You'll enjoy working at your desk when you sit behind this modern ladder desk from Altra. It offers several durable shelves to keep you organized, and it has a small drawer to keep all of your pens and pencils close by but hidden from view....more
Although I like the size and appearance of the desk, there were several flaws. First,, one of the supporting pieces was broken. Next, some of the screw holes did not line up. Finally, the drawer is out of alignment, therefore making it difficult to close.
The desk is great, but I had issues with building it. It was missing a screw, which I found at a hardware store after some digging. Other than that bottleneck, it was alright to assemble, consider having two people do it to avoid any trouble.
It's been weeks since I received this desk. It comes in a heavy 70+ lb box. When you open the box the desk comes in hundreds of pieces. As I start to make my way through the instructions of assembly, first step and I realized the hole has been mis-drilled. I started to move on past that point to find 3 other parts damaged and broken.
So, fine... you can go on the ALTRA website and re-order the parts for free. So, I did that and waited another week for the extra parts. I receive the parts and the SAME part came MIS-DRILLED and another part came broken again!
I am so absolutely frustrated with this desk. I've spent 3+ hours already trying to put the rest of it together while all the other pieces sit around my house waiting for the new parts.
The directions are hard to follow and if I hadn't already thrown away the box and used some of the parts I would RETURN this.
I am currently in deep job hunting mode and desperately need a desk to work from and this has been the worst experience ever.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Awful- pressed particle board
This desk is great! I was looking for something modern, but didn't want to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars for it. This was a great find! It took awhile to put together, which I expected, but the parts were very well labeled and directions were easy to follow. It is similar to what you would purchase at ****: good quality, not amazing, but it will hold up nicely and it fits my needs. If you're looking for something spectacular, you're going to need to look at a higher price range. For my budget, and my needs, this is great!
I'm actually really happy with this desk. However, the quality isn't great (it's fine - think Ikea). I don't work at a desk super often, so it's a low-use desk for me, which means it's completely perfect. It's small and fits in a nook in my 2nd bedroom perfectly so I can have a space when I need. I wouldn't recommend this for someone who needs to work at it every single day.
It was a pain to put together, but all the parts arrived. (I was nervous about this because of past reviews.) the only thing, is that the way the product was packed was AWFUL! Looks like they just dumped broken styrofoam pieces into the box, without any method. Such a mess to clean up, and caused a few of the pieces to be damaged. Not bad enough for me to care, but still, damaged right out of the box. Somewhat disappointing.
Anyway. It's good value for what it is! I'm happy!
Hello gnatt76, I really like this desk! The bottom shelf measures approximately 25.6875 inches wide x 17.25 inches deep. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 10, 2013
Thank you for your patience on the inquiry for the Altra Ladder Desk with Tower Bookcase. The bottom shelf can hold up to 25 pounds. The desk top shelves will hold up to 50 pounds on each side, the upper shelves will hold 15 pounds per shelf, the top shelf isn't designed to hold items, it is only a bracket. Thank you for shopping with us.
overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 4, 2013
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