Part of the Helinox Tactical Collection, this lightweight system lets you set up a desk wherever your travels take you. Weighing under 5 pounds, the structure assembles to provide a small, but sturdy work surface, along with a MOLLE-compatible 15-liter cargo bag. Available in Black, Coyote Tan, and Military Olive.
This space-saving desk from Bitman Wood mounts onto your wall, taking up just 6″ of depth when not in use. When open, it offers a spacious work surface for your laptop, along with built in shelves for small objects, and optional LED lighting. Made from birch plywood with a high-pressure laminate finish. Choose from 16 colors.
This bamboo lap desk reduces the need for a dedicated workspace, letting you work from the comfort of your couch. It has a ventilated laptop section and an integrated mousepad. Its grooved back edge can hold smartphones or tablets, while a recessed tray can hold pens, pencils, or snacks. Measures 23.2″ W x 12.2″ L x .78″ H.
Want to upgrade to a standing desk, but already have a regular desk? The Jumbo DeskStand offers a double-decker design that lets you place your keyboard and mouse on one level, and your display (or displays) on another. Shelf heights are easily adjusted on its 10-slot ladder. Made from durable baltic birch plywood.
X Rocker’s combination computer desk and bunk bed is the perfect piece of furniture for a kid’s room or if you’re just short on space. Its lower tier has room for a complete gaming PC with dual monitors, a large 77.5″ x 35″ desk surface, and a shelf for displaying collectibles. Its twin-sized bed holds up to 220 pounds.
UK furniture company Pith & Stem designed this smart and practical home workstation that hides behind a piece of wall art when not in use. When opened, it reveals a pair of 24″ monitors, a 48″ x 24″ work surface, and storage cubbies for a keyboard and other accessories.
Working from home? Your back shouldn’t suffer from being stuck in a chair all day. Fully’s add-on converts any flat surface into a standing desk. It’s made from a lightweight aluminum structure with a laminate surface, and is freely-adjustable from 1.3″ to 15.7″ of lift. Measures 31.3″ W x 22″ H, and holds up to 22 lb.
This oversize lap desk opens up a serious workspace while you sit on the couch or in bed. It has a vented spot for up to a 17″ laptop, along with a large mousepad, built-in wrist pads, a tablet holder, and pockets for your mouse and other accessories. Its padded armrests provide support and comfort and can be repositioned.
Standing desks are great, but most of them provide no storage space. The Joy Desk not only puts your work surface at an ergonomic height, but has three cubbies and a built-in monitor riser. Its top is made from laminated composite wood, and it has sturdy metal legs with angle bracing. Available in maple or white finishes.
One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the value-priced Z1-S features dynamic “Z”-shaped metal legs, a faux carbon fiber surface, and has built in blue LED lighting, a headphone hook, drink holder, and a stand for controllers and games. PC cart and monitor arms sold separately.
For the 2021 virtual Tokyo Auto Salon, Nissan showed off its concept for a sweet office on wheels. Based on their NV350 Caravan, the Office Pod features a desk module that can extend outside its rear, providing fresh air and a view of the world while you sit and work. It also has a see-through floor and a rooftop relaxation area.
Regal Robot makes sweet Star Wars collectibles as well as custom props and furniture. Among their builds is this desk and chair they created for a client’s studio. Its design was inspired by Darth Vader’s black and white meditation chamber as seen in The Empire Strikes Back. The Vader helmet light fixture is a brilliant touch.
Plan Station’s ingenious invention lets you add a desk anywhere you have some wall studs to hang it from. Simply load two 24″ x 48″ sheets of plywood into its nylon sleeves, and you’ll get a work surface and more than 20 pockets for pens, papers, and more. Great for construction sites, garages, or temporary work at home spaces.
In today’s work-from-home world, having a good desk is a must. You could buy one, or you could do what HomeMadeModern did and build one to your own exacting specifications. We love how Jessie incorporated walls and sound-deadening felt to make it her own. We’d probably do corkboard for tacking up notes.
Urban95 makes some great industrial style furniture, including this skinny writing desk that’s ideal for laptop users. Its 20″ x 60″ top is covered with an aviation-inspired riveted metal and sits atop skinny, but sturdy bent rebar legs. A perforated metal privacy panel finishes the look. Also available with a concrete laminate top.
Furniture designers Mateo’s adjustable height desk is built from baltic birch or hardwood and offers electronic height adjustments from 28.5″ to 48.5″. Its top has a small drawer, a felt-lined tray, and built-in cable management. Add-ons include a tack-friendly felt partition, an LED lamp, a shelf, and a business card holder.
Orange22 Modern’s‘s minimal furniture piece combines a display shelf with a laptop desk. When not in use, the desk surface slides flush with the top, and when open, it creates a 31.5″w x 23.5″d desktop, with a space for for accessories and office supplies. Sale price through 9.21.20 @12pm PDT on Touch of Modern.
This upscale lap desk upgrades your WFH space even if it’s on the couch. It’s inspired by fancy executive desks, with premium leather work surfaces with gold accents, and adjustable height legs. It can also be upgraded with modules like Bluetooth speakers, a USB reading light, and a power bank. There’s also a matching storage bay.
Equipped with industrial-strength magnets and suction cups, this portable folding shelf provides a laptop desk on the go. It sticks to smooth surfaces like windows, or metal ones like the side of a truck. It has four small magnets at top for holding tools or a smartphone, and folds up like a briefcase for travel. Holds up to 40 lb.
The AIT Smart One is an adjustable-height stand/sit desk with all kinds of available features. When fully loaded, it has a wireless charger, air quality sensor, ambient lighting, Bluetooth speakers, an app-controlled locking drawer, a padded footrest, and even an aroma diffuser. Choose from nine mix-and-match colors.
With the goal of providing an inexpensive way to help people work from home, Denmark-based designers Stykka created a home office desk that you assemble from cardboard and zip ties. You can purchase it as a kit in regular or standing heights, or download a template to make your own from sheets of cardboard.
Make It shows off a very impressive DIY build project – a substantial desk made from reclaimed pallet wood. It features a hidden compartment in its top for storing his laptop, keeping it out of sight when not in use. There’s also a space for hiding a power strip.
This sleek display stand is made from solid wood, and hand-finished with natural oil and wax. It raises computer monitors by 2.76″, for better ergonomics and a place to stow your keyboard, and has three built-in grooves for storing pens. Measures 24.4″ x 9.5″ at its base, and holds monitor bases up to 19.3″ x 7.9″. Available in oak or ash.