Productivity meets style when you sit down to a contemporary glass desk from Overstock.com. Glass desk tops add a sleek, elegant touch to any home office or workplace while fitting in beautifully with your modern decor. Whether you need a desk for writing, reading documents, or completing computer work, Overstock has you covered with a wide range of bold and minimalist glass desk finishes. Easy-maintenance glass desks are less prone to chipping than softer materials, and they're also stain-resistant and easy to clean. Just wipe up coffee spills to quickly get back to your work flow. Plus, many models include protective glides or plastic floor protectors to keep your floors scratch-free. Other desks feature rolling carpet casters for a flexible work space. Read on to explore the different desk options available.
Glass Surface Styles
Clear Glass Desks and Computer Tables
The classic look of transparent glass adds a sophisticated, modern touch to your work space. While frequent wipe-downs are needed to keep this glass looking its best, the space-enhancing effect of clear glass is undeniable, making it a popular choice for smaller rooms. The transparent surface also brightens the area, as it allows light to pass through the glass and scatter.
Frosted Glass Desks and Computer Tables
If you want to cover up under-desk clutter while enjoying the contemporary charm of smooth glass, sit down to a frosted glass desk. This surface style stands out more than clear glass, which is perfect if you want your workstation to make a statement. It also does a better job of hiding smudges and fingerprints. If you're looking for a student desk or a more creative workstation, glass desks with an image overlay or underlay are the perfect statement piece.
If you need ample desk space but don't want to fill the entire room, go for an L-shaped desk that fits perfectly into a corner. Enjoy a wide glass surface to hold a laptop or monitor, desktop organizers, and other supplies. The L shape also allows for a dedicated space for writing and other non-computer tasks. Choose a classic desk style with a full glass surface or a mix of glass and other sturdy materials, or go for an X-frame or zig-zag design for a more contemporary look.
If you're working with limited space, keep things compact with a small, triangular desk designed to fit snug in a corner. This shape takes up less space than an L-shaped desk, but you still have plenty of room to check your email or browse the internet. The glass surface creates a low-key, elegant look that doesn't overwhelm your room decor, making it a strong choice for bedrooms, dorm rooms, and other shared spaces.
The traditional workstation is the perfect trade-off between ample work space and a compact design. Discover glass desks with a space-saving square surface designed for a single laptop computer or shop larger rectangular desks for holding more documents and office supplies. Some models also feature pull-out keyboard trays that allow for a more ergonomic work experience. You can find all the desk features you need in an upscale glass desk, from drawers and document trays to display shelves and height-adjustable frames.
Metal desk legs and frames give your glass desk a sophisticated look with an industrial touch. Find models coated in silver, black, white, or gold-tone finish to match your decor. Powder-coated iron creates a subtle finish, but you can also find stainless steel or chrome-coated metal to get your desired effect. Tempered glass tops add an extra level of safety, and beveled edges provide a smooth finish.
Whether you're looking for that calming natural touch or a more rustic style, glass tables with wood or wood veneer have an undeniable draw. Find desks made with bamboo, walnut, and oak to accent your work space. Look for models with wood shelves or trays for an even stronger wood presence.
Glass and MDF
Lightweight and cost-friendly, MDF is a durable wood alternative for glass desk framing. It's less susceptible to warping and cracking, keeping your glass desk looking new and elegant longer. Plus, you can choose from more diverse finishes to match any decor, such as black wood, grey wood, classic beige, or cherry.
Glass Desks and Computer Tables FAQs
How do you clean a glass desk?
Dust your glass desk regularly with a soft, dry cloth. For any smudges and spills, use a high-quality glass cleaner and paper towels. You can also wipe down the frame of your desk with a dry cloth.
Can glass desks break or shatter?
While glass desks are built for a sturdy finish, all glass is susceptible to cracking or shattering if you don't use or care for it properly. Follow the weight limit guidelines of your chosen desk model to avoid overloading the desk surface and keep hot items off the glass. If your laptop tends to overheat, place it atop an ergonomic laptop stand. You should also keep weight evenly distributed across the glass surface, placing heavy items such as CPUs on a separate shelf or cart.
How do you assemble a glass desk?
Start by removing all the desk parts from their shipping boxes. Set the frame pieces aside and place all glass pieces separately on a soft layer of blankets. Inspect the glass for chips or imperfections before carefully following the specific product guidelines to assemble your workstation. For easy setup, assemble your Overstock glass desk in its permanent location.