John Lewis Abacus Small Desk, Oak

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Perfect for smaller spaces, the narrow Abacus desk will tuck neatly into your home office or study and provide a useful work surface without hogging too much of the room. A keyboard tray is also compatible for use with this desk and slots neatly underneath.

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Assembly Required
Self assembly required
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Care instructions
Wipe with damp cloth and dry thoroughly; do not use chemical or abrasive cleaners.
Country of Origin
H74 x W80 x D42cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak veneer
Number of drawers
Oak Furniture Type
Oak Veneer
Under Desk Clearance Information This is the distance between the floor and the underside of the desk's top.


  • UK delivery

    Delivered within 7 working days (may be longer for N Ireland and rural areas)
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Q & As

Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Perfect desk for iMac Brought this desk to put my new iMac on. Only had a limited amount of space for a desk, limiting my options to only this desk on John Lewis however I am extremely impressed with the excellent quality of the product and the ease at which I could assemble it which took me as little as ten minutes. This desk is just big enough for the 21inch iMac, with room left for the keyboard and mouse, and my iPad. My only issue with the desk is the additional cost of the pull out keyboard tray that is available separately, which I could do with, but it's half the price of the desk, which I don't believe is fully justified,but somethings I will just have to buy. 09 March 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Looks good, and very sturdy! I made a costly mistake in originally buying the Abacus Corner Desk which, although bulky, didn't go together properly and was always unstable. Eventually I bit the bullet and replaced it with this small desk to match the Abacus filing cabinet I also had. This is a much better buy, easy to put together, substantial and sturdy. A word of caution - it is very small and only really suitable as a laptop desk. If you would like to use it with a desktop it is essential to purchase the pull out tray, which I did, and I am very happy with. The only slight gripe is that it is a slightly different colour to the "matching" Abacus filing cabinet which sits alongside it. 22 February 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great size It was a real struggle to find a suitable desk as i have limited space. I am really pleased with this find. Easy to assemble, looks good and speedy delivery. 26 January 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy small desk Comfortable to sit at. Ideal as a laptop desk. Fits into a small space. Easy to assemble - one elderly woman, 20 mins. Spare screws etc included. Delivered in a sturdy box with protective foam surrounding. Good plain design with gap for cables at the back. Natural colour. Very pleased 22 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by A neat little desk This desk fits in a neat space in our living room; it is unobtrusive but all the same looks lovely. The wood is very attractive. It is sturdy and was fairly easy to put together. 22 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hits the spot! Well made unit. Good, easy to follow assembly instructions, rigid construction, doesn't wobble in use. Good purchase. PS My Nickname SKRAPS ! 27 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ideal desk for student flat Have bought two of these for rooms in student flat. Difficult to find a desk compact enough for a small area but this is perfect and a very solid piece of furniture. Delighted with the product. 06 October 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent little desk The desk is lovely, feels very solid, and very good quality. It was was easy to set up with a little help. The only issue (and this is not really an issue just a point to note if buying online) - it is exactly as the title states - small. The photo on the website shows lots of items on it (which gives a feeling of space), however, practically speaking, there is not much space to work on/place extra work on once the laptop is placed on it. However, it is fit for purpose, and as it is small, can be moved around very easily, or fit into any rooms if you have space limitations. The addition of a narrow drawer would have been absolutely perfect! 05 August 2015
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