Drop-front desks, also known as slant-front desks, have a drop-front hinged panel. Users can open the panel by lowering it down to use as a writing surface. However, the connection between the main desk and the drop-front panel can be damaged. The force of slamming down the drop-front panel repetitively to access the main cubby inside the desk can loosen screws, destabilize hinges and eventually lead to detachment.
The desk's function is lost once the drop-front is damaged. For example, the drop-front desk will not provide a flat yet accessible platform to write on. Also, the drop-front will not raise back up towards the desk to make more room.
Reading this guide informs an audience how to repair a broken drop-front panel to restore the completeness and functionality of the panel and the overall desk. This repair requires lifting the panel and the assistance of another individual.