Elegant wooden table with sturdy, thin legs
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store
The Helm Computer Desk - Parkman Woodworks Store

The Helm Computer Desk

Regular price $1,395.00 Sale price$1,195.00
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Made from:
- 1.5"-thick solid wood tabletop made from SoCal-sourced lumber (reclaimed Douglas fir or urban lumber)
- 1" x 1" tube from low-carbon steel

Default Desk Height: 30"

Finishes:
- Reclaimed wood finished with matte water-based conversion varnish
- Urban lumber finished with satin-matte hard-wax oil
- Low-carbon steel finished with powder coating
- See Care Instructions on Materials page for more information on wood and metal finishes.

Additional:
- Email us at furniture@parkmanwoodworks.com for additional questions about product specifications.

White glove delivery within Southern California ranges from $150 to $350 for most items, based upon the distance from our workshop at:

641 Gibbons St., Los Angeles, CA 90031

National shipping ranges from $400 to $600 for most items under 150 pounds. National shipping is partial white-glove, meaning the shipper will help arrange the furniture items into your space, but will require assistance from you or another person who is on-site.

A traditional arrangement that progressed naturally into one of our own, The Helm has emerged as one of our proudest designs. While the back legs are completely perpendicular to the ground, the front legs are angled toward the desk’s back for cockpit-like feeling. Unlike most of Parkman Woodworks' creations, the surface is set within the frame, cradled by 2" x 1" rectangular steel.  

We initially built the entire frame from hollow tube, but it felt a bit unsubstantial so we replaced the floor runners with solid steel, giving it a weight more fitting to the task.  The legs are locked together in three places, the front apron, back apron and lower cross-bar, the latter of which provides a footrest when you're in need of a break.  

This piece is also available as an L-shaped desk if you're in need of a larger command station.  

 

FAQs

Absolutely. Head to our Get My Custom Quote page and let us know what you're looking for. We'll get right back to you with a quote or questions.

We'll show you. If there are any questions about what your piece will look like, we'll include a custom digital rendering with your purchase to make sure we'll all on the same page with the dimensions, design and orientation of your piece.

You bet. For a full list of possibilities with color swatches, head to the Cardinal Powder Coating Color Chart. When you've chosen a color, enter it into the Order Note on the Cart page.

our urban hardwoods
sycamore, elm & ash

These sustainable planks come from non-farmed trees that recently fell in our metropolitan environment. Local urban-lumber milling companies such as Angel City Lumber and Street Tree Revival will retrieve them and turn them into beautiful dimensional lumber, rather than allowing them to be sent to landfills. We've fostered excellent relationships with these organizations (noble, good-looking heroes whom we love dearly), so they'll call us when the newest batches are about to be dried and milled.

Our Reclaimed Wood
Old-growth Doug fir

We respect the use of all reclaimed wood, but at Parkman we only use salvaged lumber from Los Angeles County structures that were built about 100 years ago or more. This old-growth wood is derived from ancient trees that, thankfully, are no longer being deforested. We prefer this sustainable lumber due to its natural durability and beauty. Conversely, most furniture wood these days comes from farms that cut their crop young, leaving the lumber comparatively soft and bland. These farms also use massive amounts of energy and water, unnecessarily damaging the global environment.

Long dining table with wooden base

in-house fabrication

& fair wages

We perform all of our woodwork and metalwork in our Los Angeles workshop so that we can personally oversee every aspect of your build. Most shops you'll come across simply design and market products, but don't actually build any furniture, preferring to outsource the physical work to cheaper white-label shops. We lean into the entire process, from inception to inspection, and pay fair wages with benefits to our expert craftspeople.

Don't take our word for it

★★★★★

They were not only incredibly professional, promptly responsive, and helpful - they delivered the most BEAUTIFUL table.

Allegra S.

12/22

★★★★★

This is a world class establishment run by kind, cool and tasteful people.

Jordan H.

12/22

★★★★★

They even helped me get it shipped fully assembled from LA to Chicago without issue, and sent me pictures of it prior to shipping. Top notch custom woodworking business!

Elizabeth H.

8/22

★★★★★

I am lucky to have found them. My partner and I went to check out the workshop and were met with great customer service, which persisted throughout the process.

Ramon T.

7/22

★★★★★

For a similar cost to a mid-tier retailer you can get a fully custom piece made just for you, with reclaimed wood you can feel great about. Super happy with it!

Lindsey K.

8/22

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