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White Melamine Desk Top

  • White Melamine Desk Top
  • Elfa Desk Top
  • White Melamine Desk Top
  • Elfa Desk Top
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Was: $60.00/ea. | You save: $18.00/ea. ( 30% )

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White Melamine Desk Top


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Complete your organized office with our exclusive Elfa Melamine Desk Top. Combine the Desk Top with any combination of our modular desk components - Desk Legs, Elfa Desk Drawers or Bisley File Cabinets - to customize a solution that's just right for you.

  • Durable thermofused laminate over a particle board core
  • Maintain with general purpose cleaner



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  • 54" x 24" x 1" h


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White Melamine Desk Top is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 58.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alternative use I used as a protective top for my front load washer/dryer. Now I have a place to fold cloths! Perfect fit. Will use some non skid pads under shelf.
Date published: 2019-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Make-up station! I designed a walk-in closet in my Master Bedroom. I am using the Melamine Desk as a dressing table. I put it in front of a window for the natural light and to be able to watch the wildlife outside. It worked perfectly!
Date published: 2019-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect top! I purchased 2 of these tops 10 years ago for my home business and they have held up so well. I recently needed to expand my elfa desk system and came back for another one. It was a PERFECT match to my 2 older ones. SO happy about that, as they sit close to one another.
Date published: 2018-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Creative Use in the Laundry Room We are using this desk top as a topper for our new front loading washer/dryer. It gives us a workspace for folding clothes. It's a perfect fit across the top of our LG washer/dryer. We just added thick, self adhesive rubber pads (like for furniture) at strategic spots around the outside edge of the bottom of the desk top and it sits perfectly with no slipping.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from MISLEADING ASSEMBLY The desk is lovely, however, neither the website nor the salesperson at the store inform the customer that THE DESKTOP DOES NOT HAVE PRE-DRILLED HOLES. Customers should be informed that, once delivered, assembly will require the customer to align and drill the legs on their own. I strongly suggest that The Container Store identify this factor clearly on its website.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I bought this desk top to create an office space in the kitchen overlooking the garden of my new home. Since I wasn't sure this would work, I didn't want to spend a lot of money. I purchased this top to blend with the kitchen cabinets and attached the gray legs to match the appliances. It was easy to put together and it looks great! I love looking out to the garden as I work.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crafts contained I used this across the top of three Elfa stacked drawers as shown in the mesh craft wall. The drawers hold a large amount of stuff and I was able to gather craft items from several locations and consolidate.The desk top makes a great work surface! I find the website a little challenging to navigate. I have to study it for a long time before placing an order. It seems like there might be some place on the website to actually list exactly what components go into each Elfa set up.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Deal I purchased this as a way to make a small space useful, and it worked out great. This makes a small cubicle in my office a great place get some work done, at a great price!
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Looking Desk We have the Sycamore desk top and several shelves in the corner of our living room. The space serves as a workspace/computer area, but we didn't want it to look too much like an office. The desk is very low profile and ties in well with the shelves to look more like a shelving unit than a bulky office desk. It has a larger surface area and I love that it is totally adjustable/customizable.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New Desk = New Opportunities Desk is just the right size to encourage organization and creativity within the same space. Easy to clean Professional grade
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Craft Room Table Bought this to finish my craft room - when my daughter came home and saw it she was amazed and informed me when she goes to college she was taking the desk with her - bought in white with platnum legs. Extremely easy yo put together and very sturdy. Will be doing many crafted and homework on it. Thanks for making such a great product!
Date published: 2014-03-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Relatively low cost table; difficult to assemble This is the 2nd such table we have bought. One is being used as a laundry folding table and one in a home office. The metal legs and melamine top work well for these purposes; however the table legs are difficult to attach since they require drilling holes for the screws and there are NO markings on the table. Since the table top is not solid wood, any mistake could ruin the table. The Container Store should have markings added at a minimum or have pre-drilled holes on table before sale.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from desk tops for my ELFA work station love the clean smooth work area in my art studio..the top covers my elfa drawer units.
Date published: 2014-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great desk top I love my new desk.. It looks great in my office. I bought another to provide extra desk space.
Date published: 2014-02-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty, but that's about it... There's a lot of complaint of the desk not having pre-drilled holes. That becomes a problem when the desk decides to chip. This stuff, is not the most durable particleboard I've seen. I have the veneer chip on the top as well. So I actually have a leg with one screw that wont fit in because it not only stripped the hole, but also took some of the particle board with it. Cosmetically it looks great, it's wobbly though, probably from the legs only having 3 points to stabilize from. If you move it, take care because the legs bend a bit with only 3 points of solder on it. However, it looks great, and despite the wobbly, chipping particle board veneer.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, sturdy desk I was looking for a basic white desk, and this does the trick. I did panic at first when it arrived and I found it doesn't have predrilled holes for the screws. I was able to assemble the desk without a drill, using the supplied screws and a hammer to create pilot holes. A very helpful Container Store customer service rep helped with this. I assembled it by myself (one not-very-handy woman) and did fine. It is on the heavy side, so unless you've been going to the gym, probably better to have a second set of hands.
Date published: 2013-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Desk Top I purchased this top in sycamore with the white legs to be used as a computer desk. Very sturdy though the top had some dings coming out of the box. Love the color, a good value for the price.
Date published: 2013-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elfa flexibility is always useful Over several decades and 8 moves, I have mixed and matched the varied elfa parts for use in work and home situations. I delight in results of every new reconfiguation, as my need is always met. This new elfa Melamine Desk Top (white to coordinate with all my other elfa tops) and a pair of new elfa desk legs balanced by an old file cabinet on the other end and (by the legs) an old rolling elfa file cart all create a fantastically efficient working area with a tiny spatial footprint. With careful measurements and Container Store information, elfa never disappoints!
Date published: 2013-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great desktop Bought this white melamine item as a desktop to serve as a bridge over two short filing cabinets. It was well-packaged and despite some challenges to the packaging en route, the item inside was unhurt. It is sturdy and attractive. It took two of us to get it in the house, unpackage it, and place it. But, it is now planted and works great. It's a nice large surface for many uses.
Date published: 2013-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every great business starts with a great desk! LOVE this "build-your-own desk" option! Setting up a home office on a budget was so easy. The desk options are high quality, clean, modern, easy to assemble, and very durable. They look great!
Date published: 2013-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Desk Top The melamine desk top can be used on either side. Good, strong construction. Long enough to accommodate your laptop, printer and an assortment of desk accessories.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! My husband and I each bought a zebra wood top and silver legs. It's a great desk. Sturdy and simple.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It! This is a very nice product, affordable, well made, packaged nicely and shipped fast.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this desktop I love the clean modern look of this desk. It is large and the price is excellent! Just what I was looking for.
Date published: 2013-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!! I bought this melamine desk top and legs because it is so simple looking with its clean lines. I liked it so much I went back and bought another to put right next to it. It is such a hugh work space and looks good, too!
Date published: 2013-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice desk This is a nice desk, big, solid and clean. It is just what I was looking for. I also like that I can add accessories I need as my office grows. My only complaint is that we had to drill the holes for the legs.
Date published: 2013-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional and Clean Desk I purchased an Elfa desktop system last year that also doubles as a book shelf. This desk has held up very well and provides ample work space.
Date published: 2012-12-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Family Desk Absolutely great product. Heavy and substantial feeling. Only didn't give 5 stars because I had to drill pilot holes myself for the legs. Perhaps some people need the in tact top but would have been easier for me if either holes were there or CS offered to drill them for me before leaving the store,
Date published: 2012-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Melamine Desktop I absolutely love the desktop that I ordered from the Container store. My husband added what I needed and I bought two (2drawer) file cabinets for the legs and I have the right size desk I now need. Great idea to be able to choose your own pieces to make it the way you want it.
Date published: 2012-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the versatility!! I loved that I could mix-and-match the top, legs, drawers, etc to get the desk I really needed.
Date published: 2012-04-27
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Community Q&A

Are the leg holes pre-drilled?

Are the holes pre-drilled so that it is easy to attach the legs that go with this desktop?
Asked by: Snoopy123
No. The desk top is just a flat piece; no pre-drilled holes.
Answered by: NYLaylah
Date published: 2020-02-06

How durable is this table top?

I am trying to find a non-staining surface that will be resistant to scratches and dents, and does not need coasters, etc. Is this material pretty durable?
Asked by: WillWork4Shoes
It’s heavy plywood coated in plastic. Pretty heavy in my opinion. The plastic finish seems cheap.
Answered by: Rolemodel409
Date published: 2020-08-27

Is it possible to add a keyboard tray to the desk top. I like my desktop computer and would need to incorporate a keyboard and CPU storage on my desk

Asked by: TexasJoy
I would be wary. The sliding in and out of the tray may loosen the screws in the melamine. It is a composite not solid wood.
Answered by: SLBCasey
Date published: 2019-04-20

Can you cut this desk top?

Looking to mount several of these along a 10ft wall.
Asked by: QueenONght
You can, but you will likely chip the melamine. That said, my particular shelf went into an alcove so the cut end wasn’t visible. You need a fine tooth blade and you might also consider scoring the melamine, and/or using masking tape. Regardless the melamine is still likely to chip. I cut mine more than 5 years ago and only recently removed it from the closet it was in. I have attached a photo of the cut end. If it bothers you, you could certainly touch it up with a matching acrylic craft paint. I suppose you could also file the edge smooth.
Answered by: jmcclintock
Date published: 2020-02-06

Is this table top a glossy finish?

Asked by: TheRealKrill
Matted finish
Answered by: SLBCasey
Date published: 2020-02-06

Are the 24" deep desk tops compatible with the free standing options?

Asked by: LG24
I used the desktops with legs and file cabinets to create two free standing desks and additional counter space for printers, office equipment and workspace. We have an L shaped work space with two desk tops on one wall and 1.5 desk tops on the other. I cut the .5 desk top myself with a skill saw and used duct tape over the cut line to minimize chipping of melamine. Worked perfectly. The work space perfectly matches the shelving we installed in the office space 7 years ago .
Answered by: WayneK1237
Date published: 2018-03-10


If I were to put anything with adhesive on the table top (such as a piece of scotch tape, or double-sided tape for baby bumpers to prevent babies hitting their heads), would it remove the finish when I take off the tape/adhesive?
Asked by: WillWork4Shoes
The adhesive tabs were missing on mine. Find and order some 3M VHB (very high bond) tape.
Answered by: NYLaylah
Date published: 2019-06-19

How much weight can it support on top?

Asked by: ChrisChan
Our Melamine Desk Top can support up to 100 pounds of static, evenly distributed weight.
Answered by: psb87
Date published: 2019-04-13
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