Very nice table for the price. You need to be careful not to tighten the bolts very much, or you hear cracking. I couldn't see a crack, but definitely heard it when tightening 2 bolts. The table didn't come with a handle, which was fine. I was able to pick out a nice one at a hardware store. Just would have been nice to know I'd need to buy one. No problems at all with shipping or packaging.
What a beautiful desk! However, I was shocked to see that the wood had been rasped in several places on each leg in order to give the desk a distressed look. I first tried to use a wood stain marker to cover the marks but the stain was too transparent. So I covered the worst marks with black electric tape, applied ebony wood stain to obtain the right finish, and wiped the excess stain. The repairs hardly show. What a terrible idea rasping the wood was! Around the top, a bit of paint was purposely removed in several places, which I darkened using my wood stain marker. Note: A mark is visible on the left front leg on the picture. There are two such large marks on each leg in addition to several smaller ones. How unfortunate!
Product is easy to assemble and of good quality especially for the money. Looks like I paid more than I did. And matches the other furniture well. There was a small indentation in the front corner ....not worth the aggravation of returning. The shipping packing appeared to be good but the box was battered but not in the same location at the defect. I think this probably happened at the factory and they shipped it anyway. I would buy another one though.
This desk is gorgeous and excellent quality. It fits perfectly in our tiny office space (8x9) and has plenty of leg space for my hubby's legs. The top is big enough for two monitors (24" ea.), keyboard, and a 17" laptop. We didn't need a mouse pad on the other desk, but b/c this one has grooves in the grain, a mouse pad is required. The finish is a rich black color with an antique/distressed finish mostly on the legs. We are very impressed with this desk!
This is the perfect size to be able to have a computer and still have plenty of space. The little drawer is really nice and glides easily. The desk itself is very sturdy and the back side is finished so you don't have to put it against a wall. I do wish the beveled edging of the desk went along the back as well, but it's not. Overall a quality piece,, good weight that is simple to put together. The antiquing of the black is minimal enough you might think it is a scratch here and there, but it isn't. The little handle pull on the drawer is a darkened bronze. The desk is allover a flat matte black and looks very classy. There were a few spots on the side of mine that looks like the finish might have run during painting creating a couple small drips, but with the black you hardly notice.
This desk was just what I needed. Intended to be a temporary place holder until I found a desk with more storage, but I'm so happy with it I have stopped looking for a replacement. It looks nice, was easy to put together, came without any damage - all at a great price.
I bought this for my wifes in home office. The quality of the product is on par with a nice furniture store. Just had to bolt the 4 legs on. It is constructed completely from hardwood (from what i can tell), which makes it sturdy and solid. We are completely happy and the price was a steal for this piece of furniture.
My husband and I ordered two of these desks for our office. One arrived in perfect condition with the wood distressing described. The other desk was damaged. It looks like they put it in the box while it was still wet and the corner of the desk has an imprint of styrofoam packaging.
This is a BEAUTIFUL desk. I was so pleased that it didn't take hours to put together. Just needed to screw the legs on. It's large, looks expensive and made well. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a black desk that looks expensive. Mind didn't look too distressed at all - really perfect. Can't say how impressed I was with it. Very sturdy and is beautiful.
Easy to assemble as it came in only 5 pieces (4 legs and top). Great buy for the price. I would rank it 5 starts, but the back isn't as visually pleasing as I'd like. This desk is more for someone that would like it pushed against the wall. I have it in the center of the room with bookshelves behind it.