Welcome to the third installment of "Home is where the office is," a special springtime series of product round-up posts celebrating the roughly 20 million members of the American workforce that shuffle to their dens, spare bedrooms, kitchen tables, mom caves, or backyard office pods at least once a week to perform what would otherwise be performed in a soulless office block miles away.

 

Today's post completes the home-office must-have trifecta: an energy-efficient lamp, a non-off-gassing chair, and perhaps the most vital item: a desk or work table. Below, you'll find seven handsomely designed desks crafted from sustainable wood and other eco-materials that give me a serious case of work surface envy.

 

As you may notice, the price points for an eco-friendly wooden desks are on the higher end.  If investing in a brand new desk or work table isn't in your budget, flea markets, barn sales, charity shops, Etsy, and eBay are great sources for vintage desks with, most likely, gentler price tags.  Who knows, you may find the mid-century modern desk of your dreams at a local estate sale. It certainly doesn't hurt to look.

 

Or, if you're DIY-capable, there are numerous online tutorials on how to make your own custom desk using things like old doors, cinderblocks, file cabinets, scrap furniture, and odds and ends from IKEA.

 

Knu Desk 2 @ Vivavi ($1,149)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pratt Desk @ West Elm ($299)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iannone Design Rewrite Desk @ Design Public ($1,995)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Laird Desk-Console @ CB2 ($299)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eames File Drawer Desk by Herman Miller @ Room & Board ($1,399)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Desk @ Brave Space Design ($2,190)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Légare 48" Straight Desk @ Légare Furniture ($399)

 

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