Roll Top Desk

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A roll top desk will never go out of style. Even if they are not the most popular concept right now, there are still plenty of people that love the look and functionality of this terrific desk idea. We have a wonderful surprise for you in our collection of roll top desks. As always, they are very attractive and made of top-quality material.

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Updated 07/08/2022
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Brown Solid Wood Rolltop Desk

Brown Solid Wood Rolltop Desk

Darby Home Co

This roll-top desk is made from solid wood with a dark brown finish. There are 10 drawers available, all of which are lined with felt and two of them are letter slots. There’s also an open lower storage shelf which can easily accommodate large files and boxes. The turned-out legs provide stability while giving the desk a maximum weight capacity of 300lbs.  

Designer Advice:

This roll top desk combines elements of timeless vintage style with tasteful modern elegance. Its design is traditional yet tasteful, making it the perfect centerpiece for your room. It is perfect for a small office with white walls or a study with antique details.

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Rolltop Roll Top Desk for Sale

Rolltop Roll Top Desk for Sale

Madison Bay Trading Company

Intricately made from high-quality aged oak with a solid teak base, this roll top desk features all the bells and whistles of an antique rolltop. This includes brass hardware for the hutch handles and solid wood pulls on the drawers. There are multiple storage compartments customized for letters and legal files, stationery, and a laptop.

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Painted Roll Top Desk

Painted Roll Top Desk

East Urban Home

This is a complete student roll up desk with enough space underfoot to keep your feet comfortable while typing and reading. It’s made from solid acacia wood with a unique taupe finish. There are four drawers, four drawer pedestals, and one cabinet. Some of the compartments are open for keeping small items for easy access and the product has an overall weight of 66lbs.

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Antique White Roll Top Desk

Antique White Roll Top Desk

One Allium Way®

Keep everything organized in this gorgeous and versatile roll up desk. It’s a true secretary desk with hand-carved scrolling on a premium quality hardwood frame. The whole thing is finished in a rustic white natural woodgrain and features five drawers and four mail slots as well as plenty of writing space.

$499.99 $649.99

Designer Advice:

This desk is the perfect size for a small space. It’s finished on all sides and the back so it can be placed in the middle of the room instead of being pushed against a wall. The legs are beautifully designed to give it a premium finish and it will blend right in with a shabby chic decor scheme.

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Solid Cherry Wood Roll Top Desk

Solid Cherry Wood Roll Top Desk

Canora Grey

This traditional roll up desk is made from solid cherry wood with a glossy finish and three drawers on an effortless gliding mechanism. It weighs 85lbs and comes with beautiful hardware and tasteful curved legs.

Designer Advice:

This pre-industrial design roll top desk is a work of art. The contrast between the cherry wood and the shiny metal ornamentation creates a very avant-garde design. It is elegantly paneled and finished on all sides making it a perfect middle-of-the-room piece.

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Walnut Rectangular Rolltop Desk

Walnut Rectangular Rolltop Desk

Charlton Home®

Here we have a compact roll up desk containing multiple drawers and a pull-up hutch. It’s finely crafted from a combination of manufactured wood and solid wood with a dark walnut finish. Overall, it has a weight capacity of 50lbs and it comes partially assembled with a finished back for your convenience.

Designer Advice:

The dark finish of this desk would go well with other antique-like items in your home office or study. You’ll find it useful for paying the bills and it’s a great way to organize important papers.

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Roll Top Desk

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There are different ways to refurbish a black roll top desk, so it really depends on your preferences and what kind of look you’d like to achieve. However, the basic steps involve:

  • Removing all the drawers
  • Applying stripper to all the wooden parts (a tip? Start with the smallest ones!)
  • Applying it to the actual roll top surface
  • After it’s stayed for the recommended length of time, scrap off your roll top desk’s old finish
  • Sand it
  • Stain it just like you want it
  • Let it dry for a whole day
  • Finish it off with a layer of lacquer

A black roll top desk has a classic and elegant feel that will match various types of interior style. However, as a piece of furniture that was a common fixture in offices before World War II when steel desks started to take over, they are more at home in rooms with a classic, vintage, industrial or rustic decor. Since the desk is black in color, it will fit in well with a wide range of fabric and furniture hues.

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The piano style black roll top desk. This piece of furniture is very solid, made of oak wood. Equipped with many drawers to hide all your office accessories. The silver color handles perfectly compose with black plain of wood.

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Haus Artisans: Restored Black Roll Top Desk $495

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Field Mission Roll Top Desk (closed)

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roll top desk) Riverside Deluxe Barrell Roll Top Desk in Black

Broadway black floating desk with storage

Broadway black floating desk with storage

A very original, unique and space saving piece of furniture. It is a desk that looks like an ATM. It provides a working space with a top shelf and small side compartments. It is made of durable MDF and composite wood.

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Riverside Deluxe Barrell Roll Top Desk in Black

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Refinished Desk in Turquoise

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Made New Home Furnishings: Rough looking roll top desk turned gorgeous! AS Pure White with Pewter and custom mixed teal by Valspar. Hardware sprayed black

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Graham Desk/Bar, Comes in Mahogany. Like the idea of a compact desk that can also be closed up.

Small roll top computer desk

Original computer desk for small indoors. This durable wooden element features a roll top and three storage drawers for documents and office accessories. Four legs provide good level of stability and support.

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