Staff Picks for our VP’s New Desk

Beth Rice 09/11/2017

Our vice president Linse Miller is looking for a new desk.

Currently working at our Amish Woodbury L-Desk in brown maple wood finished in antique slate, she will soon give that desk to our new Business and Finance Team Manager Ross Wiemken. 

Amish Mission Credenza with Optional Hutch

The Criteria

Linse shared with us the top three features she’s looking for in her new desk.

Linse Desk Criteria

The Contenders

We asked some of our team members to give us their top pick for Linse’s new desk. Let’s see who hits the mark in finding a combination that best fits her wish list!

Debra, Marketing Manager

Debra's Pick: Amish Bridgeport Mission L Desk with Optional Topper
“I think the Amish Bridgeport Mission L Desk with Optional Topper is the right choice for Linse’s office because it provides ample storage and plenty of work space for all of her projects. Mission style details on this desk include a finished desk back that people will see as soon as they enter her office. The flared legs and curves in the mission lines are a perfect feminine touch for Linse. The grain in quarter sawn white oak compliments this desk so that would be my wood choice for it.”

Debra hits two of the three must-haves on Linse’s list with this selection. The Bridgeport L Desk comes built with lots of room to work and offers hanging file and storage drawers, cabinet space, and slots to keep her organized. However, mission style might not fit Linse’s lean toward the contemporary.

Ryan, Product Portfolio Manager

Ryan's Pick: Amish Georgetown Credenza Desk with Optional Hutch Top

Product Portfolio Manager Ryan's Pick 2: Georgetown Executive Desk

“My desk pick for Linse’s office is a custom product combining two desks from the Georgetown Office Series. The Georgetown Executive Desk can be combined with the Georgetown Credenza Desk to form an executive L-desk that will provide plenty of storage that is necessary for her role here at DutchCrafters. An optional hutch top with unique sliding barn door cabinets can be added for additional storage. This is a unique industrial style desk that will look great in Linse’s office. It will also showcase the custom work DutchCrafters is known for.”

Ryan makes a great choice by selecting a piece with custom options that will meet Linse’s needs. The combination of Georgetown Executive and Credenza Desks creates the L shape that offers the space necessary for her many projects, as well as ample organization. But, while it has contemporary characteristics, do the Georgetown’s industrial elements stray a bit too far from Linse’s preference for the transitional, which combines both traditional and contemporary style?

Ross, Business and Finance Manager

Finance Manager Ross' Picks: Saratoga Double Pedestal Five Drawer Desk with Finished Backside and Curved Top and Saratoga Office Credenza with Optional Hutch Top

Saratoga Double Pedestal Desk | Saratoga Office Credenza

“The desk combo I’m recommending for Linse is the Saratoga Double Pedestal Desk with the Saratoga Office Credenza. Linse currently has an L-shaped desk, but I don’t know if she needs the surface space of an L. This is why I’m recommending a standard desk for her everyday tasks. There’s plenty of filing storage and space in the credenza for pictures of friends and family, as well as books. There’s also more storage below. The Saratoga style has a contemporary look that’s been very popular at the furniture shows. I picture her having it made in brown maple with an antique slate, husk, or smoke finish.”

Ross falters slightly with his estimation of Linse’s need for desk top space, but gains ground quickly with his selection of the Saratoga Credenza for additional storage. His desk and credenza choices showcase gorgeous contemporary elements that Linse would like.

The Winner

Who came closest with their recommendation for Linse’s new desk?

All three candidates succeeded in choosing two out of the three features on Linse’s wish list. However, the top honor goes to Ryan Bergeron for coming the closest to achieving all three. His selection of solid wood office furniture shows how custom options can be added to fit the needs of a top executive.

Beth Riceby Beth Rice (69 Posts)

Beth Rice moved into the work she dreamed of when she began as a content writer for DutchCrafters in 2015. With an A.A. Degree from Manatee Community College, she went on to study Journalism at the University of South Florida for one year. Two daughters and 23 years of marriage to her wonderful husband John became her path with aspirations to write always in her sights. Conveying the qualities, functions and benefits of DutchCrafters fine furniture keeps her creative as she contributes to content throughout the website. Her published work includes one children’s book, I’m Adopted, I’m Special. An avid reader and devoted runner, Beth hopes to publish a novel in the future. DutchCrafters Timber to Table blog was started in 2012 to provide our customers and other readers with woodworkers stories, Amish culture information, and furniture selection or interior design tips.

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