The Desk Centre

A FAMILY RUN BUSINESS SINCE 1965

The Desk Centre, 74-76 Northam Road, Northam, Southampton, Hampshire, UK, SO14 0PB

Tel: 023 8022 8939    Fax: 023 8023 1330      Email: [email protected]


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Quality English Made Furniture fot the Home, Study and Office Traditional Study Furniture in Stock

Fitted Home Study, Wood Panelling and Bespoke Reception Desks

Classic Bespoke Fitted Home Study Furniture.


We can help design and install a Classic looking Traditional Bespoke Fitted Study room in any of our wood finishes including the exclusive Burr

Walnut, Burr Elm and Burr Oak finishes to create a stunning and unique room.


Compliment one of our Pedestal or Partners Desks with matching built in Bookcases, Storage Cupboards or Glazed units, expertly fitted to the

shape of your room. Utilise the ceiling height, alcoves and recesses of your room. We can help find solutions for storing Printers and Scanners,

CD/DVD collections and wall mounted Flat Screen Television Screens, concealing wiring, cutting in light sockets and any smart technical control units.


After a site visit and discussion we will then provide drawings and a quotation based on your ideas. We personally fit the furniture ourselves

( we don’t use outside contractors ) We have many years of experience and offer a competitive personal service. Please have a look through some of our recent projects.


Traditional Wood Panelling.


Beautiful Traditional Wooden Panelling, Radiator Covers, Skirting Boards and Dado Rails can also be integrated into the shape of your room

to enhance the period character of your property and add value. Link seamlessly with one of our Bespoke Bookcases or Desks, fit around doorways and windows.

Available in all our wood finishes and painted options.

A fitted wall to wall Burr Walnut cupboard open top Bookcase incorporating an L Shaped Desk.
Polished top working surface with wooden cable management holes.

A Stunning Burr Elm fitted study project. Fitted around three walls with deep cupboard open top bookcases with corner cupboards and low level return bookcases.

A fitted Cherrywood room above a large double garage. Panelled around four walls and angled to the roof line at each end.

Fitted in bookcases, cupboards and shelves all polished to match a Partners Desk.


A built in Cherrywood Cupboard Wardrobe storage unit.  Central London.

An Oak Fitted Study Room. A specially made bespoke L shaped Desk and matching Filing Cabinet with blue hide leather tops. The room was fully panelled with built in bookcases and storage cupboards. light switches cut in and a wall mounted flat screen TV fitted.  Oak framed window linings and window sills. All polished to a light oak shade.

A half panelled Oak room with built in cupboard, bookcase and radiator cabinet under the window sill. Polished to a medium oak shade.

A Burr Elm Study Room. A Partners Desk ( supplied with a glass top ) Gainsborough Swivel Desk Chair and two Regency Style reception chairs. Built in Burr Elm Glazed Cabinets, Bookcases and Burr Elm Wall Panelling.

Some of our Past Projects

A Burr Elm Study Room. A 4 meter run of flush cupboard open top bookcases with a cupboard return. A Burr Elm Partners Desk, Captains and Viscounts Swivel desk chairs and a corner cupboard bookcase covering a radiator.

This beautiful Cherrywood Home Study Room was designed, built and fitted with wall to wall bookcases for a customer in Essex. Cherrywood panelling in the centre of the bookcases to support a large tv and sound bar, a Pedestal Desk with a Viscount Swivel Desk Chair, Tan leather Chesterfield sofa’s , Wing Chairs and a Bespoke Coffee Table.

We made these loose leather cushions below for this corner seating area along with a walnut 12 x drawer coffee table.

Made to measure air conditioning cover, Antique mahogany finish with solid brass grill.

A Custom made Mahogany Bookcase over 6 metres wide and 2.5 metres high. Made for a school in central London. The left sided bookcase covered a large radiator with a removable front ventilation grill and top shelf ventilation. A bridging bookcase left a space between the bookcases for a projector TV screen. Polished to match the internal mahogany doors of this listed building.

A Mahogany Corner Bookcase project, custom made for a Gentleman in Hampshire.


Locking base storage cupboards with open bookshelves above.


A glazed display cabinet with LED downlight, glass shelves and a hinged false bookend door to conceal a metal gun cabinet.


Polished to our antique mahogany shade, supplied with a Pedestal Desk and Gainsborough Swivel Desk Chair.   

Bespoke Reception Desks

A Mahogany U Shape Reception Desk 3.5 m long x 2.5 m deep.  Made for a private School in Piccadilly London to their own architects design.


The Desk comprised of Filing drawers and storage cupboards. An up stand signing in surface and further working surfaces for the two receptionists to operate.


Made in sections and then assembled in the entrance reception area. Note the cut outs for electrical and IT Computer equipment.


Polished to an antique shade of Mahogany. ( shown prior to loading onto our van and then being built in the reception )


3.5 m long x 2.5 m deep.


A matching pair of Walnut Reception Desks with gilt trim. Made for Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Gloucestershire.  Blue leather tops with protective glass inserts and holes cut for cable management.

This Oak Reception Desk was made for an office near Southampton to the clients own design. Polished to a natural oak shade.


Working area for two receptionists with signing in up stand, central partition to house IT equipment.

A 3 Meter wide, Polished top Mahogany Reception Desk and Matching Storage Cupboard. Antique mahogany finish. Note the polished wooden cable management holes on the top surface.


Made for Signature Care Homes Cobham Surrey.

Bespoke Desks

If you have a special commission desk, again please contact us to speak about your design.


We were privileged to be asked to make this very special Mahogany Presidential Desk for a Channel 4 documentary film about President Nixon recently.  The film set recreating the famous Oval Office in the 1970's

The Desk was made to the correct dimensions with carvings and paneled pedestal sides.

A 4m long Walnut Credenza storage unit made for Tewkesbury Park Hotel in Gloucestershire.

Comprising of cupboards, drawers with walnut up stand and Quartz top. Gilded brass door trims, a gilded plinth base and brass bar handles.


A Cherrywood Reception desk made for the Salomons Estate, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.

3 metres long x 2 meters deep. Green leather panelled tops with wooden cable management holes.
Two drawer pedestals inside the working area.

This light oak reception desk was commission for a school in Cuba. Manufactured with three sides, shaker style end and rear panels. The receptionist working side has a wide keyboard pull out tray, various storage shelves, three single and one filing drawer. Fitted with a Quartz top in the customers chosen colour . We work with a company in Essex called Anglian Stone for quartz and marble tops. www.anglianstone.co.uk

Width 2.7m  Depth 1.5m Height 0.94m

Photographed in the finishing workshop and then in the shipping warehouse prior to being taken apart and wrapped for export.

A Contemporary L-shaped cherrywood finish polished top desk made for the Eighth Bishop of Portsmouth.


The top has cantered corners, the sides & back has shaker style panels. The drawers are fitted with modern chrome handles.


Suitable for two people to work from, with two Gainsborough brown hide leathered chairs.

A Curved Oak Reception Desk. One of two made for an office at RAF Lakenheath Suffolk. Made with two three drawer pedestals with steel bar handles and locks. A panelled modesty back board with round cable holes fitted in the top. Canted corners. Width 200cm. Depth 60 cm   Polished to a black charcoal finish.

A Cherrywood Reception Desk made for Haviland House, Residential Dementia Care Home, Goring On Sea, West Sussex.


Measuring 2.4 M in length with a 1.0 M return. Green leather tops with cable wooden management holes. Supplied with one of our Typist style leather swivel chairs.

We have made a number Bespoke Reception Style Desks for customers over the years.


Please take a look at some of our past projects. For more ideas and suggestions, or to discuss a design your may have, please contact James or Graham Worley at the shop.


Please click on the pictures to enlarge.

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It was our pleasure to be asked to manufacture this Oak, U Shaped Reception Desk for the officers mess at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire.

Measuring 3.5 meters wide and 2.8 meters deep with a raised up stand. Filing drawer pedestals plus a cupboard for a printer. Room for two members of staff to sit and work. Polished to a golden oak shade and supplied with the squadrons coat of arms.