A desk is a type of table used for various academic or professional activities such as reading, writing, or using technology such as a computer.

Desks are usually made of wood or metal, although materials such as tempered glass are sometimes seen.

Desks often have one or more drawers, compartments, or pigeonholes to store items such as office supplies and papers.   Unlike a regular table, usually only one side of a desk is suitable to sit on.