Dont let it fool you, this desk is solid and a lot heavier than you think. I've had it for a year or so and used it daily for working at my computer. It was damaged on the corner during shipment, but I didnt think it was worth the hassle of returning since its on a corner that wont be seen.
I too was worried about ordering this and the long wait, however, found it to be worth it. Color is beautiful, size just right for what I wanted. Clean lines make room look larger. Delivery people set it up so was easy for me. not a lot of storage, knew that when ordering, just wanted the look, color, and lines. I would recommend to someone, the cost was right, saw desks at 3 times the cost that did not compare.
The desk is nice for the price. Product was delivered and set up which is a great benefit (especially since the shipping is free). My desk did arrive with brushed nickel knobs. I made an inquiry with customer service and was highly satisfied with their efforts to resolve the matter.
Reviews have been so helpful to me in deciding on whether to purchase an item, I decided it was time I returned the favor. This is a really fine desk and is more than I had expected in terms of quality and overall look. I particularly like the hutch because It gives you the additional drawers and cubbies for desk "stuff", and I didn't even have to use the hardware. The delivery was Professional and the buying experience pleasant. You can't go wrong with the purchase of this desk.
I know that each case for this product will be different. My desk was warped- The hutch touches in the middle but not on either side. The hutch also had a damaged side. When attaching the legs a pice of side molding buckled and popped off, one inch wide by 20 inch piece between the two legs- decorative only- I glued and clamped this back on after sanding the end down... The desk came with 4 of the 8 screws for the legs, this wasn't a huge challenge, although the screws were not an exact fit to any of the screws at Lowes... I got close enough. Over all the desk is in and it looks great. 20 year look back- great desk, great deal. 4 day look back, my desk is finally done, but not till I drove to lowes, messed around for half an hour, sanded pieces for 20 minutes, borrowed clamps from my neighbor, got gorilla glue on my fingers and so on. People buy stuff online for convenience- this missed the convenience mark.
All I can say is wow! The entire order and experience with Overstock has been phenomenal! Shipping was expedited and fast! Not to mention, Leslie in the oversize delivery department at Overstock was extremely professional and helpful. When the boxes arrived, I found my desk to be securely packed with styrofoam. There are no scratches or knicks! Now onto the desk itself. One word describes it! Elegance! This is real wood and not veneers or cheap looking plywood. The desk itself is quite heavy. It has a rich walnut color to it. The styling of this writing desk is reminiscent of a Chippendale piece of furniture from the 18th century. One thing I do not care for is the hardware on the drawers. I would have preferred rustic looking brass knobs rather than the modern looking ones in nickel or stainless steel. There are features to discreetly tuck away your computer and router box wires so that they remain hidden. One nifty thing is that included in the box is a pen to do periodic touchups to the wood. I am absolutely convinced that this is the finest piece of furniture on Overstock. This could easily sell for thousands of dollars and it looks expensive too!
The desk is great, but the people (only one) who divelered the desk was an ass-hole. He tried to shake me down for *** Said there is a *** surcharge to bring it up one flight of stairs & if I did'nt pay him he would leave it at the curb. Told him no & the younger man said no your fine & they brought it up to the office.
Great quality for the price. The desk is solid, sturdy wood and well made. It does not have the dovetailed or mortise and tendon joints that mark premier craftsmanship, but as far as we can tell, those are the only cut corners. It's beautifully stained and has an ample work space and provides flexibility with a removable hutch. You cannot store a lot - it's truly a writing desk - but it really is gorgeous.
The desk is nice, exceptionally sturdy - but it is much darker than I had expected it to be, it's more of a solid color, not much variance. If you take the darkest shade in the picture, it's that color stain all over. It reminds me of a dark colonial pine stain. I'm still trying to get used to it. The desk was easy to put together, arriving well protected. It's heavy and very sturdy, no wobble at all. The drawers on the hutch are small, and very balky, not smooth when you pull them out. I don't use them for much because they annoy me when I try to open them. The keyboard tray works well, but is a little too narrow to fit a keyboard and a mouse comfortably. The sides on the keyboard tray are 2" tall, and it feels odd to have a side-wall next to your hand when using the mouse, so I keep it on the desk top. The "inside" width of the keyboard tray is 22" - another 2 inches wide would have made a lot of difference. Would I buy it again, knowing all this? I think so!
It's a nice big size table that fits perfectly in our study corner.. Sometime my husband and I both sit side by side and have enough space to work on our laptops. It's a good looking table with nice finishing and looks expensive. It was very heavy but easy to assemble. We love using our desk. I wish it has slightly more storage space.
I have been looking for a desk for quite some time and stumbled on this desk. I love the look and style of the desk and it literally took me and my sister 15 minutes to put the desk together. The desk is solid wood and for they price it was perfect. Everything I have bought from Overstock.com never seems to surprise me. I love everything I get from this website!!!