That's a really nice desk, but you can't pull the roll top down because of the cables. I purchased a similar desk long ago overseas and the seller said she could install a light in the desk that would shine down on the writing surface. I declined and decided to do it myself once back in the states. Fast forward about 5 months. Well, I got the lamp, a small fluorescent light, and attached it in the proper place. Than, I drilled a hole thru the back for the cord. When the XYL saw what I had done she asked how I routed the lamp cord. When I showed her, the replied "isn't that where the roll top is stored after you pull it up to open?" OOPS!!!