Forget bulky shelving and additional file cabinets - all you really need to free up space in your office is the Riverside Belle Vista L-Shaped Laptop / Writing Desk. This desk and return set opens up an office two ways: First, spacious drawers and open shelving provide places to neatly stash and store books and files. Second, the set itself is ideally designed to slip into a corner, breaking the office's box-like feel and giving you more valuable floor space.
The desk and return are crafted from durable hardwood solids and cherry veneers matched and finished in a warm transitional cherry. Each of the unit's drawers - four in the desk and one in the return - is constructed with dovetail joinery and mounted on smooth, full-extension ball-bearing guides. The desk's top center drawer boasts a drop-front face that allows you to use it as a laptop, keyboard, or mouse work surface, though you can use the drawer conventionally with the included removable, felt-lined pencil tray. Two electrical outlets are located in the back of the drawer. On the side, two supply storage drawers rest above a bottom file drawer that can accommodate letter- and legal-size files.
The return features one top drop-front drawer for a second laptop or additional work space. The softy rounded end boasts two fixed, rounded shelves where you can tuck more work or add a bit more character with family photographs and plants. Wiring access holes throughout each piece help you manage cord clutter, and built-in base levelers keep the whole unit steady.
Notes on Riverside Construction
All Riverside domestic furniture is constructed of fine oak, ash, poplar, and pine wood. These wood types are durable and feature beautiful, open grains that make them much preferred among furniture manufacturers. Each piece of wood is first graded for quality, then kiln-dried to remove excess moisture and prevent splitting. The wood is then constructed into a high-quality furniture piece using a combination of hardwood solids and hand-selected veneers. Techniques used on Riverside pieces include dovetail joinery, heavy-duty drawer roller guides, and multi-step finish applications that include hand-sanding and polishing for a deep, lustrous result. All Riverside furniture is given this high-quality treatment to ensure the beauty and durability of your final product.
About Riverside Furniture
Riverside has been growing for more than half a century. The company's founder, Herman Udouj, opened the doors to his first factory in 1946, and along with 12 employees, he began making handcrafted furniture for the post-World War II Baby Boom era. Since then, generations of customers have furnished their homes and offices with Riverside's wide range of furniture products. Riverside strives to be trusted for quality products that are an affordable value. It's just that simple.
It's recommended that Riverside furniture be cleaned with a damp, clean dust cloth. Any kind of surface or finish may be cleaned using this method. A mild detergent may be applied, if necessary, for areas that will not clean with just a cloth. Avoid the use of oil-based polishes and direct-spray polishes that can cause a waxy build-up.
Placing hot items, such as coffee mugs or dinner plates on a piece of furniture can soften the finish. Condensation from cold objects or liquid spills will cause the finish to "bubble" and leave a milky-white discoloration. Never use fingernail polish remover over a wood finish because if it makes contact with the finish it will eat through it much like a paint or varnish remover exposing the wood underneath and demanding that the surface be refinished to repair the damage. The damage described above can be eliminated by the use of coasters, trivets, and common sense.
Always use a protective pad beneath lamps or accessories, and on writing surfaces. Do not place rubber or vinyl products on the surface as discoloration and/or staining may occur as a result.