Leather Desk Pad

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Thoughts on Creating a Respectable Office

I believe a plain foundation is the key to a warm and respectable office. Your desk is the main building block of the office, so start there. Let it be plain and solid, and then build around it. I may be a little biased here, but a simple leather desk pad is key. Leather is natural and known as a quality. Let your desk and leather desk pads set the stage but not be what draws the eye, but rather your pictures, hourglass, and magnifying glass. Using leather desk pads is like using rugs around and beneath the furniture. They warm the place up.

Three, the Devine Mark of Perfection

I am personally drawn to designs with triangles or threes. Three is the divine mark of perfection and is found throughout nature. That's why the eye is so drawn to 3's. For that reason, we have the leather desk pad sets of the leather desk pad, a large mouse pad, and the normal mouse pad. The three make a triangle or a complete set in your mind and break up the space.

Office Shelving with Leatherbound books

I like my shelving to be plain and then build on it with great books. By the way, your library will look nicer if you take the jackets off of new books. Leatherbound books make an office look nice, but they're hard to come by.

Office Lighting

Lighting is one of the keys to an office that people talk about. A lamp next to a leather desk pad is a must. An antique that has lasted for at least 60 years is best. If it's lasted that long, it will last another 60 years. I had bought two different great-looking lamps from Restoration Hardware that only lasted about a year before they loosened and started leaning. And they're unrepairable. Why sell crap like that?

Office Scents of Full Grain Leather Desk Pads

And last but not least, the scent of your office counts. You have the feel, the lighting, and the textures, but don't forget that rich scent of leather. Lucky for you, the rich aroma of leather is included free with every Saddleback leather desk pad. All of these are considerations for creating a great office space.

Thoughts on this Leather Desk Pad

Leather has always been the choice pad for writing on because it has "bounce" to it for the pen tip. You want the pen to sink in just enough to get the edges of the tip of the pen onto the paper too. The feel of writing on a stone, glass, or hardwood top, compared to writing on a leather desk pad, is unmistakable. And our leather desk pads have a slight bit of high-density Neoprene beneath the leather to give it a raised look and just the right amount of bounce with excellent cushioning. This makes for such a great writing surface.

Desk Mat Lined with Suede

Our leather desk pad, aka leather desk mat, is lined with suede on the bottom for extra grip on the desk without sliding much. The thickness of the leather mat will even out any desk, whether plank or pallet.

Full Grain Leather Desk Pad

This leather desk pad is made of full grain leather, which means it still has all of the grain intact on the top layer of the hide. The grain is the toughest and most water-resistant part. Most companies shave off the top layer of the hide to get rid of any of the character of the cowhide like scars or tiny bug bites, but in reality, they are shaving off the hardest and toughest part of the hide. It's like shaving the shingles off of your roof.

Full Grain vs. Top Grain Leather vs. Genuine Leather or split leather

When there is still a little of the grain left, that's what you call Top Grain Leather. It is still good leather, but not as good as it used to be. Genuine or Split Leather is when all of the grain is shaved or split off. The desk pad will look bad and fall apart way sooner than a full grain leather desk pad. Finding just the right hide to cut such a large piece of leather takes a long time with not too many scars and blemishes. And then we end up with a lot of extra scrap from around it. It's not the cheapest way to make things, but there's something about making things the quality way.

A Leather Desk Pad is a Perfect Gift

Show your support to that loved one that just moved into their new workspace. There is nothing like an elegant leather desk mat to sit on the wooden surfaces of their desk. It is durable, soft, and smooth enough for that fountain pen to write you a thank you letter for your perfect purchase. This is beyond good quality desk mats. This is the finest desk pad you can get.

Hard Enough to Support your Laptop or Keyboard

This will support that laptop perfectly, allowing it to breathe and not overheat. The same goes for your mechanical keyboard. This will protect your desktop and allow you to type away to your heart's content.

Soft Enough to Lay Your Head On

I am not claiming it to be as soft as your pillow, but if it is the option of your wooden desktop or this desk pad, this will be way more comfortable.

The Best Way to Protect Your Desk

This mat will protect your desk better than anything else. It will take the brunt of any spills and can easily be wiped or spot cleaned. A great way to avoid scratches on your desk is to put something between it and what is scratching it.

The Perfect Size for Your Desk

This mat is big enough for your laptop, with room left around it. If you get one too small, it will look funny. You want your laptop to look like it is sitting on a desk pad, not a desk pad hiding under it.

Why You Should Get a Leather Desk Pad

A new desk pad is one of those things that you didn't know you needed until you had one. It makes writing so much more enjoyable. Your pen glides across the surface with ease. This is it if you are looking for a way to make your desk look more put together. A desk pad also protects your desktop from scratches and spills. If you have ever tried to write on a bare desk, you know that it is not the best surface.

The Perfect Office Accessory

This is the perfect office accessory for someone who seems to have everything. If they love their office and like to show off their work area, this is their gift. It will make a great addition to their office décor, and they can use it daily.

The Best Desk Pad for Your Office

This is the best desk pad you can get for your office. If you want something to protect your desk and make it look better, this is a perfect choice. It is made of high-quality materials and will last for years.

Product Details

100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D)

25.75" x 17.75" x 0.18"

Weight: 2.45 lbs

Warranty Information

Leather Desk Pad


Product Details
100-Year Warranty

Dimensions (W x H x D) 
25.75" x 17.75" x 0.18""
Weight: 2.45 lbs


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  • 5
    Perfect Addition to a Growing Collection

    I got mine yesterday, and it looks beautiful on my desk. Fits in perfectly with the Moleskine notebook and large portfolio. It seems to be solid quality like everything else I’ve received from Saddleback.

  • 5
    Absolutely beautiful desk pad. Feels

    Absolutely beautiful desk pad. Feels and smells great and perfect size for my keyboard and mouse. Effectively serves as my mouse pad too. I love the way that it't aging and picking up a unique pattern of scuffs and markings the more I use it. Can't recommend this highly enough for anyone who appreciates leather and fine craftsmanship. Thank you Dave.

  • 5
    Awesome like everything else you

    Awesome like everything else you guys sell! NEED a beast bag in carbon then my life would be perfect!

  • 5
    Absolutely awesome! Just like the

    Absolutely awesome! Just like the other 8 items that I’ve purchase. Superior quality as you would expect, but even better when you receive! Couldn’t be more pleased.

  • 5
    Excellent product by every standard,

    Excellent product by every standard, great writing surface, gorgeous leather, great craftsmanship, outstanding service. Don’t scour the Internet looking. Just buy from them!!!