The Truant Desk
Porktown MFG
Preston, VIC, Australia


This piece is inspired by mid-century flip top desks, but Porktown MGF have done you a favour and removed the impractical flip top lid and replaced it with two sweet drawers. The drawers can be customised and split into sections to house your many trinkets. The powder coated steel legs only add to the elegance of this mid-century piece by contrasting against the warm timber colours.

The Truant Desk is available in recycled Tasmanian Oak timber or Messmate finished in a natural oil and wax top coat.

Get in touch with us at The Local Project if you’d like to customise this design. We offer a design consultancy to help make your design come to life.


The Truant Desk’s Materials & Finishing

The desk is available in recycled Tasmanian Oak or Messmate finished in a natural oil and wax top coat. The steel legs are a powder coated (colours available at buyers request) ensuring durability of the non-timber elements. If you wish for a custom timber or finishing get in contact with us at The Local Project & an alternative customisation can be organised.


The dimensions of the Truant Desk are as follows:

1100mm (Width) x 600mm (Depth) x 780mm Height.

If you’re after an alternate size then please get in touch. Because the desk is custom made-to-order, Porktown MFG can design and build what you are searching for.

Designer – Porktown MFG

The designer of the Truant Desk is Melbourne-based Porktown MFG. Matt, Porktown’s lead craftsman, guarantees each of his pieces are durable, solidly crafted, functional and unique. His furniture emerges from honest labour spent on quality materials. Pairing mild steel with reclaimed timbers salvaged locally or from sustainably managed sources to compliment each other. The result is long lasting and timeless.

See Matt’s Designer Profile & more of his products.

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Shipping & Delivery

Please note that shipping & delivery costs are sent as a seperate invoice and are determined per order.

If you wish for this product to be sent internationally please contact us at The Local Project to determine freighting & shipping options that tailor your budget and urgency accordingly.

Alternatively if you are Melbourne-based and wish to pick up the piece yourself free of charge this can also be arranged.

If you would like your Truant Desk, or any other item purchased to be installed specifically & professionally please refer to our ‘Recommended Trades & Installation Professionals’ here.


Each desk is locally made at the artisan’s Melbourne-based workshop (Victoria, Australia). The lead time for this product is between 3 to 6 weeks – contact us for a more accurate delivery date.


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