Refresh with a Modern Desk

The Mel Desk

I created this design for my wife who is a Photographer. She really just needs a jumping station for her notebook, phone, and laptop. The idea was to create a desk that took up minimal space, could be placed in the center of a room, and could be used as a table if needed while still being special. 

The Top

Each desk is crafted with a 1-1/2" thick top and measures 48" long x 24" wide. The idea is to keep this space as clean as possible and only see what you need or want. Working on melamine, laminate, or other wood veneers are ok but nothing is better than the look and feel of natural hardwood. I don't use softwood or pine, because these are not durable enough to keep up with you. The top is set down on the base to keep papers, pens +pencils, computers, etc... from falling off the edges. Corners are smooth and rounded over to avoid a harsh edge on your arms and wrists. 

The Base 

Im not sure I could complete this design without the mitered legs. It has a very modern look but the feel and strength of traditional mortise and tenon joinery that will last. The legs measure 1-3/4" thick and 3" wide to provide strength without looking over built. 


  • Do I have to use a coaster on wooden surfaces? 

    • No, we use RubioMonocoat finish that provides the protection while still giving you the look and feel of the wood. 

  • Can this item ship?

    • Yes. This desk can be knocked down into 3 pieces and boxed for curbside shipping. Assembly is a breeze. Also, if and when you move you can take it apart again for easy transportation. 

  • Can I add a drawer or cabinet? 

    • Currently we are not offering this as an option. But we are working on it!