Various materials can be found when discussing wall mounted folding desks. Regardless of the overall style and aesthetic you may be looking for, the frame, support leg, and surface can all be the same or unique materials. According to Katie Ridder, various types of solid wood can be used on the same desk in order to give it a stylish and eye-catching look. Luxurious choices can also include live-edge, or rough-edge wood, wood or stone inlay, and metal or glass accents to give you the look you are searching for.
Whether you are looking for a wall mounted folding desk that can hold a laptop, or are looking for something a little more robust that might be used for work-from-home tasks or crafting, there are a number of different areas you should check for the quality of construction. Billy Cotton suggests looking at the hardware used to connect the desk to the wall for its quality and construction. After that, you should look at how the wood is sanded, angled, and secured to the support leg whether it is angled or vertical.
One of the best parts about having a wall mounted folding desk is that you can easily find it in the specific size that works for you. According to Frances Merrill, customizing the width and depth of your wall mounted desk is a great way to get a workstation for homework, crafting, sewing, or other tasks. The most common size for a premade wall mounted folding desk would be 35" wide by 19" deep. This is large enough for a full sized laptop, small lamp, and other desk accouterments to make it feel like a proper desk in a small and cozy spot.
The purpose of the lift up or drop down design of a wall mounted folding desk is so you can maximize your available space without having a full sized desk in your home. For apartments, cabins, and other smaller homes, you may need a desk for work, homework, crafts, sewing, art, or other tasks but have no room for a full sized desk or table. Many wall mounted desks will flip down when not in use, laying flush against the wall. Others will lift up and be a drawbridge-style door over a cabinet, making the desk stand out from the wall about 4 inches. Either design option can be a suitable addition to most decor styles in your home, from contemporary to rustic and even mid century modern styles.