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Desk tops?

Products titled “desk tops” include the table top only, not the legs/frame. The legs/frame need to be purchased separately. You can purchase the Skarsta/Bekant legs directly from IKEA, or we can custom make a table top to fit other brands like Uplift, Furna, Lundia etc if you contact us.

You will need to purchase the frames separately, for the IKEA products, the fittings for the desk top come with the legs. Any other accessories you see in the pictures are not included. The monitor stand (made from the same length of wood, and so cheaper when purchased together) is an excellent compliment, and can be purchased separately.

How it works

  1. Place your order request on our website. No payment required.
  2. We reach out to our network of skilled companies with your requirements.
  3. We will provide your full order details to the company who is the best fit. They will be in touch directly to take care of your order from here.

What if you don’t like the matched company?

  • There is no obligation to proceed with the order.
  • Get in touch and we can share all the relevant suppliers for you to choose from instead.

What makes a company good fit for your order?

  • Speciality (product or wood type)
  • Price
  • Current availability
  • Proximity to the delivery address

How much does the desk top weigh?

Oak has a density weight of about 0.8kg/dm3 , that is double the weight of the MDF tops that generally come as standard, so bear this in mind. Enter your dimensions on a custom sized product page to see the approximate weight next to the price.

How do I clean my desk top?

Our article ‘How to look after your solid wood desk top’ discusses how to prevent damage, clean, maintain and repair your top.

The article ‘How to repair a damaged area on your solid wood desk top’ has a step by step guid on how to sand back oiled finished oak, walnut and asian hardwood.

Do you treat the timber?

Yes and no. This is an indoor product. Suppliers will coat your desk top with 2-3 applications of Finishing Oil or wax, this can also be part of the finish you reqest. You may wish to add beeswax, polyurethane finish or similar treatments to protect your desk top, though this is not required.

We make sure that the raw oak or pine used is of the highest quality. When working with solid wood, partners cannot guarantee the exact grain and texture your desk top will have. This is part of its beauty, and what makes it unique.

What do your options mean?

Check out our jargon buster article to help you make the right choices about the finer details of your solid wood desk top:

How will it be delivered?

The supplier will arrange with you the best delivery option.

When will my order be ready?

Usually within 3-6 weeks from placing the order with the chosen supplier. You will be given an estimated delivery date before paying for the desk top.

When should I order?

As soon as you are settled on the dimensions of your table top, place your order. If you are not 100% sure as to what desk frame you are going to purchase, place the order for the table top now, and we can change the compatibility of your desk top without charge later on. Desk frames are stock items and so usually are dispatched much quicker.

How do you price your desk tops?

By the square meter depending on wood type, plus any extras you may decide to add when configuring your top. We have a desk top pricing calculator. The price factors in delivery and is inclusive of VAT, the price you see is the price you pay.

All our suppliers are based in the UK; as such there will be no customs/border charges for UK customers, the price you see is the price you pay.

What is the process?

Each supplier is different, however the table tops are all made using the highest quality sustainably sourced solid wood.

Sustainably sourced European ‘white’ oak comes in kiln dried furniture panels 600mm wide direct from the sawmill. Most furniture makers will use these panels direct from the saw mill as they are highly stable in the manufacturing of furniture.

Partners will use standard furniture techniques to size the top to your exact requirements. If the desk top is more than 600mm wide we join the oak panels together.

The top edges are then slightly rounded off (chamfer) for comfort.

Next the holes are drilled, to the exact same dimensions as the desk top you are replacing, not just the width but also the depth is taken into consideration.

Finally, the desk top is treated with finishing oil or wax on the oak tops, or a light brown stain and sealant on the pine tops, to bring out the subtle hues in the raw material.

Tops are packaged using as much packaging material as is required for the delivery method chosen. No more, no less.

Custom size? Same price.

Desk top prices are worked out using a going market rate formula. There are no extra charges for non-regular sizes. Calculate your price and order in minutes.


Learn more about our service, the quality of our partners sustainably sourced wood, how desk tops are priced, delivery timescales and more. Read our articles or FAQs.

Flexible delivery options

Our trusted partners are located around the country. Allow us to arrange delivery, pick up from the workshop yourself, or book your own courier.

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Order requests have no cost or obligation. If you do decide to confirm, you are protected if there is a problem with the size, design, quality or wood. Order with confidence.

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