popular mahogany pedestal desks that we do our bespoke work in, is based on is the Mahogany Partners Desk and the Mahogany Colonial Pedestal Desk but other styles are available. You can also email us a picture of other designs for us to replicate.
Of course the most common requests are to vary the size of the desk and the colour of the leather but apart from these more normal variations, there are other less common variations that you might not of thought about – indeed you might not have known they could be requested….examples are adding filing drawers with false drawer fronts; changing the shape of the feet; having the kneehole size adjusted to suit; putting cable holes as required; changing the drawer and cupboard configuration to whatever is required; removing a back panel for ease of access to the back of a computer; converting the central drawer to hold a keyboard; putting a pull out shelf in a cupboard for a printer; adding gold tooling to the leather and so on.
So you can see the mahogany pedestal desk is quite versatile – it can be a computer desk, a writing desk or an executive pedestal desk for the home office in any size. But why not go a bit further and opt for some more radical alterations. A shelf unit can be built that fits on the back of the top similar to a Dickens Desk. Of course when choosing the depth of the desk you have to be careful to make it sufficient to hold the shelf unit and at the same time allow for enough work space.
Making changes to size, drawer layout and style can have an adverse effect on the usability of the desk and of course, still needs to be pleasing to the eye. However not to worry because we supply technical drawing for your approval prior to production starting. The plan drawings are included in the price and can be altered as many times as it is necessary until you are satisfied. Lets take an example to illustrate this – you need to increase the kneehole width to 60 cm to accommodate your existing office chair, the desk has to have a certain width, say to fit an alcove. The option here will be to reduce the width of the pedestals. By doing this the internal dimensions of the drawers will be reduced and may not now fit A4 sheets. Having the plan drawings allows us to look at these issues and determine what the best solution is.
Some customers have taken the style of the Partners or Colonial pedestal desk with its distinctive columns and changed the shape so it becomes a bespoke corner shape to fit a particular area of your office or by removing the pedestals and adding a modesty screen it becomes a very handsome reception desk in solid mahogany. Example pictures of this are below.
Using our quite unique (we think!) bespoke service you can not only have that executive mahogany desk you have always wanted but also in the colour, size and drawer configuration that suits your needs perfectly!