The furniture in my apartment built for designated purposes does not work in those purposes. The desk is made of particle board, and in order to maintain some sort of structural integrity, has a big board right where I’d want to put my legs. The depth resembles a kindergarten desk, and the height more resembles a bar table than a desk.
I finally decided to swap the desk and the kitchen table. The desk is almost as high as the counter tops, so food prep is made easier. The additional depth and free leg movement on the kitchen table make sitting at the computer much more bearable. I no longer have to lean in toward the computer to use it.
Dust removal should be easier to do too, since I don’t have to move anything away from the wall to vacuum dust that gets under furniture.