This is a cute desk, but it has some drawbacks in design and construction. The desk has a back panel with screws showing, so I had to reconfigure my office so that back wouldn't face the door. I thought I read that the back panel was "presentable," but I was mistaken. Another issue is that some of the dowel holes and screw holes aren't drilled in exactly the right places and there's a little "pulling" on one of the drawers panels. Also, one dowel poked through the right hand panel. After I reconfigured the office, that doesn't really show anymore, so I'd recommend double-checking the location of dowels to make sure they won't affect other pieces. Finally, I had to off-gas this furniture for about 3 weeks before placing it in my office. It could still use another week of off-gassing, but I'm desperate and need to storage space. So if you live in an apartment, be aware that the paint has a strong odor. I bought 3 Ikea pieces last year that had much less odor.
Desk took some time to assemble but all parts were there and went together well. Looked great for a while & all the storage books were great. Problem is that about 6 months later, pieces started falling off. The entire center drawer fell out (slides and all). Desk is being used gently by our teen daughter and should have lasted longer. We will see how long the repair job lasts...
There were black marks on the desk when I opened it out of the box (which is a big problem on a white desk) & 3 big scratches on the leg. The drawers are a good idea in theory but only open about 1/2 way. The big file drawer on the bottom isn't wide enough for hanging files to sit front to back. There are 2 sets of notches in the drawers so in theory the files could sit sideways but one set is too short and the other is too long for folders. I wanted to like this desk but definitely wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Although this desk had all the elements that I liked: color, size, file folder drawer and a keyboard drawer, it was very cumbersome and time-consuming to put together. The instructions were not always clear, so much that when we installed the keyboard drawer, it didn't fit in the drawer space and now the area around it is scratched and the paint is chipped and the drawer will not close completely! The drawer slides are a bit rough, as well. We're hoping with more wear, they will slide more smoothly.
This was the perfect white wood desk I was looking for in the size. Extremely difficult for one person to assemble, especially if that person is not mechanically inclined. Most women would need help. Some of hardware missing with shipment so it couldn't be put together in one try. Had to order from manufacturer. Waiting for that to arrive. All in all, for the price, it will be worth it when its finally done - I hope. One other comment; it is not solid wood, it is pressed wood.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Hard to assemble - hardware missing or broke - be patient when putting together.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
Little nervous to make this purchase after some of the reviews, but shouldn't have been. Couldn't resist all the storage compartments, loved the look and loved the price. This is a great desk especially for the price! Comes in two boxes - one for the desk and one for the hutch. Packaged really well. No damage in shipping because of the great packaging. Quite a few parts, but assembly was easy and the instructions are clear. Only took me 1-1.5 hr to put together by myself. Love the finished product! Crisp and clean looking, and all the storage cubbies and drawers are just what I needed to hide all my desk stuff. No need to hesitate when thinking about buying this desk :)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Surprisingly good for the price
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
I highly recommend this desk. It is a sturdy desk that looks very sharp.It ships in two boxes. One for hutch and another for desk. We bought this for our daughter and she loves it! The assembly instructions are very easy to follow and parts are of the up-most quality. It has a solid foundation. The drawers uses high quality ball bearing sliders. The front drawer can optionally turn into a keyboard tray which is very useful.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Solid and Sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
the desk is great; only thing is the screws used to keep the pull down drawer in are too flimsy and the drawer came off quite easily after a fairly short period of time.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. the desk is great; only thing is the screws used to keep the pull down drawer in are too flimsy and the drawer came off quite easily after a fairly short period of time.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I had major concerns about this purchase after reading others reviews. I don't know why they found it so difficult to put together. My granddaughter (20) and her mom had it finished in 1 hour. Quality is excellent; well made, plenty of storage. I bought it for my 11 yr. old granddaughter and expect she will have it for years to come.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? identical
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. well made; will last a lifetime
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? completely accurate
This desk was just what I wanted. It is very hard to find a bright white computer desk, believe me, I looked all over. It was a bit overpriced and putting it together was very frustrating for my husband. However, it does look great and all the drawers on the desk and slots on the hutch are very useful and just the right size. Once you get it together, you will love it. (*.*)
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes
- How is the quality of the product? okay
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
We bought this desk for our 12 year old daughter, and could not be more pleased. She will be able to use it through high school, it has lots of room for books and supplies. It took awhile to assemble, but nothing you can't do yourself. The color is a very clean, pretty white, and the details on the wood are just gorgeous. I would not hesitate to buy it again. Delivery was super fast.
my wife was so excited to purchase this item it did not even dawn on me the outragous price. over $*****....for that price it should have come assembled. the two boxes show up ant then the horror began. parts are not cut right to fit togethher properly. holes for the wooden pegs are way too big and dont hold the dowles. peices were missing from the box to complete the slotted shelf on the desk. I have put together many ready to assemble projects and this was horrible...the worst by far. Save your money and go to ***** and buy a very similar desk for under $*****. I will never purchase another product from Overstock.com....more like Overpriced.com.....stay far away
For the price, and from the description, we thought this would be a mostly wood desk. It is not. Also, the instructions were poor, and my husband had to drill extra holes to put it together. Plus a lot of banging and trying to get the pieces to go where they are supposed to. Now that it is put together, it is a very nice addition to my daughter's new bedroom. It look nice and is sturdy. We just don't think it was worth the price we paid for it.
It's a very nice looking desk AFTER ASSEMBLING! We invited our friend who is a handyman to help us. It took him about 4 hours for assembling. Good news is that all pieces have numbers and the instructions are very detailed. My point is that it's doable but by somebody who knows how to do something like this. This desk worth it! If you do not mind assembling part you will have a very good value for your money.