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Simple Living Black X Writing Desk

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Item #: 14216200
    This small black writing desk would add a sleek, contemporary touch to your office or bedroom space. Its clean lines and eye-catching cut-out detailing are super stylish, and its storage drawer and shelf make it a practical choice of desk....more
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    This small writing desk will finish off your office furniture perfectly with a classic X design. A wonderful black color combines with a storage drawer and shelf to complete this writing desk. Made of solid pine and specially engineered wood, this writing desk is as sturdy as it is stylish. The single drawer and shelf are perfect for keeping books, writing supplies, or other treasures. The unobtrusive color of this writing desk will perfectly compliment the decor of almost any room in the home or office.

    • Color: Black
    • Materials: Pine wood, and engineered wood
    • Finish: Black
    • Classic X-design
    • Desk has a drawer and lower shelf great fo storing books and office supplies
    • A cross back chair is the perfect compliment to this desk
    • Type of desk: Writing desk
    • Number of drawers: 1
    • Number of shelves: 1
    • Desk dimensions: 30 inches high x 30 inches wide x 20 inches deep
    • Drawer dimensions: 2.25 inches high x 25.5 inches wide x 13.1 inches deep
    • Lower shelf dimensions: 27.25 inches wide x 8 inches deep

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Engineered wood, pine wood
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Brand: Simple Living


  • Color
  • Material
    Pine, Wood
  • Finish
  • Desk Type
    Writing Desks
  • Assembly
    Assembly Required
  • Furniture Frame Material
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  • 4 Stars 11
  • 3 Stars 4
  • 2 Stars 6
  • 1 Stars 9
  • mei 123

    I bought this writing desk a few days ago. Despite their fast shipping, this writing desk is very easy to put them together. The desk is not that small, it still has space available after I put my laptop there and other paper works. Since I donít have that much room available in my bedroom, it fits perfectly in my room with limited space. I really recommend it to people who want a comfortable workplace with a little space.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
  • Poor Directions and Quality

    The directions and hardware were some of the worst I have ever dealt with-and I have assembled numerous pieces of furniture. It had some worn places on the finish and the wood is soft and the hardware bubbles the wood when assembling. I needed this table for an office utility closet. It will not be seen by anyone but the computer guy, so I am keeping it because I had the exact square inches where it fit.

  • I'll let you know when I finally finish Step 1

    I've been working on Step 1 for two hours, and I still haven't gotten it put together. And I'm the handy one in the house. Ugh. Miniscule diagrams with poor labeling of parts. I'm having to take a break, and I thought I would be nearly done by now.

  • Black X Writing Desk

    I received the desk a few days after I purchased but when I opened the box (which was badly beat up), some of the wood pieces were damaged. The wood on some of the pieces is flimsy. In addition, the instructions were not clear whatsoever so I can see the frustration other purchasers had. The picture looks like a high-quality sturdy desk, but it's very light weight wood.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Correct Color
    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor Quality
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? OK
  • Looks great,assembly instructions not specific.

    Once its assembled it looks great, but the screws that came with it were very poor quality and broke. We ended up using different screws. Also the assembly instructions are awful, Luckily my husband figured it all out by himself. For someone who is not that handy you will definitely have problems putting it together. In our case it would have been more trouble to return it.

    • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
    • How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
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  • Great Little Desk!

    We were looking for a small desk for my son's room. They share a room, so space is limited. This fit perfect in the space that we had available. It took my husband about an hour and a half to put it together, but he also had the "help" of two boys. Very happy with the end result!


    scarlet068 from Richmond, VA, Nov 12, 2014

  • Terrible product, poorly constructed, bad design.

    From a visual perspective this is an attractive desk. From an engineering and structural perspective is is a terrible product. It is made of pressboard except for the legs and is held together by a method that allows for easy assembly and also falls apart easily. I worked for years as a journeyman carpenter and was enormously disappointed in the product. My wife ordered it for me as a gift When I attempted to correct design problems with strategic screws I found that unless you drill and countersink the holes the composite material will burst and even then they work poorly. In addition to this, even with the numerous fixes the desk was rickety and rackety. I would not recommend this product to anyone..


    lairdwilcox from Kansas City, MO/KS, Oct 4, 2014

  • Computer-side desk

    Very good price. Looks fine. Just what I needed as a small desk that sits next to my computer stand. As I swivel around from in front of my computer there is adequate room for my legs and the single drawer holds all the necessary "desk stuff" that I use daily. I am very satisfied.


    WillyLumpLump from Southern Cal, Oct 3, 2014

  • Very stylish

    Received this desk a few days ago, tried to put it together but found that the box contained two left side vertical pieces. I promptly notified Overstock, they say they are sending a replacement part. I can agree that it is very difficult to decipher the instructions, they are not very clear and the illustrations are somewhat hard to figure out. I do like that the desk is all wood, no pressed wood here. I can't wait to get the replacement piece to get it all together. It is very stylish and sufficient size for my purposes. The drawer does seem somewhat flimsy so I will not put heavy items in there, just to be safe.


    ajintx from TX, Sep 6, 2014

  • Black X Writing Desk

    I bought this desk because I had limited space in a spare bedroom designated for my grandkids, and the dimensions of this one seemed perfect. It is perfect for a place to do homework, or use for a laptop computer. The single drawer is big enough to hold writing utensils etc. There was no real problem with the assembly, and the instructions were not too complicated. It took about an hour to assemble it. It is sturdy and stylish, and the black finish matches with other furniture in the room. A good investment.


    angelscrazed from Olathe, KS, Aug 29, 2014

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Is the drawer fully enclosed (in other words, is the drawer supported by a full panel underneath the drawer?) or is the draw supported by a beam of wood or other material? mjosue on Sep 6, 2014
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Hello mjosue, yes, this is a full drawer, and the bottom part is made out of particle board. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 11, 2014

Can you paint this wood? mngirl472 on Aug 10, 2014
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Hello mngirl472, this desk is made of pine wood and engineered wood, so you can paint it if you would like. Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 18, 2014

What is the weight capacity for the desk? lizard8651 on Apr 11, 2014
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Hello lizard8651, thank you for your inquiry! The max weight capacity for the desk top is 40 lbs. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 15, 2014

Is this desk finished on the back? lucylu201 on Jan 18, 2014
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yes ltlmac on Jan 21, 2014
I have two of these desks and the backs are finished. drobinson01 on Feb 11, 2014

Is it possible to fine this desk in white or plain wood? fzano3 on Nov 26, 2013
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we just have this desk in black. Please let me know if you have any further questions, and thank you for shopping with us! Have a great day! -Rachel overstockcustomercare2 on Nov 27, 2013

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