I recognized this desk would be made of composite board with veneer and took my chances. My risk paid off. I am very happy with the results. The design is good looking; light and airy; pert. The functionality of the desk is superb. Strong, metal-braced legs; a two-secitoned, sliding draw on two rails, and a small wire cubby accessed via a narrow flip door on good hardware, stop hinges. There were many pieces, but each were separated and well coded. The instructions were all pictures; no verbal content. Very clear. It probably took me 2-3 hours of easy paced assembly to complete the table. Although the box said "pine," I am more apt to think it is an oak veneer. The grain matches my oak floors and is of similar color. The veneer was very well presented. Very exact in terms of its "overlay" and edgesvery clean and well-finished. All the hardware is of high quality. I'd buy this workstation again. It suits my needs perfectly.
I was drawn to the sharp profile of this piece. It looks great in my home office and blends in with my minimal, clean look. It is also extremely sturdy. I wish that the table top were made of real wood, rather than MDF with veneer, but the quality of the imitation is high, better than an ***piece I have, so I'm not too bothered. It took a long time to assemble, 3.5 hours. But for the price and style, this is the best thing I found anywhere on my search. Love it and recommend.
The images of the desk style looked great. I realize that I was taking a chance on a low priced desk, but I didn't expect the absolute garbage that I received. The particleboard was of the lowest grade, the laminate surfaces were chipping in several highly visible areas and the screw holes to put it together were stripped when I received it. The project didn't even arrive with assembly instructions in the box. The shipment was also missing pieces. The bottom of the drawer is was thinner than poster board. I'd rather spend a little more money and receive something that is better than what you would find at a flea market.