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Foldable Office Desks - Apartment Size Folding Desks For Small Spaces

Updated on April 6, 2014

A large luxurious office desk is not always an option when you are decking out an area which is somewhat lacking in available space. For those purposes you need a more compact sized office desk for small spaces and thankfully there are some excellent and innovative options on the market today. Whether you need a compact folding computer workstation for a small apartment or a cozy nook in your home or a portable foldable desk for a dorm room there are options out there. Some are full sized and freestanding which will fold flat for storage when not in use whilst others act more like a wall mounted writing table which can fold flat against the wall when not in use. The rest of this lens looks at various different types available now and showcases some of the top rated products in their various categories.

Wood Folding Desks

Foldable Office Desks For Business and Personal Use

You don't need to skimp on style, size or functionality just because you haven't got the space for a large bulky piece of office furniture. Compact office furniture can enable you to kit out any small home office, college dorm room etc. and still get all the features you need without compromise. Compact office desks come in both small sizes and space saving folding desk alternatives and these are a great option when you want all the functionality without the large footprint.

Winsome Wood Foldable Desk, Natural
Winsome Wood Foldable Desk, Natural

This mission style collapsible desk with a pull out keyboard tray measures 30 inches high by 20 inches deep and 40 inches long providing ample room for your computer or other activities. It is crafted of solid beechwood and has slatted sides for a light and airy look but is solid and stable too. To fold down you pull out the keyboard table, fold in the side and lower the top so it folds flat for storage. Owners of this desk love how this attractive compact desk fits neatly into tight spaces and assembles quickly and easily right out the box. Winsome Wood is a name you can trust and at this price this real wood folding desk is great value.

4D Concepts Folding Desk, Espresso
4D Concepts Folding Desk, Espresso

This compact extendable desk has a folding drop leaf table attachment which extends the size of the desktop. If you need a desk for a tight space then give this one a try. Its compact size makes it ideal for a cramped office or tiny student dorm room and the ability to either half or extend the desk surface in a matter of seconds is extremely nice space saving alternative to a full sized office desk.


Compact Folding Computer Workstations

Foldable Small Workstations for Computers

A compact computer workstation is a more condensed version of a regular desk. Rather than having a wide desktop to accommodate the keyboard, mouse, monitor, printer and other accessories, a compact workstation opts for a more vertical alignment with shelves and storage spaces aligned vertically in a smaller area. Foldable computer workstations are made for people who need a portable computer desk or who need a small desk for a cramped space. They are the perfect small desk for apartment dwellers or make a great folding portable desk for people on the move a lot.

Southern Enterprises Fold-Out Convertible Desk 22" Wide, Black Finish
Southern Enterprises Fold-Out Convertible Desk 22" Wide, Black Finish

This is a great little fold up desk which mounts directly onto a wall and pulls open to provide a handy writing or laptop desk. Fold it up and you've got an attractive wall cabinet, fold it down and there's your desk ready to use with handy cubby holes in the cabinet for writing implements, disks, a mouse, check books, envelopes etc. This fold up desk table is so compact it is perfect for use all over the home. As it doesn't take up space like a tradtional desk it will fit in anywhere you have a little wall space to devote to it. Better still, it looks attractive so it doesn't have to be relegated to your office or crafting room, but wouldn't look out of place in your living room or bedroom either.


Small Folding Tables as a Desk Alternative

Do you really need an office desk or will a regular foldable table suit your needs just as well? A portable folding table offers the same wide flat surface to work on with the advantage of being easy to carry and often much easier to store as well. Some even have a collapsible table top which folds in half too to save even more space. Some top selling folding tables are shown below.

Table Mate Ii
Table Mate Ii

How about something a little smaller? In terms of size and convenience the Table-Mate II is the ideal alternative to a bulky free standing desk. If all you need is a handy laptop table or a small writing desk for homework or writing out the bills then this small portable folding desk table may just be the ideal solution. It's height adjustable and stowable when not needed and it lets you take your work away from an uncomfortable office chair and straight to your couch.


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  • Phillyfreeze profile image

    Ronald Tucker 4 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky

    The Balt Fold-N-Go Computer workstation is affordable, portable, and reasonably priced @ $95.95...great selection of foldable office desks.

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    Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    These portable tables can be very handy, especially for small spaces. A couple of the ones featured above look pretty polished too.

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    Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

    These desks are really a great suggestion for apartments or small spaces.

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    Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

    These desks are great. I can never seem to get enough working space.

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    MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

    These desks are super handy! Thanks for sharing.

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    MCB2011 6 years ago

    I like the idea of the lap top. Portables are a great idea.