Leaning desks are a tall structure with a design that looks similar to a ladder.
The desks usually have a platform for a desk top and two shelves above it for storage and added stability. It gets half of its support from leaning against a wall rather than from standing on four legs. The other two legs are situated on the side of the desk furthest from the wall.
Depending on the style and quality of the desk and the surface upon which it will sit, leaning desks may or may not be mounted to the wall.
While IKEA Leaning Desk may hold steady on a carpeted surface, it is usually more likely to slip on uncarpeted surfaces. Leaning desks are usually mounted near the top of the unit with straps that attach to the wall. It is generally not advisable to mount the desk in households with a lot of physical activity, such as large gatherings or small children, no matter what surface it sits upon.
In general, the leaning desks are most likely to appeal to individuals in search of simplicity, flexibility, economy, and furniture that helps save space. Due to its slanted angle, leaning desks takes up less floor space than a traditional desk. This style of Leaning Ladder Desk also requires fewer materials than a standard desk, which can make it lighter and easier to move to different locations. Most leaning desks are also more economically priced compared to other, more elaborate four-legged styles.
Many leaning desks have features that help them to compensate for the slanted angle. Most have some form of anti-tipping hardware that enables the desk to be mounted to the wall. Some Leaning Desk and Bookcase also have a lip at the back of the desk top and each shelf so that items will stay in place despite the fact that the unit is tipped towards the wall.