Space-Saving Folding Desks for Your Home or Office

Give yourself a portable, store-able place to get the job done.

Folding desk in office space.
A folding desk lets you prop up your workstation wherever is most convenient.Amazon

Working at home, as ideal as it might sound to some, comes with a set of challenges. For one, if you’re seriously space-deprived, where do you set up? A folding desk might be the solution to that particular problem. You can get one that folds up and fits in a closet when it’s not in use, or you can get a more permanent wall-mounted desk that folds up into the wall when you don’t need it.

4NM Folding Desk, No-Assembly Small Computer Desk Home Office Desk Foldable Table Study Writing Desk Workstation for Small Space Offices
Made of particleboard and secured by anti-rust metal hinges, it weighs a very portable 20.9 pounds.4NM

Since folding chairs come in varying heights, a folding desk is best accompanied by an adjustable chair. It should allow your arms to bend 90 degrees at the elbows and your wrists to be straight while typing on the computer.

ComHoma Writing Computer Desk Office Folding Table Modern Simple Work Study Desk Industrial Style PC Laptop Table for Home Office, No Assembly Required, Brown
It has a strong metal frame and adjustable leg levelers to minimize wobbliness when used on uneven floors.ComHoma

If you’d prefer a solid-wood work surface instead of metal, elm, maple, cedar and rosewood are all good options, as are less-expensive manufactured alternatives like plywood, MDF, MDO and particleboard. Beware of spills with MDF and particleboard, which aren’t waterproof on their own, while MDF is less stiff than plywood and can be prone to sagging.

AuAg 47'' Computer Desk Home Office Desk with Storage Bag, Simple Writing Desk Work Desk, Black Modern Desk Office Table Sturdy Laptop Desk PC Gaming Desk Home Desk Workstation- Black Desktop
With dimensions of 47'' L X 23'' W X 29'' H and an attachable pouch for books and other necessities, this model gives you plenty of space.AuAg

One of the great things about a wall-mounted folding desk is that you can set it up so that it’s right underneath wall-mounted shelves for storing necessary items like books and other work tools. Some models come with storage pouches that you can attach and detach as needed.

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