Laptop Desk

Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers

Freeport, ME
The Laptop Desk
by Thomas Moser Cabinetmakers is a beautiful blending of
Shaker-inspired design and classic cabinetmaking techniques in the
service of modern technology. Based on the Lap Desk designed by Thomas
Jefferson, the Moser desk has a slanted leather-topped surface—perfect
for writing the old-fashioned way—that raises to reveal three
compartments designed to accommodate modern office technology. The
middle section is ideal for a laptop computer, as it opens to a level
surface complete with fold-down wrist support. The two side
compartments are made for a fax and printer: Each opens to 18 x 22
inches with a drop-down bottom panel that gives a maximum depth of 10.5
inches. (Just make sure that's enough room for fax and printer to
function with the lid closed.) The desk is made entirely of American
black cherry, and joints are both dovetail and mortise-and-tenon.
$5,050. 149 Main Street; 207-865-4519. Additional showrooms in New York
(699 Madison Avenue; 212-753-7005) and San Francisco (3395 Sacramento
Street; 415-931-8131).