I worked at Amazon before - the real door desks have diagonal bracing :) The big plus about them is that since they're so cheap, you can request one at the precise height you desire, which is great for people of abnormal body heights.
The Amazon door desk is an item that came about due to the frugal nature of the Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. Bezos started Amazon in his garage space and used a simple door slab as his first desk. That tradition continues today and has spread to many other companies looking to emulate the startup culture of Amazon.
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There are multiple types of doors that you could use to create a desk. From molded paneled to solid wood, most doors are built in standard sizes ranging from 18" x 80" to 36" x 80". Head over to your local home improvement store and check out what
At the time, a slightly smaller desk (or even a sturdy banquet table) would have cost 1/3 to 1/2 the amount and worked far better. The myth was in place: the door-desk was part of the story about Amazon's creation, and it was part of what every visitor to the company's headquarters saw. It spoke of a particular ethos about spending and intent.
And also note that these were exterior doors: moving a exterior door through an interior door frame with legs permanently attached is a tricky task. At the time, a slightly smaller desk (or even a study banquet table) would have cost 1/3 to 1/2 the amount and worked far better.