When I set out to find a new desk for my home office, I wanted something that was sleek, space efficient, and modern. When looking at designs that met those criteria, I was quickly drawn to glass corner desks. The L-Shape design ensured that my available space would be utilized to its utmost, while the glass surface gave it that sleek modern look I was going for.
List Of The Glass Corner Desks I Found:
|Walker Edison Soreno||51x20x29in||Black Glass, Steel||More Information|
|Z-Line Designs ZL1441-1DU||60x24x37in||Clear Glass, Black Steel||More Information|
|Techni Mobili RTA-0039LC||55x61x30in||Black Glass, Steel||More Information|
|RTA CT-013R||73x38x29in||Clear Glass||More Information|
|Ryan Rove RR1050||20x51x29in||Clear Glass, Black Steel||More Information|
Initially, I was concerned about the durability of the glass, but my research revealed that the glass used in these desks is tempered and shatterproof. The next step was trying to pick one out of the assortment of amazing desks out there. These were the final five contenders.
Best Glass Corner Desks Review:
Black beveled tempered glass surfaces with lightweight black powdered steel supports define this desks appearance. A CPU Stand and keyboard tray are included for the convenience of use. Standard corner desk design with shallow surfaces to optimize space use. The desk can be assembled one of two ways to accommodate any corner. Can be assembled into two separate desks for utility and convenience.
This desk caught my eye due to the space-saving measures it included. This goes beyond merely being a corner desk, one of the most space efficient designs, due to its shallow design. It doesn’t provide space on the desk for a keyboard or extensive peripherals, but it’s perfect for a small home office setting trying to make the most of limited space.
The CPU Tray that’s included is great for helping to keep dust and detritus out of the tower itself, and also makes it easy to move around and perform maintenance on. My only complaint about this desk is that I ultimately found it a little cramped. A great contender, though.
- Reversible desk arrangement
- The l-shaped design optimizes working space
- Separates into two desks
- Simple to put together
- Overall dimensions: W: 51” D: 20” H: 29”
Tempered and beveled black glass provide a striking desktop while the curved chrome legs exemplify its modern design. The convenient keyboard tray is made of a matching black metal to provide a sturdy and reliable platform for typing with a built-in safety stop. The desk is interchangeable in configuration to accommodate any corner. The long desks have a capacity of 110lbs, while the corner piece can accommodate 66lbs of pressure.
The design of this desk is sleek, modern, and minimalist. It doesn’t bring anything unnecessary to the table but ensures you have essential features for a low cost in a compact design. It arrived in a pair of boxes which my cat quickly commandeered, and proved easy to assemble. I had the whole thing together in about 10 minutes and was reasonably satisfied with what I saw.
The limited capacity of the desktop surface did throw me off, and I generally prefer a deeper style of the desk than this. All that being said, it was strikingly attractive and would be perfect for an ultramodern space. It was a solid enough contender to make it into my top 5.
- Clear Glass Keyboard Tray Is Durable And Attractive
- Raised Monitor Shelf for ease of viewing and extra space
- Elegantly curved powdered steel supports with adjustable feet
- Tempered Glass for Safety and Durability
- Overall dimensions: W: 60” D: 24”H: 37”
Tempered and beveled black glass provide a striking desktop while the curved chrome legs exemplify its modern design. The convenient keyboard tray is made of a matching black metal to provide a sturdy and reliable platform for typing with a built-in safety stop. The desk is interchangeable in configuration to accommodate any corner.
The long desks have a capacity of 110lbs, while the corner piece can accommodate 66lbs of pressure.
The design of this desk is sleek, modern, and minimalist. It doesn’t bring anything unnecessary to the table but ensures you have the most important features for a low cost in a compact design. It arrived in a pair of boxes which my cat quickly commandeered, and proved easy to assemble. I had the whole thing together in about 10 minutes and was reasonably satisfied with what I saw.
The limited capacity of the desktop surface did throw me off, and I generally prefer a deeper style of the desk than this. All that being said it was strikingly attractive and would be perfect for an ultramodern space. It was a solid enough contender to make it into my top 5.
- Underdesk Storage Area
- Raised shelving for easy storage on desktop
- Compact design for limited space
- Quick Assembly
- Overall dimensions: W: 31” D: 18” H: 35”
Tempered and beveled glass combine with silver struts to provide an ultra-modern appearance. Built-in CPU platform can accommodate even the largest towers, while the design of the legs ensures ample storage under the desk. Designed with laptops and desktops in mind, it assumes a corner-placed monitor and keyboard setup.
Ample surface space provided by generous desk dimensions.
Absolutely stunningly modern. The clear tempered glass was really striking, though it obviously would require meticulous care to keep free from fingerprints and smudges. There was no miserliness going on when they provided this desk with surface space, and I absolutely adored the centrally oriented monitor and keyboard design.
It also looked great in my office thanks to the light-colored walls and flooring, though I’m uncertain if it would have been as striking in a dark colored room. The 8mm thick tempered glass is durable and attractive, and I found myself really enjoying its overall appearance. A great option.
- Ample surface space
- Built-in CPU Stand
- Built with corner-based monitor/keyboard in mind
- Plenty of storage space under the desk
- Overall dimensions: W: 73” D: 38” H: 29”
Light-weight minimalist support design with transparent tempered glass surfaces. The built-in keyboard shares the same material as the surface of the desk. Included CPU Stand for ease of access and lifting the CPU off the floor. Space-saving design allows the desk to be reversible. Can separate into two desks if corner desk is not desired. Simple to assemble.
This desk was one of the simplest that I looked at during this shopping run. That was was actually one of the features that drew my attention to it. It doesn’t presume to be anything more than it is, an attractive glass surface intended for use with a computer. The keyboard stand was almost superfluous in design this minimalist, but it was included as another way to conserve desktop space. Its shallow design makes it inappropriate for use with peripherals but is great making the most of small office space. I particularly liked the thin design of the supports and was somewhat surprised to find them sturdy and more than capable of keeping the desk stable. Assembly was simple; it was up and in service within minutes of it arriving at my house.
- Surprisingly Durable
- Light and Easy To Move
- Minimalist Features
- Compact Design
- Overall dimensions: W: 20” D: 51” H: 29”
How to Clean Glass Corner Desks
One of the problems I knew I’d inevitably face when I got my glass desk was keeping the surface clean. While beautiful and modern glass also has a tendency to show the slightest smudge or oil spot left on it. This means that regularly cleaning your desk is mandatory if you want to keep it looking sharp.
Obviously, you can use spray window cleaner and lint-free towel to give it a beautiful shine, but I found another solution that works even better and costs less. Simply combine two parts vinegar with one part water and wipe down with a newspaper. The trick is not using too much, you want the paper relatively dry, and the desk should be damp when you start.
A little experimentation will reveal the perfect balance. The other trick can be cleaning between the glass surface and the supports. This is easily accomplished by using thin strips of newspaper slid back and forth through this space.
How To Pick A Glass Corner Desk
The decision to get a glass corner desk is an easy one, but picking the perfect glass desk gets to be a little trickier. Thankfully there’s a broad variety available with multiple features and options to choose from. Start by deciding what style of desk you want, and I obviously decided to go with the corner desk for its convenience and conservation of space.
It will be necessary to decide if you want a desk that is all glass (with the exception of the supports) or one that uses a mixed medium like particleboard or metal for specific components. Finally, you’ll want to think about keyboard trays, monitor shelves, CPU stands, and other additional features.
Write down all the things you want in your desk before you start looking, and add more to the list as you find ones you may not have thought of. This will help you narrow down your search until you find the perfect desk.
These five desks represent some of the finest glass corner desks on the market, and their price makes them a solid investment. Ultimately I settled on the RTA model simply due to its expansive and compellingly modern design; it was just too beautiful to pass up. My second choice would have been the Z-Line.
It’s beautiful lines, and raised monitor platform made it very appealing, it just didn’t quite have the surface space I was looking for in my desk. There are days I still wish I’d taken that route, but only because it’s such an attractive piece. If you’re in the market for a glass corner desk, I’d suggest taking a close look at the ones listed in this review.
They’re all solid examples of what the industry offers, and the companies that produce them have a reputation for quality craftsmanship and excellent customer service. If you pick up one of these, be sure to share your experience with me!