This style of secretary desk is very handy for writing out the bills and other necessarypaperwork. One nice thing is that when you get sick and tired of all this accounting,you can just flip up the lid and all papers, envelopes and check stubs fall inside, neatlyout of sight and mind. Seriously though, it provides good storage, takes little space,and gives a fair size desk area to work on.Construction is none too complicated too, because it is mostly made from solidpanels. These are easier to construct than frames with floating panels within, but youmust be careful with solid panels to make provision for wood movement. Any widepiece of wood is going to move across the grain with moisture variations, and if youdon't join the pieces such that they can move freely then surely something will break.This desk is a study in allowing for wood movement.