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If you're not happy, we're not happy. That's where our "Love It or Send It Back" policy comes in. If you're dissatisfied with your Ballard purchase for any reason, you can return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or full refund* (excluding Shipping & Processing fees).

You are invited to try items within our Best of Ballard collection risk-free for 30 days. If you're not satisfied, we will refund the purchase price AND shipping costs. Best of Ballard items are exempt from additional discounts and free shipping offers.

If you don't absolutely love your new slipcovered seating or upholstered seating for any reason, return it within 10 days of delivery absolutely free – we'll even pay the return shipping. It's that simple. We guarantee it. Now doesn't that make you happy?

*Excludes personalized, customized, monogrammed or COM (customer's own material) unless defective.

We want you to be happy. If for any reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, simply return it within 90 days of the ship date for an exchange or refund (excluding Shipping & Processing fees). All products are guaranteed from defects for a full year.

Please carefully inspect your order upon delivery. If you receive damaged or defective merchandise, you may contact our Customer Service department at 1-800-536-7551 and a representative will be glad to arrange a return or exchange for you.

Please note: Any items that are monogrammed, customized, Customer's Own Material (COM), or made-to-order cannot be modified, cancelled, returned or exchanged unless damaged or defective. Defective items will be exchanged unless no longer available, in which case a Merchandise Certificate will be issued. Once a returned item is received in our warehouse, the return or exchange will be processed immediately. For credit card orders, you can expect to see your refund credit within 72 hours. For check and money orders, you can expect to receive your refund check within 7-10 business days.

Shipping Information Chart

Standard Shipping

Delivery Time

In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Items ordered at the same time may not be delivered together.


Orders equal to and under $200 will be charged 15% of the total order value.

Orders over $200 will be charged 10% of the total order value with a cap at $350.

Oversized Handling Fee - $20-$40 per item

All shipping charges are based on the original retail price of the product prior to any discounts being applied.

*Orders placed in Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands will have additional costs.

Expedited Shipping

Delivery Time

We offer Two Business Day or Next Business Day Expedited Shipping on many items. Expedited orders received by 4 pm ET Monday–Friday are shipped the same day.

Expedited order cut-offs may vary during weeks surrounding a federally recognized holiday.


Rates start at $25 for Two Business Day and $35 for Next Business Day and increase based on the size of your order. The amount will be calculated at check out or call us for a quote.

Oversized handling fee - $20-$40 per item

Truck Delivery

Delivery Time

Generally available for delivery 2-3 weeks after shipping.


Threshold Truck Delivery

  • Items are unloaded by the driver and placed inside the first-floor doorway, garage, or covered area of your choice.
  • If the home is a multi-dwelling building, the items will be delivered inside the residence.
  • Assembly not included.


In-Home Truck Delivery
- add'l $35 per item

  • On many larger items, like furniture, you have the option to upgrade the delivery experience to In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • Some items only ship via In-Home Truck Delivery.
  • With our In-Home Truck Delivery service, the item will be brought inside in your home, unpacked, placed in its final destination, and packaging materials removed.
  • Assembly is not included.

What To Expect For Truck Deliveries

  1. After your items have shipped, you will be contacted by our delivery partner to schedule a day and 4 hour window for your delivery.
  2. When scheduling, share any restrictions or special circumstances that could impact your delivery including, but is not limited to:
    • Narrow roads
    • Restricted delivery times
    • Gated entrances
    • Proof of insurance requirements
    • Multiple flights of stairs
    • Service elevator restrictions
  3. Ensure that all items will fit through access points such as doorways, stairways, hallways, elevators, and around corners into the desired location.
  4. On the day of delivery, our delivery partner will call you approximately 30 minutes prior to arriving at your home.
  5. Please prepare for your delivery by ensuring clear pathways and removing any fragile items that could be damaged during the delivery. Our delivery provider is unable to move any existing furniture.
  6. Our delivery experience is contactless and your signature is not required. If you observe an imperfection, notify the delivery team and either refuse the item or contact us at 888-263-9850 for a resolution.
  • Share any restrictions or
    special circumstances
  • Ensure that all items will
    fit through access points
  • Ensure pathways
    are clear
  • Remove fragile items that
    may get damaged
Contact us for a quote

Weekend/After-Hours Delivery

Weekend and after hours deliveries for your larger items, which require a scheduled window of time for delivery, may be available in limited areas for an additional cost.

Contact us for a quote

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Standard Work Surface Top is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 97.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Custom top Solid top, like that you can choose a different color.
Date published: 2022-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Zinc Finish 66 inch Top - GORGEOUS! I bought this top to put on top of 2 cabinets I already have to create a desk. I didn't know what to expect based on the pic, but the Standard Work Surface Top that I received has a beautiful finish, grey metal with a sort of darker grey sponge-like paint finish on top - fits well into a modern/urban style setting. I wanted something with a little depth and flair and this has it. I fell in love instantly when I unpacked it. My only suggestion to the designers would be to put the screws that fix the metal onto the wood on the inside edge of the top, instead of the bottom edge. The metal wraps around the top and sides and is fixed with screws at the bottom edges of the sides. I had to add some felt bumpers to the left and right sides' bottom edges, in between the screws, so the bottom doesn't scratch my cabinets. If your cabinet's top is smaller than 19 " deep, you won't have an issue. Highly recommended, especially if you get it on sale :)
Date published: 2022-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Purchased as Top for Electric Standing Desk Recently needed to add a standing desk and wanted the top to match my other office furniture (previous Ballard purchase). Bought an electric base and attached this top - perfect!
Date published: 2022-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sharp workstation for Me! I bought the 66" black top. It works great and I love it! No issues at all. My file cabinets were 6" too short so my contractor made me a beautiful topless table that he set over the file cabinets and set the topper on the table frame and legs.
Date published: 2022-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality, perfect match to switch things up Reconfigured my office set after 10+ years and needed a smaller work top to support a corner desktop. Perfect match, and I know the quality is top notch. My office set has supported my career providing timeless, stylish and functional furnishings to organize all things work and family.
Date published: 2022-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made products Nice products, well made , delivered as advertised.
Date published: 2021-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Desk workspace for fine cabinets The product came quickly and updated the desk surface purchased over 15 years ago from Ballard Designs.
Date published: 2021-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great worktop Great desktop for filing cabinets I bought a few years back. Perfect fit. Simple and effective. I bought the largest size for plenty of workspace. It is not especially deep but still plenty of room to work comfortably on a laptop or use as a writing desk.
Date published: 2021-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great customer Service, but... Item is perfect, just what I needed. Only complaint was shipping. Original order was made during a sale, I was told it would take about 2 months to get the item....COVID times. I finally received shipping notice then a day or so later I received notice the item had been cancelled a refund issued. When I called customer service I was told shipper probably recieved a damaged package and that was why order was handled that way. Had to reorder and wait and 10 weeks before item finally arrived. Customer Service was excellent and they even gave me a refund so I would get the sale price on the reorder. Appreciated all the effort, frustrated it was so hard to get the item in a timely manner. Unfortunately this item does not appear to be a in stock item.
Date published: 2021-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great work surface Well made, well packaged for shipping, fits over the base cabinets perfectly.
Date published: 2021-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Customized it Love how you can customize the length, totally worked for me
Date published: 2021-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice black top Nice black top. I added a section to the same set in my home office. New top is not as distressed as my original black top, but it still looks great!
Date published: 2021-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Custom office! High style and custom look without the need for a contractor! Fast and easy for anyone to put together!
Date published: 2021-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid piece Solid piece and good size. Fits nicely with corner desk
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Modular work surface We bought the work surface and two cabinets to make a desk. Easy to put together, looks great and quality is exceptional.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality piece Consistent even finish, matches a top perfectly that I bought three years ago.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful must have These work toppers give a great finished look to the cabinets. I love that the toppers are available individually so I can purchase a different size if I reconfigure my cabinet layout.
Date published: 2020-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy WFH update My Ballard's corner desktop didn't work in my new space, so I bought this one to replace it. It fit perfectly with two full filing cabinets below, and allows me plenty of room for my chair. I'm really happy with how much work surface this new top provides.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We work from home a lot, so I bought this top to create a second desk for a 2-person office we'll have in our new house. We bought the first one about eight years ago. The wear and tear on the first has been minimal, so we felt good about making this purchase. The nice thing about this particular office furniture is how adaptable it is. We added a printer cabinet as well and are waiting for the 3-drawer hutch to arrive to give height and a place to put a small TV. That gives us room for all our supplies, files, equipment and workspace.
Date published: 2020-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great compliment to the file drawers. I have ordered these on 2 separate occasions. They really complete the look of the file cabinets, making it all look like one piece of furniture.
Date published: 2020-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased Beautiful! Using it as a desktop. Had a glass topper made locally to protect the surface. Underside has a lip on it. Mine is sitting on a double drawer file cabinet and a 4 drawer cabinet. The lip is a great feature to keep the work top from sliding. Well please with my purchase
Date published: 2020-02-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatility at its Best! We work from home a lot, so I bought this top to create a second desk for a 2-person office we'll have in our new house. We bought the first one about eight years ago. The wear and tear on the first has been minimal, so we felt good about making this purchase. The nice thing about this particular office furniture is how adaptable it is. We added a printer cabinet as well and are waiting for the 3-drawer hutch to arrive to give height and a place to put a small TV. That gives us room for all our supplies, files, equipment and workspace.
Date published: 2020-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Standard work surface Easy to assemble, needed help turning over and placing on bookshelf. Works great!
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functionality Beautiful and functional. Great work surface for arts and crafts. Very well made also, and easy to clean.
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent item! Great surface. Fair Price Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Excellent size and surface. Quick delivery and very fair price. Grey was a good choice
Date published: 2019-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! We needed to accommodate two office spaces in our condo and this system proved very flexible, allowing us to design just what we needed. It is sturdy and well built and is not at all out of place in our bedroom/office. Love it.
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid construction We are very happy with the quality of the furniture and how smooth the drawers open and close. We went with the white base and brown top and it looks great!
Date published: 2016-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is extremely well made. I am so happy with my new office I can't stand it! The rich color of the wood is warm and welcoming...Tuscan brown. I have surfaces and storage and just can't wait to go in there to work! Thank you, Ballard Designs!
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what we needed We ordered two matching desks, both with file drawer cabinet bases, to put in our library. They blend well with the other elements in the room and will give us the file storage we need without being an imposing presence. We can put them together to form a long project space. We are pleased with the quality for the price.
Date published: 2013-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful desk! We needed a desk we could configure to fit a particular space and that would meet our storage needs. We looked a 100's of desks. This desk works perfectly and we love it. It has been a high quality purchase, it was fairly easy to assemble but because of the size we needed two people The color and finish are lovely. If there were any cons, it would be that I have already dinged the surface a couple of times and it left marks but it generally has worn quite well. We are VERY happy!
Date published: 2011-03-16
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Product:MO531-Original Home Office™ Work Surface Top

Standard Work Surface Top

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