Updated September 30, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best U-Shaped Desks

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This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in September of 2020. It doesn't matter if you work from home or in an office building, the right desk can increase your productivity. The U-shaped models are great for multitaskers. Not only do they offer a vast work surface, but they keep essentials within reach. Depending on your needs, you can select from models with a hutch, locking cabinets, or a keyboard tray. This list includes straight and bow-front designs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Realspace Broadstreet Executive

2. Utmost Modern Executive

3. Sauder Heritage Hill

Editor's Notes

September 24, 2020:

U-shaped desks give you usable space in the front and sides of you. They comprise a minimum of three pieces (a desk, bridge, and credenza), and may include a hutch and a small filing cabinet.

These desks keep everything within reach, making them ideal for multitaskers. They also provide enough room for monitors and office equipment without making the space appear cluttered. A few models come with at least one grommet to manage cords and cables. Also, the Realspace Broadstreet Executive includes a hub with a telephone jack, three AC outlets, and an Ethernet port.

If you need to store confidential documents, units with locking drawers like the Bush Studio C or the Sauder Heritage Hill will keep paperwork secure. Models that include a hutch such as the Mayline Sterling and the Bestar Ridgeley provide you with additional to sstorage room for books, supplies, and trinkets.

A keyboard tray is another convenient feature. These handy shelves slide out when you need to type on a computer and hide underneath the desk when you don't need them.

Most U-shaped desks are bulky, so you're going to need a lot of room. If you like the style but are short on space, consider a unit like the Walker Edison Command Center or the Realspace Broadstreet Executive that allows you flexibility in the arrangement. You may also consider a studio desk or wall mounted desk to suit your needs.

Special Honors

Amish Lexington U-Shaped Desk You can purchase the Amish Lexington with or without a hutch. It features a one-inch hardwood top and includes corbels and rope molding to enhance the design. Optional features include grommets, locking drawers, and a keyboard tray. dutchcrafters.com

4. Bush Studio C

5. Walker Edison Command Center

6. Bush Furniture Commerce

7. Mayline Sterling

8. Office To Go American

9. Bes Modern Workstation

10. Bestar Ridgeley


Allean Phelps
Last updated on September 30, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.


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