There is something about an L-shaped desk that makes it seem serious about getting work done. You have room to spread out your work and still have all you need close at hand. The right desk can make all the difference in your comfort, too.

As soon as you begin shopping for a desk, you see that there are many kinds available. Picking just one can be daunting. That’s why we selected the five topL-shaped desks to review them here for you. Let’s begin our guide by highlighting important features.

Important features of the best L-shaped desks

The top L-shaped deskswill have features like these:

The correct size for where it’s placed

  • The necessary amount of workspace for your needs (computer, paperwork, etc.)
  • Enough room for file storage and other accessories like a printer
  • Built from durable materials
  • Matches your décor

Before you began shopping for a desk, you probably realized you need to take a lot of measurements. Measure the space where you want to place the desk. Measure your desk chair to make sure you have enough room for it behind your desk.

Plan out the placement of your keyboard and monitor (or laptop) so that you work without straining. It’s important that you can bend your elbows 90-degrees and look straight ahead at the screen without raising or lowering your head.

Look at the items you’ll be placing on or inside your desk. How much space do you needfor accessories like your printer, your files, and other items you use while working? Is there a place for everything, plus a little extra?

Finally, think about the decorative style in the room where the desk will be. What styles and colors will fit? No matter what style you select, consider durability, too. High pressure laminate is more resistant to dents, scratches, and spills than actual wood, and it’s usually less expensive. Tempered glass looks elegant, but might support less weight limit than an all-metal desk.

When planning for your new L-shaped desk, consider these things

Here are some specific ideasabout the space you need for an L-shaped desk. Of course, the form of this kind of desk takes up either a corner spot with two walls, a wall and some open floor space, or a lot of open floor space.

Leave about 3 to 4 feet of space behind your desk for your chair so you can maneuver. If you plan to have visitor or client chairs in front of your desk, leave them the same amount of space as well. Remember that the average desktop is 30 inches high, so check if that height is best for your chair.

The top L-shaped desks

Here’s a quick comparison of the models in this review:

Desk Features
71″ x 71″ L Shaped Desk by Marquis For PC or laptop
2 storage drawers, 3 file folder drawers
Drawers lock for security
Comes in 5 different colors
Durable laminate surface
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Cabot L Shaped Desk by Bush 4-port USB hub charging station
Cord and wire management
File drawer holds up to legal size
Works for PC or laptop
Comes in 3 colors
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Wood L Shaped Desk by Coaster Furniture 5 drawers total including hidden keyboard
Works for PC or laptop
Two-tone elegant design
Large workspace
Hides power cords and cables from view
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66″ L-Shaped Desk with Hutch by Bestar Very durable
Roomy hutch on top for organization
2 Letter or legal-size file drawers plus smaller storage drawers
Two drawers lock
Keyboard tray fits mouse too
Works for PC or laptop
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Glass L Shaped Computer Desk by Techni Mobili Holds PC or laptop plus printer and accessories
Keyboard tray
Clean, simple, elegant design
Smaller footprint
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Style and Security: 71″ x 71″ L Shaped Desk by Marquis

71 x 71 L Shaped Desk by Marquis

71 x 71 L Shaped Desk by Marquis

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Marquis’ 71-inch by 71-inch L-shaped Desk is a beautiful addition to any home office. It comes in five colors to match almost any color scheme. Those colors are Honey, Cherry, Mahogany, Maple, and Espresso. At this price point, it’s not real wood, but every exterior surface is covered in durable thermal-fused laminate. Laminate is tougher than wood because it’s better at resisting scratches, water, and denting.

One of the places that always gets lots of wear is the edge of the desktop. The Marquis comes with 3mm thick edge banding to protect it from bumps and bangs. Each one of the five pull-out drawers are mounted on metal suspension slides for durability, too.

Since the Marquis is reversible, you can place the sets of drawers on either the left or right side. The drawers lock for security. And when you’re putting together the desk, part of the job is done for you. All the pedestals come pre-assembled.

More features of the 71″ x 71″ L Shaped Desk by Marquis:

  • Covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Credenza measures 70-3/4″W x 23-1/2″D x 29-1/2″H, return measures 47-1/4″W x 23-1/2″D x 29-1/2″H, and overall dimensions are 70-3/4″W x 70-3/4″D x 29-1/2″H


Wire Management and Charging Station: L-Shaped Desk by Bush

L Shaped Desk by Bush

L Shaped Desk by Bush

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If you don’t want as large of a desk as the Marquis described above, the Bush Cabot 60-inch L-Shaped Desk may be better for you. It comes in one of three colors: Espresso Oak, Heather Gray, or Harvest Cherry. You can also purchase a hutch for it that’s sold separately.

One of the best features of the Bush Cabot desk is the built-in 4-port USB hub that’s perfect for charging smartphones, tablets, and powering other devices like label printers. The desk has a built-in wiring management system to keep your power cords and cables neat and tidy and out of your way.

There is an elegant fluted glass-fronted door to a large storage space on one side. A PC tower could fit inside there. There is an open shelf above it that holds reference books or other items.

On the other side, there is a storage drawer underneath another open shelf. Below that is a file drawer that can hold up to legal-size files. The drawer is mounted on ball-bearing runners for stability and ease of use.

More features of the Bush Cabot 60-inch L-Shaped Desk:

  • Covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Work surface desktop depth is 23.19-inches, return surface depth is 19.69 inches
  • Total size: 59-1/2 by 59-1/2 by 30-1/4 inches
  • Must be assembled


Large Elegant Workspace: Wood L Shaped Desk by Coaster Furniture

Wood L Shaped Desk

Wood L Shaped Desk

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The Regal Manor L-Shaped Desk is gorgeous. It’s built with both hardwoods and veneers. It comes in just one eye-catching Cherry and Brown finish. The large desktop workspace measures 72 by 79 inches long, and it’s 30 inches tall.

Don’t let the elegant design fool you. There is plenty of room for a PC tower and keyboard, or a laptop, plus lots of extras. The keyboard drawer has a drop front to hide the keyboard from view when it’s not in use. You can run power cords and cables neatly through the wire management system and keep them out of view, too.There are five drawers total, with two of them large enough to hold file folders.

More features of the Coaster Furniture Regal Manor L-Shaped Desk:

  • Covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Requires assembly


Durable and Secure: 66″ L-Shaped Desk with Hutch by Bestar

66 L-Shaped Desk with Hutch

66 L-Shaped Desk with Hutch

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The 66-inch L-Shaped Desk from Bestar is tough and packed with places for you to organize your files, computer, and accessories. It’s built from 1-inch thick commercial-grade material with a melamine finish. This finish is very resistant to stains, spills, scratches, and wear. The edges are protected by an impact-resistant PVC edge. This desk is so rugged it passed both ANSI and BIFMA standards for workplace safety.

The desk and its hutch are reversible so you can place the hutch on the left or the right side. You can run power cords and other cables through the grommet openings and corral them with the rubber strip to keep them out of your way.

Continuing with the them of safety and security, the storage compartment doors have strong hinges. Both of the bottom drawers lock with a key for security. All the drawers are mounted on double extension ball-bearing slides. And the file drawers hold either letter or legal-size folders.

This desk works well for either a laptop or a PC with a tower and monitor. It has a keyboard tray that’s long enough to hold a mouse as well.

More features of the Bestar 66-inch L-Shaped Desk:

  • Covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Requires assembly
  • Measures 66 inches wide by 70 inches long


Compact and Classy: Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk by Techni Mobili

Glass L Shaped Computer Desk

Glass L Shaped Computer Desk

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Our last selection in the top 5 is this simple and compact Glass L-shaped Desk from Techni Mobili. It’s reversible so you can place your computer or laptop on either the left or right side. The rounded edges of the tempered glass desktop are smooth against your skin as you type and work on it.

This tempered glass is 8mm thick and mounted on a scratch-resistant steel powder-coated frame. The long top panels support up to 66 pounds of weight, while the middle section can hold up to 44 pounds. The keyboard tray itself supports up to 33 pounds.

While this desk is the least expensive of our picks, it comes with a few trade-offs. The keyboard tray isn’t large enough for a mouse. Since the desk measures just 61.75 inches on one side and 45.25 on the other, it’s smaller than the others we reviewed. This could be a bonus for you if you want an L-shaped desk but are tight on space.

More features of the Techni Mobili glass L-Shaped Desk:

  • Covered by a lifetime warranty
  • Requires assembly, although it’s less than some of the other desks above



Choosing the best L-shaped desk is an investment worth taking time to consider. Once you’ve measured, planned, and looked at features and design, it’s time to decide.

If you’re on a budget, the glass desk from Techni Mobili is inexpensive and elegant. It’s also compact in size and reversible.

If you want more storage space, especially with locking drawers, take a look at the offerings from Bestar and Marquis. The Bestar desk has a hutch that makes use of vertical space to manage files and accessories. The Marquis has a large desktop and several drawers for files and other items.

The Marquis and the desk from Coaster Furniture have the most surface space so you can spread out your work.

If you love to keep cables and cords out of the way and you charge tablets, e-readers, and smartphones at your desk, consider the Cabot desk from Bush.




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