Small Roll Top Computer Desk

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For any room where the use of a laptop is common but space is at a premium, consider a small roll top desk. These stylish and elegant desks are compact yet highly versatile, with many offering more than a dozen different drawers, cabinets, and racks to hold folders, pencils, and more. When a large standard desk won’t work in your home, consider a small roll top computer desk instead.

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Updated 23/06/2022
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Classic Small Roll Top Computer Desk

Classic Small Roll Top Computer Desk

Weighing just under 100 pounds, this solid wood piece of furniture can turn any spot in your home into a classically artistic spot. Standing just over 44 inches tall, this traditional style roll top desk offers plenty of room for a laptop, writing tablet, or other device.

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We love the idea of using this small roll top desk for a laptop with connected devices. Not only can you get your work done on the conveniently sized 35 by 24 inch workspace, but you can easily roll the top shut to protect your work during breaks throughout the day.

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Stylish Small Roll Top Desk with Drawers

Stylish Small Roll Top Desk with Drawers

Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse®

Available in burnished walnut and harvest oak colorations, this lovely computer desk offers more than 40 inches by 24 inches of workspace for your laptop. Made from high quality wood and brass components, this classic style traditional roll top desk features multiple drawers to keep your stationery organized.


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Simple Small Roll Top Secretary Desk

Simple Small Roll Top Secretary Desk

Charlton Home®

One of the simpler options when it comes to roll top desks, this lovely small desk measures 31 inches by 17 inches giving you the cozy feeling of enjoying a good book, working on a laptop, or sketching in a pad without the need for a large desk.

$489.99 $599.99

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Delicate White Roll Top Desk for Sale

Delicate White Roll Top Desk for Sale

One Allium Way®

If you’re not in love with natural wood tones, look no further than this delicately colored ivory roll top desk. Having a 31 by 17 inch workspace gives you plenty of room for a laptop to do your work or homework while enjoying the antique and aged look of the finish.

$509.99 $649.99

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White roll top desks are perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, and study areas. They can help brighten up a room and help reflect the light from a small desk lamp as well. We love using a white roll top desk in a small room as the lighter color makes the room feel more open.

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Rich Black Computer Roll Top Desk

Rich Black Computer Roll Top Desk

AA Importing

This beautifully bold black roll top desk is perfect for any room that needs a touch of dignified class. Measuring almost 40 inches tall, and offering a 40 by 18 inch workspace for your computer or other media devices. The two spacious storage compartments on either side are perfect for additional accessories.

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Stunning Classic Rolltop Computer Desk

Stunning Classic Rolltop Computer Desk

Chelsea Home

Boasting a large number of drawers, this lovely roll top desk can be found in burnished walnut and harvest oak colorations. The built-in keyboard tray can double as a drawer for pens, pencils, and other writing utensils, while the 54 by 28 inch solid worktop provides plenty of room for laptops and small computers.

Designer Advice:

This rolltop desk offers a very classic look when it comes to secretary desks. The multiple drawers can hold all of your accessories and necessities while the two color options help ensure this desk will fit into any room of your home perfectly well.

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Unique Roll Top Computer Desk with Drawers

Unique Roll Top Computer Desk with Drawers

Madison Bay Trading Company

If you love having adequate space for stationery, media device accessories, and other small trinkets, this desk is a perfect one to consider. Having 8 drawers on the front and more than a dozen trays, drawers, and holders in the hutch gives you more than enough room for anything you want to keep organized.

$7599.99 $8299.99

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Mature and Elegant Small Roll Top Desk

Mature and Elegant Small Roll Top Desk

Three Posts™

Available in dark cherry wood, this elegant and stylish roll top desk is perfect for small spaces. Measuring 42 inches tall and offering a 12 inch drop-down door that doubles as a writing surface, this bold desk can be great for dignified areas that demand a touch of maturity.

$670 $1091.98

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Dark and bold colors such as this are a great addition to any decor where the focus is on mature elegance. This type of small desk would be perfect for a library setting or law office when you need to be taken seriously while keeping your desk accessories organized.

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Secretary Desk Similar to Small Roll Top Desks

Secretary Desk Similar to Small Roll Top Desks

Darby Home Co

While this desk is more of a hutch than a traditional roll top desk, it offers five exterior storage options, and six interior drawers to provide plenty of room for stationery and accessories. Measuring 51 inches by 19 inches, the writing platform on this desk is suitable for laptops, computers, and other media devices.

$840 $1418

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Spacious Hutch Style Roll Top Desk

Spacious Hutch Style Roll Top Desk

Chelsea Home

Offering more than two dozen drawers of various sizes, this hutch style roll top desk has a place for everything. Whether you are working on a laptop, small desktop computer, or using a pad and pencils, you are sure to love the spacious 54 by 28 inches of available surface.


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Small Roll Top Computer Desk

Buying Guide

If you're considering setting up a home office, you're probably wondering what types of computer desks are there? The good news is that computer desks are available in all shapes, colors, and sizes.

Rectangular computer desks are the most common. This is for those who enjoy chair space beside and behind them.

Then there's the U-shaped computer desk which is an office unto itself. You get a lot more surface space area that is easily accessible; however, if you don't like feeling caged-in, then this is not the option for you.

The corner desk is the best space-saving option, and you get more desk in a smaller area.

Floating computer desks extend from the wall, and while some of them have legs, or others do not. It's basically built-in.

Modular computer desks are also quite a popular choice these days and come with caster wheels so you can move them around. They also have a desk drawer system that can be moved from one side of the desk to the other.

Given their vintage and delightfully old-style feel, small roll top computer desks work better in period, modern, or particularly decorative styles like shabby chic and French country.

However, if you look for a small roll top computer desk with simpler and more streamlined shapes (without as many ornate details), you can easily make it work with more contemporary décors such as minimalist and industrial styles.

Various wood types are perfect for a small roll top computer desk, including oak, walnut, cherry, and maple. Being a hardwood, oak is very durable and has natural strength and longevity, allowing it to withstand wear for long periods. Besides being an attractive dark-colored wood, walnut has charming grain patterns. It is also highly dense and strong, making it a popular choice for home furniture.

Cherry hardwood is another option that’s great for small roll top computer desks. It looks beautiful and is durable. Maple can withstand continuous use and wears exceptionally well.

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Traditions Painted Computer Secretary Base Only

Traditions Painted Computer Secretary Base Only

Finished in a traditional cherry wood, this secretary desk with hutch will help you create a refined classic home office. Its roll top desk will cover the computer and any other valuable devices.

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Roll-top computer design delivering outstanding versatility. Constructed from wood, the desk comes with a large workstation and several storage options, including a series of drawers and a few open shelves. You also get a beautiful natural wood grain finish for outstanding appeal.

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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Add a touch of elegant to your home or office with this stylish, coaster roll secretary in traditional style. It is dully made of hardwood with oak veneer finish and features storage drawers and letter shelves.

Solid Oak Rolltop Computer Desk in Briar Finish - In Stock

The highest quality work and study area - oak, dark-finished work small roll top computer desk, full of birch drawers and English construction for strength. Classic finish will allow you to spend long hard working days.

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Coaster Home Furnishings Transitional Secretary Desk, Cherry

With this charming, transitional secretary desk you will certainly enjoy the new-found style and elegance in any room of your choice and create a functional workspace at the same time. It offers a center roll out keyboard drawer and a single pedestal with two spacious drawers.

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