How to Order
All options must be labeled and specified.
Exposed surfaces feature select grade sliced hardwood veneers in Cherry,
Maple, American Black Walnut, or composite veneers of Walnut and
Wenge. Veneers are carefully selected and matched to assure proper bal-
ance and consistency.
Veneer and high pressure laminate tops are 3-ply balanced construction
thick, with 3 mm wood edge-banded rims contoured to the
selected profile. Tops are shaped on user and approach sides. Grain direc-
tion runs left to right unless otherwise noted in the item description.
Chassis is securely fastened using high quality European fastening systems
and heavy-duty, 16-gauge joining brackets to assure maximum strength.
Units ship assembled unless otherwise noted. All units ship with heavy-
duty, adjustable leveling glides to ensure proper leveling and compensation
for uneven floors.
All drawer fronts are 3-ply construction ¾
thick, with vertically matched
grain in sets. Drawer sides, back, and front are wood grain vinyl wrapped,
thick. Box and file drawers have 1/8
thick hardboard bottoms. Lateral file
drawers feature ¼
thick bottoms for maximum storage strength. 5-sided
drawer construction allows for easy removal of drawer fronts.
Box and file drawers have full extension, progressive action slides with
precision steel ball bearings. All suspensions have a lifetime warranty.
All file drawers are standard with filing systems designed to accommodate
a variety of filing requirements. Letter width file drawers provide letter
filing front to back, and letter or legal filing side to side. Lateral file drawers
provide legal or letter filing front to back or side to side.
All desks, credenzas, returns, and files feature standard locking. Removable
lock cylinders allow for units to be re-keyed at a later date if required. Units
ship randomly keyed. Lock cores match pull color.
Route power and data cables away from the worksurface through inherent
grommet placement. Grommets may be ordered in the tops of all assem-
bled desks, returns, bridges, credenzas, and component worksurfaces. All
desks, returns, and credenzas (except lateral pedestals) have standard wire
openings from inside the pedestal to the kneespace allowing quick access
to technology below. Additionally, returns, bridge units, kneespace cre-
denzas, and hutch units have standard grommets available in backpanels.
Grommets are also standard in the tops of corner units and extended corner
units. See page183
for all optional grommet locations.
Undersurface tracks are available for additional cord management. Silver
grommets are also available. See Accessories.
Gesso features Ultra-Violet matte finish on all exposed surfaces by utilizing
roll-coat UV technology. Our durable UVAdvantage® finish makes surfaces
less likely to be damaged by abrasions, scratches, water, alcohol, stains,
and common chemicals. Our UVAdvantage® finish magnifies the beauty
of our wood finishes and reduces the darkening, aging, and yellowing pro-
cess of wood furniture that naturally occurs over time. Once cured by UV
lighting, our UVAdvantage® finish does not emit irritable toxins, formal-
dehyde, or solvents into the air creating a safe work environment within
new furniture installations. This process has allowed us to achieve third
party certification for Indoor Air Quality. Additionally our UVAdvantage®
finish greatly reduces hazardous air pollutants which contribute to smog
formation, and our UVAdvantage® finish is recaptured over and over again
reducing waste materials. Automated production technology eliminates
exposure to sprayed chemicals in our factories. High gloss UVAdvantage®
finish available on request.