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Murphy Black Fold-out Convertible Desk

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    Attractive functionality describes this convertible fold-out desk. When unfolded completely, the top half is a convenient storage area and the bottom is a writing desk....more

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    Attractive functionality describes this convertible fold-out desk. When unfolded completely, the top half is a convenient storage area and the bottom is a writing desk. This clever fold-out desk hangs on your wall and opens up whenever you need an extra surface area. Use this as a computer desk when your grandkids come to visit, or keep your desktop handy for working on craft projects. This desk is ideal for small apartments because it takes no floor space at all.

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    • Color options: Walnut
    • Storage area includes two adjustable shelves, bill organizers and a corkboard
    • Fold desk down to reveal storage area
    • Desk folds away neat and compact
    • Desk measures 28.75 inches high x 30 inches wide x 20 inches deep
    • Shelves measure 6 inches wide x 4 inches deep
    • Top shelf measures 9 inches high x 20 inches wide x 4 inches deep

32.00 in. H x 22.00 in. W x 6.00 in. D
Birch Veneer and MDF
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Brand: Upton Home


  • Color
  • Material
  • Finish
    Walnut Finish
  • Desk Type
    Writing Desks
  • Assembly
    Assembly Required
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  • 4 Stars 9
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  • Murphy Fold-Out Desk

    Received this Murphy Fold-out Desk quickly from Overstock. Solid and Heavy and well-made. However, there was a chip with missing veneer on the edge of the desk's table that was stained at the factory to cover the flaw. The overall staining on the outside of the unit was good but some areas inside were missed. VERY heavy item required more screws to make sure it would be securly attached to the wall. We drilled more holes through the back panel of the unit and attached to studs in the wall to secure it. Murphy beds were a clever design and so is this desk. You can fold it up and get it out of the way when not in use, and quickly fold it down when you need a desk for writing, crafts, or to use your laptop on. When closed, I place a bench underneath the unit, and use the same bench to sit on when it's open.

  • Murphy Black Convertible Desk

    Really great desk for the price! I needed a desk for my mother, who moved in with us and needed extra room for her computer, etc. She loves that she can fold the Murphy Desk up when not in use and "hide" her stuff, but easily fold it out and put her laptop on it. She is 60/short and cannot lift much, so this gives you an idea of how relatively easy it is to lift and pull out the desk top. There is not enough room for her little printer, but we have the desk next to her dresser, which allows for "overflow". There is definitely more than enough room for her rather over-sized laptop, some paperwork, and her various pictures and things she likes to keep around. The desk also keeps her organized in terms of having three little pockets for her papers, a nice little bulletin board for her memos and notes, as well as three little adjustable shelves for pens and note pads. Some notes: the desk is definitely black, not espresso colored (a previous reviewer said it was more espresso); it definitely takes two people to hang (everyone says this...they aren't kidding!); the instructions say to hang desk from studs, but we used some of the mega anchors--the ones that support 200+ lbs. each--and the desk is doing perfectly fine. Pros: easy to use once it is up; easy to pull up and down; keeps my mom fairly organized; adequate space; comes already put together Cons: definitely black (a previous reviewer said this was more of an espresso is NOT); hangs lower than you think and looks somewhat odd when closed--like a really, really low cabinet; can only be set to one height

  • Murphy Desk

    I needed a small desk with a lot of power for my teenagers room. They share a room and I wanted to reduce the clutter. This desk is the perfect option. It was very easy to put up; but you do need two people....also when using the template, take into account whether or not you have carpet. I need to lower the unit by an inch because of the carpet-when opened the desk would slope otherwise. All in all, Im very please and the kids are actually using it.

  • perfect for small rooms

    Fits in my sons small room great. Keeps it off the floor for when he wants to do connect or has friends over but big enough for his laptop and school work.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
  • cool desk

    I bought this for my 7-year-old daughter. She has a closet-sized bedroom (in NYC!) and it is just the solution we were looking for. It is VERY heavy--I could not lift it (single mom, no one here to help!), let alone install it on the wall on a stud as recommended. I just set it on a shelf in her room that was the right height and it works fine. She absolutely loves it and I do, too.

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  • Must screw into studs

    Find out where you want this before ordering and verify stud locations. The two upper screw hole thru the back are ~16" apart and the directions say must go into wall studs. Its heavy enough that you want some studs there! Product looked good. Directions looked good.


    Buryl H. Mar 9, 2015

  • Little dissapointed

    So purchased this for son with small room. Usually I would like to blame the shipping company due to an obvious dent of the 50 lb. box being thrown or tossed or mishandled. But I cant, it came to the house in good shape. When I opened it there was an obvious scar right on the front panel. I used black fingernail polish to coverage-up. The screws holding it together had split the wood. So I had to re-glue the plys together. Many of the screws had been over tightened during manufacture, so I replaced them with longer ones to they had something to grip into. The hardware is not the best, off set. I could have built it myself better, but really do I have the time to assemble, cut, glue. All those pieces for probably the same price. It looks nice as it should. Just still a little fragile for a teenage boys room.


    Devin S. Mar 7, 2015

  • Nice

    Looks great. Very practical for small areas.


    Mary H. Feb 10, 2015

  • Lives in Michigan

    I adore Murphy style products as functional and space-saving. This Murphy desk was the absolute best purchase for my guest room. Wonderful quality for the price. Timeless look. Highly recommend.


    Marie L. Jan 22, 2015

  • excellent purchase

    Strong sturdy piece. Great for small spaces. Directions made a assembly more difficult than needed. Happy with purchase.


    broocn1 from Roselle, NJ, Jan 10, 2015

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Hi. How much weight can the desk hold when opened? I have an all-in-one computer I would use on this, if I get it. christina57 on Apr 13, 2015
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Hello christina57, we do not currently weight test items. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 14, 2015

Why did you choose this product? Overstock on Apr 10, 2015
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Exactly what we were looking for. Love the free shipping.  on Apr 10, 2015
color and ability to fold away landof10000lakes on Apr 11, 2015
to make more space  on Apr 19, 2015

I will have to hang this in a very specific spot on my wall (into the metal studs) because of its weight. Are there pre-placed hooks on the back of the desk for hanging or will I be able to put them exactly 16" apart? Thanks! jeast05 on Aug 22, 2014
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Hello jeast05, this link will give you the assembly instructions. Thank you for shopping with us! tb overstockcustomercare2 on Aug 29, 2014
There are preplace hooks. We used the special anchoring bolts for drywall and it works fine. We have really enjoyed this desk. groll on Jan 11, 2015

I just bought this desk, but I am having problems putting it up. how far from the bottom of the desk when its folded on the wall to the floor is it? maddsss20 on Feb 15, 2014
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Hi maddsss20, the writing surface when folded out is 28.75 inches from the floor. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 19, 2014

What is the actual color of this? Under product details it says "color options - walnut" and then says "color - black" and then says "finish - brown" sharp1337 on Jan 31, 2014
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Thank you for contacting us sharp1337. We apologize for the confusion we might have caused. This desk it's Black. Please let us know if you have any further questions. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 4, 2014
If it is brown it is a hew as it looks black to me. camelbacktrader on Feb 13, 2014

Hi, what is the width between the slanted panels and could they hold a laptop standing up on it's edge? If not are these panels removable. lauren525 on Jan 7, 2014
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The slatted panels are best for magazines, file folders and letters. Not large enough to hold a laptop, but should accommodate a tablet. They are not removable from what I have experienced. sonrisa12 on Jan 11, 2014
Hi lauren525, when the unit is closed there is approximately 0.5 inches between the file holders and the desktop and the panels are not removable. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 15, 2014

How long are the legs/how many inches from under the desk to the ground? I am looking to see if I can combine this with any sort of low file cabinet/drawer. mr2222 on Apr 5, 2013
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about 26 inches. he has a foot rest under it. irishscorpio22 on Apr 9, 2013
I used this in a vanity area - hard to describe, but I got a stool under it. A 2 drawer file cabinet might work. Or a printer cart. sonrisa12 on Apr 25, 2013

Wall hanging measurements? 30 wide on wall? When open how far does it extend out from the wall? When folded open how does the desktop measure? mr2222 on Apr 1, 2013
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Hello mr2222, a. Wall hanging measurements? 30 wide on wall? - This item is 22" wide hanging on the wall b. When open how far does it extend out from the wall? - From the wall to the front of the desk when it is full extended 36" c. When folded open how does the desktop measure? - The desk top is 30-1/4" x 20-1/4" Thank you for shopping with us! :) overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2013
those are accurate measurements. My son loves this desk. When his friends come over it folds up for more floor/room space. irishscorpio22 on Apr 9, 2013

Is the pull out portion of this desk (where you would actually write on) is this portion actually 30 inches wide, or is it the portion that is attached to the wall that is 30 inches wide? 1gmab on Dec 16, 2012
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the part you write on is 30 inches overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 17, 2012
plenty of space for a laptop, drink (ugh) and a dinner plate for a 16 yr old irishscorpio22 on Apr 9, 2013

is the desk 22 inches wide or 30 inches wide. that makes a difference to me. my wall is only 24 inches wide. dzr14 on Aug 7, 2012
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It is 30 inches wide. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 8, 2012
you will need a wall that can accommodate a 22 inch wide frame. 24 is tight squeeze but it will work. you may have to drill additional holes so you can screw it into studs or it may be sturdy enough on the sheetrock. make sure that the light switches on the wall etc... are not in the way groll on Sep 1, 2013

Could it hold a sewing machine? How much weight can it hold? mayo77 on Mar 6, 2012
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This desk can hold up to 20 pounds. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 7, 2012

How much does this weigh? jenn67 on Feb 25, 2012
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This weights 53lbs. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 27, 2012

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