I don't think I have ever received a box that had as many pieces and/or hardware as this desk/bookcase. I opened the instructions and one of the only sentences on the page was that two people are necessary for assembly. I planned on assembling the piece alone because I live alone -- I wish it had said that on the website! All that being said, three evenings later I had the bookcase/desk put together and it works well. All of the drilled holes and the hardware do not match perfectly but they match well enough and any screws that don't go all the way into their place are not visible. The piece is sturdy. I would only recommend this to a friend if I told him/her about the building process, and maybe I would offer an experienced hand as well.
We got this for my teen's room, because we needed to organize a study area in a small space. This will do the trick, but it is barely large enough for a laptop. The shelf space is also limited in terms of the books and materials that she can store on it. But, all in all, it will work for the space and it LOOKS good!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true to color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. probably not going to last forever, but good for a short term
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
great space saver. quick desk when its need. other than that, makes a great display case/place to store some things. didn't have a problem assembling it and got to my place in a few days.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? brown
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? matches
We looked at similar products elsewhere and this is by far the best deal for the money. It is vey sturdy. Directions for assembly good have been better. They do not include enough color disks to cover all the screws on each side. It is nice.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactely
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I was thinking to replace my traditional computer desk with this fancy bookcase/desk. However, my PC monitor doesn't fit and the table is not strong enough for taking the pressing when writing or typing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. fine
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? no measure on the hight of each shelf
We recently remodeled/redecorated and I ordered this desk. FInally put it together today. First off, the instructions were AWFUL. They consist of images that are badly labeled. Granted the number of things holding it together should insure it is sturdy in use. Go thru all the steps before you start and figure out EXACTLY which of the many parts are needed for each step. As to the actual product, some of the pre-drilled holes were not straight which caused the veneer to life in a couple of places and a 1" piece to come off, which I will have to paint to disguise as its in a conspicuous place. The final "dammit" was that once put together and the desk shelf flipped up, the darn thing is crooked because the routered spot for the hinge was not squared. I am good at assembling things and actually enjoy it but this was horribly difficult and VERY un-satisfying when done. This is the first thing that I have ordered from overstock.com that was truly a cheaply made, badly executed piece of furniture. Very disappointed!!!
I don't imagine it would work well for an actual desk if used regularly. The quality is as expected for the price. It looks nicer than it is and has been great for my vanity over the last few weeks. I have it on carpet and it is not wobbly. Bit of a bear to put together but I was able to do it by myself. The stickers provided to cover the hardware work well and blend in nicely with the piece.
Packaged well for shipping, except for instructions to assemble, One call to Overstock and full assembly instructions were emailed. As stated in other reviews assembly is not easy, and is very time consuming, unless you are familiar with assembling furniture. For sale price good value! Be familiar with the cam lock instruction page...that was hard to figure out. MUST HAVE TWO PEOPLE TO ASSEMBLE AND CARRY. Perfect for your laptop and printer in a small space.