Last week, my desk (that I posted about here) arrived. And OH MY WORD, is it perfection!
It's so gosh-darn gorgeous that sometimes I just step back and stare at it for a good 5 min. I imagine this behavior is a bit like what new parents do when they have their first child and they just watch it, in awe, while it sleeps.. Haha kidding, I'm not that extreme. Am I kidding?! At first I felt like a fraud being in the presence of such exquisiteness but as time goes on, I am getting much more used to feeling like a B.O.S.S. when I sit behind it. Problem is, there's a lot of empty table top space that I fear will get eaten up by clutter and papers and whatever else it is that seems to accumulate on my desk and never get put away. I've purchased some file cabinets that, of course, came unassembled in a million little parts and as a result, are sitting in pieces all over the floor, unable to h̶i̶d̶e̶ hold anything. So I've now taken to putting all documents on the table at the other end of the room to avoid the calamity of contaminating the clean glass top with actual work-related things and ruining its pristine beauty. Using the desk for real work, ugh! Can you imagine??
HOWEVER, I was recently enlightened by someone very wise to the perfect solution for problems such as this. The solution, is to invest in a tray sits upon these desks without drawers. Genius! By using a tray, there becomes a higher clutter threshold that is tolerated. In this scenario, stacking and stuffing necessary but ugly papers and the like, is generally accepted as long as it occurs within the confines of the tray... Which leads me to a new (but much more manageable and fun) dilemma: THE TRAY.
What type of tray is appropriate for the aforementioned desk? What tray enhances but does not detract from the glory of this brass sawhorse desk?
I've created a little compilation of some options* I am considering but haven't selected a clear winner just yet. So, I NEED YOUR HELP, READERS! Which tray is your fave for this application?