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ITEM#: 12642583

Eliminate clutter and save space with this handy Murphy fold-out desk. Ideal for apartments and other small spaces, this piece offers ample storage space for all of your essentials. Two adjustable shelves, a bill organizer and a corkboard help keep important papers and files neatly in place. When folded out, the desk features ample space for a small laptop or notepad on the spacious top.

Clean lines and a lovely black walnut finish make this desk a wonderful addition to any home. Designed for mounting on the wall, the unit includes enough room on the top for a candle, photo frame or other small decorative item.

  • Available in a beautiful walnut finish that coordinates well with most decor styles
  • The handy storage area includes two adjustable shelves, a corkboard and bill organizers
  • The desk conveniently folds away in a compact fashion
  • The desk measures 28.75 inches high x 30 inches wide x 20 inches deep
  • The shelves measure 6 inches wide x 4 inches deep
  • The top shelf measures 9 inches high x 20 inches wide x 4 inches deep


Material Wood
Finish Walnut Finish
Desk Type Writing Desks
Assembly Assembly Required
Color Black
Dimensions 32.00 in. H x 22.00 in. W x 6.00 in. D
Model Number OS1929
Country of Origin China

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  • Most Recent

  • caci

    excellent for the small room

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  • Gg

    Love it! Comes ready to hang and use. Looks very nice.

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  • Sandra

    fits my need, fits the area

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  • perfect apartment desk

    love the look....came in perfect condition.....used heavy duty wall anchors to hang because I could only hit one stud...for those of you who have no help to hang can take the box that it comes in ....turn it on its side....and it is the exact height you need to hang the desk.....just ordered the Christopher knight ball chair to go with it!

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  • Great purchase

    I am so happy with my purchase. It is exactly as how it is pictured. It is heavy and pretty sturdy. It's perfect for smaller rooms where you want to maximize space. I would definitely purchase this again

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  • Most Helpful

  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • 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.

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Questions & Answers

  • Is there anyway to hang this up without making holes in my wall? I rent and therefor I cannot make holes in the wall.

    • Hello Carol Ann, I am sorry but, we do not have alternative mounting instructions.

  • Can this be hung on a wooden door?

    • Hello bnyc, this will need to be mounted onto a wall, it will not work on a wooden door. Thanks for shopping with us!

  • 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.

    • Hello christina57, we do not currently weight test items. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for shopping with us.

  • Why did you choose this product?

    • Exactly what we were looking for. Love the free shipping.

    • color and ability to fold away

    • to make more space

    • I needed a desk that didn't take up too much room, but still looked nice. I love that I can fold it away when I don't need it.

    • Small apartment; takes up no floor space

    • Space saving

    • Need more space in my spa!

    • It is compact and will fit where we need it. Not a lot of room in the condo. Used O because it came up on Google, seemed like a good price, had what seemed to be honest reviews, and O is popular enough that I'm confident it will deliver.

    • Desk needed for studying and it saves space in the room.

    • size

    • I need a space saver, would have loved straight wood finish, but this will do, just have to make some changes.

    • Room size

    • My son has a small room and he needs a desk. This looks like the best option for him.

    • Space saving

    • I'm making better use of my motor home space and this desk will make it more like a tiny house by using empty wall space.

    • Streamlined desk for daughter's room

    • I chose this fold-out desk for a small bedroom and it had good reviews.

    • Space saving and will fit perfect in the space I need it for. Good reviews too.

    • To conserve space in a new room design.

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  • 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!

    • Hello jeast05, this link will give you the assembly instructions. Thank you for shopping with us! tb

    • There are preplace hooks. We used the special anchoring bolts for drywall and it works fine. We have really enjoyed this desk.

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  • 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?

    • Hi maddsss20, the writing surface when folded out is 28.75 inches from the floor. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.

  • 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"

    • 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.

    • If it is brown it is a hew as it looks black to me.

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  • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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  • 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.

    • about 26 inches. he has a foot rest under it.

    • 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.

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  • 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?

    • 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! :)

    • those are accurate measurements. My son loves this desk. When his friends come over it folds up for more floor/room space.

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  • 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?

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  • is the desk 22 inches wide or 30 inches wide. that makes a difference to me. my wall is only 24 inches wide.

    • It is 30 inches wide.

    • 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

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  • Could it hold a sewing machine? How much weight can it hold?

  • How much does this weigh?

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