Drop Leaf Desk

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Drop leaf tables are a very versatile and space saving alternative to standard tables and desks. Whether you are looking for a small table for your living room, bedroom, or to keep in an RV while traveling, drop leaf desks are definitely the way to go when floor space is limited.

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Set of Chairs and Desk with Drop Leaf Wings
Calmar Drop Leaf Dining Set
Calmar Drop Leaf Dining Set

Set of Chairs and Desk with Drop Leaf Wings

Winston Porter

Perfect for a wide range of uses, this table can squeeze into spaces 12 inches wide when not in use. When unfolded, it measures more than 30 inches and includes two chairs that fold away under the table when not in use.  

Designer Advice:

This versatile table is compact for storage, and offers plenty of room for a wide range of activities when unfolded. Use it as a craft table, laptop stand, or dining area in your home or while traveling.

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Double Desk, Leaf Pair for Small Spaces
Manhattan Drop Leaf Dining Table
Manhattan Drop Leaf Dining Table

Double Desk, Leaf Pair for Small Spaces

Fairfield Chair

Stylish in its construction, this dark oak table features a double leaf pair to give you a choice in what size of table you need. Raise one leaf and get plenty of room for laptop usage or meals, and raise both for an expansive surface for card games, board games, or other activities with family and friends.

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Simple Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Computer Table

Simple Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Computer Table

Latitude Run®

Instead of investing in a large desk for a small computer, look into this wall mounted drop leaf table instead. It’s made from manufactured oak and provides more than 30 inches of usable space for your laptop or other media devices.

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Industrial Style Drop Leaf Work Table
Drop Leaf Trestle Dining Table
Drop Leaf Trestle Dining Table
Drop Leaf Trestle Dining Table
Drop Leaf Trestle Dining Table
Drop Leaf Trestle Dining Table

Industrial Style Drop Leaf Work Table

Latitude Run®

Perfect for use in a garage, workshop, or other space with a more industrial feel, this drop leaf table is great for reading blueprints, measuring materials, or other work type usage. Measuring 31 by 31 inches squared, this table is ready to be put to work.

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Drop Leaf Desk with Drawers and Chairs
Poynter Dining Set
Poynter Dining Set
Poynter Dining Set
Poynter Dining Set
Poynter Dining Set

Drop Leaf Desk with Drawers and Chairs

Red Barrel Studio®

If you’re searching for the whole set, this adorable dining set is perfect for you. It features a drop leaf desk that can also be used as a dining table or breakfast nook. It measures 49 by 18 inches which gives you plenty of space for dining, laptop usage, and more.

Designer Advice:

While this little table and chairs set is listed as a dining set, we love it for use in a reading area or craft room. The table is small, but offers plenty of room for enjoying a good book with a favorite beverage nearby while also taking up very little space in your home.

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Table Height Drop Leaf Desks
Dernaveagh Drop Leaf Dining Table
Dernaveagh Drop Leaf Dining Table
Dernaveagh Drop Leaf Dining Table
Dernaveagh Drop Leaf Dining Table
Dernaveagh Drop Leaf Dining Table

Table Height Drop Leaf Desks

Brayden Studio®

Measuring 29 inches tall, this standard table height desk is great for anyone that needs a quick spot to check their email or other correspondence on their laptop. It offers plenty of room for multiple laptop users at once, or can be used as a craft table or dining table too.

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Fold Away Drop Leaf Craft Table
Drop Leaf Iron Dining Table
Drop Leaf Iron Dining Table
Drop Leaf Iron Dining Table

Fold Away Drop Leaf Craft Table

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When you’re looking for a discreet yet versatile craft table, look no further. Measuring a massive 53 by 31 inches when fully unfolded, this craft table can be folded away into a space 15 inches wide when not in use making it the perfect option for small spaces.

Designer Advice:

We love the idea of using this table in a family room and being able to pull it out from aside your sofa when you’re ready to play games, work on crafts, or dine with your family and friends.

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Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Desk in Oak
Clarabelle Drop Leaf Dining Table
Clarabelle Drop Leaf Dining Table
Clarabelle Drop Leaf Dining Table
Clarabelle Drop Leaf Dining Table
Clarabelle Drop Leaf Dining Table

Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Desk in Oak

Latitude Run®

Perfect for small spaces, this wall mounted drop leaf desk or table is extremely versatile. It can work as the perfect workstation for your laptop or sketch pads, and can also be used as a dining table. Measuring 51 inches by 21 inches rectangle, this table top is large enough for multiple to use or dine together.

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Counter Height Desk with Drop Down Leaf
Garcia Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Table
Garcia Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Table
Garcia Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Table
Garcia Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Table
Garcia Counter Height Drop Leaf Dining Table

Counter Height Desk with Drop Down Leaf

Foundry Select

This small desk can fit into tight spaces and tiny rooms. It features a usable surface for decorative items, with a drop down leaf that can be lifted when you need more workspace. Measuring 47 inches by 30 inches when unfolded, this table is large enough for a wide range of uses.

Designer Advice:

We love the idea of using this small desk for fun activities such as working on a photo album or sketching. It offers plenty of room for a whole host of different uses, but can also be folded down when you need a little extra floor space.  

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White Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Desk Table
Way Wick Drop Leaf Dining Table
Way Wick Drop Leaf Dining Table
Way Wick Drop Leaf Dining Table
Way Wick Drop Leaf Dining Table
Way Wick Drop Leaf Dining Table

White Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Desk Table

Ebern Designs

If space is at a premium, this wall mounted drop leaf desk can be exactly what you need. Made to offer up to 31 by 23 inches of workspace when unfolded, and less than 3 inches of space when completely dropped, you’ll find this table is the perfect solution for rooms that are tight on space.

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Drop Leaf Desk

Buying Guide

A drop leaf work table can save space. When not in use, the leaf can be folded down, freeing up floor space and making it easier to take care of other things. In many cases, the leaf can conceal storage space – either shelving or drawers that can be used to store books or materials.

The leaf can be attached to an ordinary table, a countertop or even a wall. They can be a value-added feature in a tiny domicile or in a cramped kitchen. With just a little planning, the convenience of being able to pull it up far outweighs the inconvenience of having to put a project away each time you work on it.

For example, a shelving unit that can store a small electric sewing machine, some patterns, and sewing notions might make a slim cabinet that can be wheeled into a narrow space when not in use but pulled out into a central area when needed. Unless you are a career craftsperson, these are items that are unlikely to be in daily use. Having a storage area and dedicated work surface can keep your tools safe for when they are needed.

The leaf that works for you depends on your lifestyle, your habits, your family size and the size of your work location. Women in many families often use their kitchen table as a multipurpose work area. During meal prep time, it is used for preparing food. At other times, it can be a sewing surface, a craft area, or a homework study location. A drop-leaf on that table can make a big difference, especially if the functions must overlap.

A fold-out table that is hinged to a wall can make space in a child’s room – and area that is often challenged by toys, clothing, and a need for a spot to play. A pull-up table can make a good place for homework, or to play or create crafts.

Drop-leaf tables come in all sorts of sizes, styles, materials and functions. Wall-mounted drop-leaf tables can be made from materials or colors that complement the room where they are placed. Wheeled cabinets with drop leaf sides can easily be decorated with a front that makes them look like just another kitchen cabinet.

Need a sleek, modern cabinet for your computer, but hate having it dominate the room? Try a serving-cart style computer desk, complete with drop leaf sides, a keyboard tray, and a cabinet. Great for homework or for professional projects.

These handy workspaces can be created using metal tables, ordinary wood – including plywood, or from rare and beautiful woods that can be used to make a formal escritoire. The purpose to which you will put the workspace is likely to help determine the material and appearance. For example, a work desk in a busy art studio might not need to have the polished appearance of a public reception area.

Best Ideas

Wall mounted drop leaf table

This kitchen working table features a folding construction with drop leaves. It provides small storage spaces in its six drawers. Wooden construction of this table is very durable and attractive, so it can decorate kitchen indoors.

Swedish drop leaf gate leg table

Swedish drop leaf gate leg table

The Swedish design must mean elegance in minimalism. This minimalism simplicity and elegance are visible in the performance and form of this drop leaf work table to work with a folding, very wide top, with one drop leaf.

Folding wall table

A space-saving work table that boasts of functional design and easy use. It's made of natural-fiinished hardwood, with 6 storage drawers, and 2 large drop leaves that allow you to fold it down into a narrow console table.

Mid Century Modern Red Formica Chrome Drop Leaf Serving Storage Cart Table

Mid Century Modern Red Formica Chrome Drop Leaf Serving Storage Cart Table

This mid century kitchen cart enchants with its lovely red painting. It features drop leaf sides and rolling wheels, ensuring considerable functionality. It has the size of 29" tall x 24 1/2" long.

Ikea folding tables

The eat-in kitchen is now available for everyone, with these handy IKEA's wall-mounted drop leaf tables. Durable and eco-friendly, these minimalistic beauties will satisfy the small needs of students and singles alike. These wall-mounts combine ergonomy and practical approach for the best effect.

Round Drop Leaf Table

Round Drop Leaf Table

This drop leaf table is the true epitome of multi-functional use, especially with the amazing structure that allows it to put it in the middle of the room, accommodating a lot of people or next to the wall, saving up some space.

Diy drop leaf table

A simple practical space-saving folding end table with a drop leaf. It's made of wood with a natural stained finish. It leans against a sofa, has a wide upright slatted support with 2 long bottom feet to slide and secure under a sofa.

Gateleg table plans free

Stylish and practical, this Norden table from IKEA embodies well the flag values of Scandinavian design. Made from bright wood, it enchants with its rustic, natural appeal. It features a practical drop leaf.

Norwegian rosewood drop leaf dining table

Norwegian Rosewood Drop Leaf Dining Table

Safco 1876BL - Mobile Machine Stand w/Drop Leaves, 2-Shelf, 36w x 18d x 26-3/4h, Black

Wall mounted drop leaf table 1

Wall Mounted Drop Leaf Table

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wall mounted drop leaf table

Drop leaf kitchen table plans

A truly beautiful drop leaf upcycled side table that will allow you to work, dine and generally introduce a whole new level of functionality to your interior. It sports the charming blue and deep brown finish and sports a slightly retro design.

Small wall mounted folding table

Drop Leaf Table from Pier1...I really want this. It would work well in our house and I LOVE the red legs!

Kitchen table wall mounted

This would be perfect for my new home office! So pretty... Via

Gateleg table ikea

If you are tired of working in sitting position this Compact Standing Laptop Desk is for you. With its cheap price, it is the best solution, especially for the modest apartment. Perfect as an occasional standing desk.

Sewing table drop down leaf on wheels perfect

sewing table drop down leaf on wheels. PERFECT

Bjursta drop leaf table

How to Build a Folding Table: Simple DIY Woodworking Project (Small Drop Leaf Table with one leaf only. Goes from console table to small table when leaf is up. VERY DETAILED PLANS - looks like this was made for a "hardcore" woodworker.)

Industrial shelves 2 could be drop leaf writing desk work

industrial shelves #2 could be "drop leaf" writing desk/work table

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19th c mahogany two drawer drop leaf work table from

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A mahogany drop leaf work table early 19th century 78cm

A mahogany drop-leaf work table, early 19th century, 78cm hi