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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the slicker looking desks we’ve seen for PC gamers, the 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.
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.
This oversize lap desk opens up a serious workspace while you sit on the couch or in bed. It has 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.
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.
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 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.
Encourage your kids to study with the help of a hungry shark. This awesome desk and hutch from Cliek lets them stare right into the jaws of doom every time they sit down to do their homework. We love that the teeth are reading lights. Measures 40.16″ W x 62.2″ H x 24″ D overall. We’re gonna need a bigger bedroom.
A brilliantly simple alternative to big standing desks, the compact (24″w x 14″d x 7″h) Deskview laptop desk uses strong suction cups to cling to glass windows. Easily install it for an instant and temporary office with a view. Available in clear or white acrylic, or bamboo.
We all know by now that standing while working is healthier than sitting. But if you don’t have the cash for a whole new desk, check out rldh’s walnut and birch stand, which gives you a perfect standing work platform for your laptop and external keyboard on a budget.
Standing at your desk can be so much better for your body than sitting. But if you already have a seated desk, check out this adjustable add-on, which lets you quickly move from a seated to standing position by raising your computer and keyboard. Measures 20″H x 22″L x 36″W and holds up to 33 lb. Save 17% in The Awesomer Shop.
This walnut and steel desk from Artifox combines clean lines with utility, providing users with a slotted docking space with cable openings, a cable management grid with anchor points, and pegs for hanging headphones or bags under the desk. It’s also compatible with accessories like a floating stand, and a monitor riser.
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