Purchasing an office desk | 4 Top tips

Here at BOX15, we offer a wide range of desks to suit all types of office spaces. From Cantilever and bench desks to folding tables, height adjustable options and even modular desking, we’ll have the perfect office desk for you!

There are countless options to choose from when looking for your perfect office desk, and so finding the right one can difficult! Here, we’ve put together 4 tips to help you decide.

Tip #1: Choose a desk to suit your office space

Firstly, you’ll need to consider the size and shape of your office space, along with how much of that space is required to accommodate for your working needs.

To help you narrow down your options and find the right design for you, we’ve written an in-depth blog on the different types of office desks HERE.

We also offer a wide range of modular office desk frames, meaning that the frames can be adjusted to work around you and the space you have.

Alternatively, if you do know what you’re looking for but can’t find it on our website, you can either use the DESK / TABLE QUOTE FORM or lookout for the blue box below throughout the desk section our website:Request Quote

Tip #2: Choose Your Style

Secondly, you’ll need to decide on the style of your desk. At BOX15, we offer a wide range of desk and table frames which you can view online HERE. We also offer desk / table tops so that you can find the perfect colour for your office décor.

All of our tops are made to order and have an MFC (Melamine Faced Chipboard) core, expertly finished using the highest quality veneer. We also offer them in a choice of thicknesses, shapes and colours. For full details on our desk & table top range, view our guide HERE.

Tip #3: Know the Material of your office desk

Thirdly, there is a wide range of materials available for desktops. From solid wood and particle board to glass and Quartz composite (to name a few); but knowing which one to choose can cause a headache. However, we’ve already done the hard work for you and narrowed it down to the most comprehensive material, so that you can jump straight into choosing your style!

As mentioned in ‘Tip #2’, all of our desk and table tops are made from MFC, which is composite wood made by mixing wood chips with strong resin. Not only is it very durable, but it is also heat resistant and requires low maintenance, subsequently making a very popular material for desk / table tops

Desk Top Swatches

We offer a range of finishes as standard. However, if you require a colour that is not listed above then get in touch with our sales team today!


  • 18mm: These thinner tops are generally used for smaller workstations and where the most economical solution is required.
  • 25mm: Our best selling & most popular thickness; perfect for standard operator workstations and suitable for most applications.
  • 36mm: These extra thick tops are mainly used for meeting / boardroom tables where something more substantial is required as a statement piece.

Top Thickness


As standard our desk and tabletops have 2mm thick ABS Edging and 2mm radius all round. By default, the edging will match the chosen table finish, however other finishes can be selected on request.Desktop Edging

Tip #4: Consider Storage Options

And to conclude; you’ll need to consider which storage solutions you’ll need. Our desks don’t come with drawers readily fixed, which gives you the flexibility to find the perfect storage solution.

We offer a wide range of under desk storage options, from under desk storage and shelving systems, to under desk drawers & pedestals.

Storage Options

Design your own office desk

We’ve offer a unique DESK BUILDER TOOL on our website which allows you to mix and match to create your own perfect desk in just 5 simple steps!

Once you’ve followed the steps below, a free quote will be automatically generated:

  1. Style of desk/table
  2. Size of desk/table
  3. Desk/table frame colour
  4. Type of top
  5. Select top colour

Can’t see what you’re looking for?

If you have any questions or can’t find what you’re looking for, CONTACT US today. Simply tell us what desk you’re looking for and what dimensions you’re working with, and we can help you find the right desk for you.