When considering buying a roll top desk, it helps to research antique and new options. Measure the space where the desk will sit, and decide how it will be used. Then, research roll top desks by wood types, designs and prices.
Roll top desks, also called secretary desks, provide compact spaces for writing notes, organizing everyday items and more. If you plan to use a laptop on a roll top desk, check the measurements of the top to make sure your laptop fits comfortably.
Some roll top desks feature lots of drawers and compartments, while some are relatively simple. Common finishes for roll top desks include white, dark oak or lighter wood colors.