Add extra organizational space to your bedroom or home office with this sturdy bookcase set. Made of durable metal and particle board, this set comes with three spacious shelves and a convenient workstation with enough room for a computer....more
This Altra Furniture workstation and bookshelf give you an office anywhere in your home. A slide-out keyboard leaves more room for papers and computer accessories and an adjustable CPU side shelf provides versatility.
Set includes: Computer work station, bookcase
Materials: Particle board/ laminate/ metal
Finish: Black/ silver
Slide-out keyboard shelf
CPU pedestal can be mounted on right or left side
Bookcase dimensions: 34 inches high x 25.6 inches wide x 10 inches deep
Desk dimensions: 40.5 inches high x 50.5 inches wide x 22 inches deep
1 year Limited Manufacturer
Furniture Frame Material
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First off, I will say I liked the look and price of this desk. I really wanted it to work since it wasn't a typical looking home office desk. However, the product was horrible. There were NO directions/building instructions in the box!! So I went online and tracked down a PDF from the vendors website. After 2 hours of trying to get these tiny screws into the medal frame (blister on my palm and all), I gave up. I am not a novice furniture builder by any means......this was just impossible. I wrapped it all back up and sent it back. Very disappointed.
When I received the desk, I was happy! I opened it up and began attempting to put it together. I began running into problems from the start. The plastic pieces that you needed to attach to the legs was extremely hard to get the screws into the one hole due to the size. *unless you had abnormally skinny fingers* Installing the gliders for the keyboard shelf was the hardest as you need to have a screw driver that has a magnetic tip to keep hold of the screw. On top of those issues, when attempting to attach the legs to the shelves, the wood simply disintegrated! The only way to keep the screws in 95% of the holes was wood glue! Extremely poor quality and I'd not recommend this to anyone. It was not worth the price.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color matched well
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was very poor
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Fair
This has to be the biggest pile of junk I've ever put together. The wood is like sawdust. The slightest pull or push of the desk yielded in the screws completely shredding the wood, leaving gaping holes in the wood that took wood putty and wood glue just to get the desk back together. I was completely floored at how easy it was to strip screws and/or pull them right out. (Damaging the wood)
The cheap plastic black brackets are horribly designs. It's easy to get one of the screws in, but the 2nd one is in a narrow part of the bracket and can be challenging to get the screw into without a magnetic tipped screwdriver.
While I did manage to get the desk together, it is by far the worst experience I've had in putting together something like this. I guess you really do get what you pay for.
Hello robertginden, this item is only sold as described, but we have included a link for stand alone computer desks for your information. Thank you for shopping with us.
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Can you provide width and depth dimensions for the CPU tower shelf?jg69 on Jan 8, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jg69, the CPU tower shelf is 9 inches wide and 22 inches deep. The spec page for this item is shown as one of the images and will provide you with additional dimensions if needed. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 9, 2014
Thank your for your interest in the Altra Computer Workstation Bookcase Set. The parts that are adjustable on the workstation are the pull-out keyboard and the side shelf. I hope this answers your question. Please let us know of we can be of assistance on this or any other issue. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 12, 2013
Unless you get a better quality wood then I did, the answer would be no. Otherwise, yes.angelrose2 on Mar 27, 2013
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