How To Buy a Roll Top Desk

A roll top desk is a type of furniture that generally consists of a table or a writing surface attached with a series of drawers and compartments. The reason why it is called a “roll top” is mainly because it has a top cover that you can roll upwards and down instead of straight and slanting slats. This was first introduced and has also become famous during the nineteenth century. Today, roll top desks are still available in the market and are still used by a lot of people, young and old. However, there are some things that you might need to consider when buying it. Read on to learn more on how you can easily purchase a roll top desk.

  • Antique, used or new?  The first thing that you should do is to determine what kind of roll top desk that you want. If you are fond of antiques, you might want to go for roll top desks that were created during the nineteenth century. You can easily browse the Internet and check out some of the online antique shops available. Scout through some garage sales and flea markets.
  • However if you like new stuff, you can purchase newly made roll top desks on malls or furniture shops. Do not hesitate to ask the salesperson or agent about the details of the said table. Inquire when, where, how and what it was made from. Make it a habit to always do this before you buy anything.
  • Preferred features and style. Get to know the different characteristics of roll top desks. Ask yourself what kind of desk you like.  Do you want the one with a lot of compartments?  How about drawers?  How many do you need?  And so on and so forth. These are the things that you have to know to efficiently and effectively determine the perfect desk style suited to your personal and professional needs.
  • Your desk space. Now that you know the kind and style of your roll top desk, it is time for you to ascertain the amount of space that you can allot to this kind of furniture. If you are planning to put this in your room or in your office, make sure that you know where to put it. Measure the length, height, width and diameter of the space allotted. Write it down on a piece of paper. When you are about to browse through a series of roll top desks, make sure that you bring the measurements with you. This way, you can immediately ascertain if the table that you are about to purchase fits in the room.

See how simple it is to buy a roll top desk?  The process my look a bit tedious but with the right attitude and mind frame, you will find that it is quite easy to follow and do. Just make sure that you always check the desk, its drawers, compartments and rolling cover to ensure that everything is at its best and is working properly. Now what are you waiting for?  Start trotting your way to getting the desk of your dreams. Good luck and have fun!


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