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Whether you’re pressed for room, or simply enjoy versatility, folding desks are a great workspace addition that also has the benefit of being pretty cheap.They’re also a cost-effective way of furnishing a bigger room on a budget. They’re also great for schools as students return to in-person classes; folding desks help maintain social distancing while providing ample surface space.
You can find sturdy and durable folding desks for less than $75, but there are also some nicer options at a slightly higher price point. To help you make the right choice, we put together a list of the best folding desks that can be used in your home office, traditional office space, and anywhere that you can get work done.
The desks on our list range in size and price: As long as you have enough square footage, you’ll definitely find something you like. (Bonus: They come fully assembled.) See the best affordable folding desks, below; for more office-related must-haves, check out our picks for best office chairs and best standing desks.
The Coavas folding desk is a durable but lightweight computer desk that’s perfect for working from home. With 40” of surface space, you can easily fit your laptop (or PC), pens, pencils, notepads, and other office necessities. The desk is available in five colors including brown, matte black, and oak.
This two-tier computer folding desk has an additional shelf to store your books and other items, and x-shaped legs ensure that it’s sturdy. After hours, you can easily fold it up and place it in a corner, or use it as a furniture piece. This desk is 32;” if you want more room, try the 40″ double tier folding desk.
If you’re going for an even more discreet look, this wall-mounted folding desk saves so much space. The 29.5″ x 19.6″ x 11.8” desk is made from eco-friendly wood, and it’s sturdy enough to double as a child’s bench (it can hold up to 110 pounds), or a tiny dining table.
Rossy Nancy’s folding computer table is great for students with its straightforward design. It’s not too large, so it’s easy to transport and you don’t have to worry about it taking up a lot of space. Plus, it’s waterproof and exceptionally sturdy.
Here’s another two-tier option that offers style and functionality, with a bit of a retro feel. It’s sturdy enough for your laptop or computer monitor, but can be used for writing, drawing, and more. The 31.5” writing surface is constructed from high-quality particleboard on the bottom and top desk areas. You’ll also enjoy the waterproof and scratch-resistant design.
Multifunctional, waterproof, and scratchproof, desk is worth every penny. At $79.99, it’s one of the more expensive items on the list, but still pretty cheap. Apart from having a great price tag, the South Ocean folding desk is super sturdy and holds more weight (up to 600 pounds) than other folding desks listed. Dimensions are 39.3” x 19.7” x 29.25,” which gives you great legroom and enough space for multiple tech gadgets, and maybe even a desk organizer if you need one.