I bought these for our work office. The drawer underneath is useless as it always falls off the rail. I took mine off as it got annoying when all your things fall over and over. Scratches easily, better off buying something cheaper at ****. I don't recommend.
I was looking for the bigger desk to fit two monitors. I already had two modern shelves that I bought earlier at Ikea. When I saw a picture of this desk I thought "This is it". The desk has a modern look and looks great together with the shelves - like a set. I definitely recommend this product, because it is a great looking piece. It was easy to set up.The drawer in the center of the desk was a nice surprise. I didn't notice it on the pictures. The desk had couple of scratches, but black marker fixed it - now you can't notice it at all.
I rarely buy furniture that has to be assembled so I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of this desk. It is solid and sturdy. Surface area is large enough for my laptop, extra keyboard, extra monitor, basket for supplies (because I chose not to use the pencil drawer) and room for one of my cats to lounge while I work. My cats are on this desk regularly and I have not noticed any scratches yet. There is plenty of leg room but again I did not attach the pencil drawer. I assembled this desk by myself...it was VERY easy. The only reason that I did not give this desk an excellent rating is because of the material/color consistency. There is a thin piece of "wood" that runs the entire length of the back of the des that is made of a different material than the top of the desk. It has a different grain and slightly different color. There is enough of a difference that I would not place the desk in the middle of a room, kind of hiding the back so it is placed up against a wall. Arrived timely and undamaged. Shipped in 2 boxes so I was able to carry it inside and upstairs by myself. One box is a little heavy so probably safer to have 2 people carry.
It came in decent condition. There were scratches on the surface of the wood and a few nicked corners but in overall good condition. The only issues I found with the desk is the fastener on the front part of the drawer seems to come off every single time I pull out that drawer. I'll have to buy a glue gun to make sure that is permanently stuck together. The drawer also is lopsided, I have to figure out a way to get it back into line. Wish the drawer was a big bigger, but I can manage.
This desk is great! Its length and width make it perfect for what I need. I can have my textbook open and in front of me and my laptop can fit behind it, with a couple inches to spare. The desk is very sturdy and assembly was very easy. My only complaint is that the drawer is not very deep and it only uses half the depth of the desk. Overall this an awesome desk.
Loved the look of this and the price. Found, like others, that the drawer can be a problem. It might hit at the wrong place for your chair arms or, in my case as a short person needing to have my chair cranked way up, it made it impossible to cross my legs under the desk. So we never added one drawer and then removed the other one. We were happy that the desks (we bought two to line up side by side in a home study) weren't damaged in shipment but almost immediately my husband inadvertently scratched the surface of his. This is where the "inexpensive" part comes in! So he's found himself a great looking desk mat from **** that has a built-in edge to it and no more problems. Overall the pros outweigh the cons. Nice big surface. Elegant. Good color that blends with our furniture, Very happy. Great value for the price.
Ok... stay with me on this review. The desk came in two boxes. The boxes were a little beaten and I was concern that the desk was going to be scratched or broken. I open the boxes and everything was packed well. After seeing that everything was okay... I focused on all the pieces of wood and screws and started to tear up thinking there was no way I'm going to get this desk together....All the wooden pieces are numbered as well as all of the screws were labeled in their own bags. So I aligned everything into number order and followed the photo directions step by step. This desk was very easy to put together.. They said it would take an hour to put together... I had it done in 45 minutes. They also give you the tools that you would need to put the desk together with. Extremely happy with my desk..
Recommend? Yes and no. Table is sturdy. Instructions are pics only. Followed pictures by counting holes for legs/screws. Drawer assembly was drawn on reverse. Drawer, even when corrected sets crooked. My solution was to remove drawer completely and toss. Use as table only. I assemble a great deal of furniture and found this drawer extremely difficult.
This is the first item i've ordered from Overstock and I have no complaints. I researched different desks for a few weeks and I was stuck between two (this one and another one). And I chose this one because I liked the look better and it was dark brown a.k.a espresso (meaning stains wouldn't show up easily). It is just as strong as I had hoped and assembly wasn't too hard. It came with everything I needed, tools included. I can definitely see myself using this for quite awhile. Also it offers a good amount of space, I have my laptop, two monitors and some extra notebooks and still have a little space for more stuff. The only weird thing is that the drawer is in the middle, but I have no use for it so I didn't install it. All in all I am very happy with my purchase.