You have to start somewhere. When it. comes to our Nexus Reeded Laminate desks, obviously, you’ll want to start with a Nexus desk shell unless you’re purchasing a typical. And you know, a bow front shell would look extra nice. it. will provide the main top for your desk, and it. can be used alone or in combination with a return or credenza + bridge to make an L- or U-Set. Plus, you can always add pedestals, a hutch, etc. for extra flair.