This was a bit smaller than I had hoped, but than again, I didn't properly measure! Since it's a corner desk, I wasn't sure how the company measured, either. After it got here and was assembled, I did measure and it IS 42" measuring from the left corner (where it touches the wall) to right corner (where it touches the wall), going straight across the top of the desk. It's about 29" from the back corner (where it touches the corner of the wall) straight across the top of the desk to the front drawer of the desk. Sorry if that's more confusing, it's an odd shaped piece. But is a great size if you have a really, really small space. My 22" flat screen monitor, speakers and keyboard fits perfect, but not room for much else.
I received the desk as promised within the allotted time frame. Assembly was very straightforward and the instructions were clear. Unfortunately I encountered two problems. One of the pieces was not included (I had been sent two pieces of another kind) plus a bolt for the handle was too short. I was able to resolve one of these problems via their email process and that piece came quickly so I could finish the assembly. However, the bolt was never sent. I was frustrated so I'm just getting a bolt myself for the handle. Besides those problems, the desk itself it is as advertised and is attractive and sturdy. I have a medium sized flat screen TV on it and it looks good. I'm fairly satisfied and would make a recommendation in the future IF the above problems don't occur again. I would warn any of my friends buying to be careful to check the pieces carefully before assembly.
This desk is relatively easy to assemble (about an hour or so), particularly with a friend to help insert screws, etc. My unit arrived with a small scratch on the front of the desk, but otherwise it's a great piece for the price. My only major concern is that the shelf that sits on the lower half of the desk is surprisingly shallow (about 8 inches), such that it could not support my printer or other computer accessories. I ended up leaving off the shelf entirely because it would not align properly with the rest of the unit. However, I maintain that this is a great desk for a small space such as a bedroom or home office. It's been perfect for at-home computer use or correspondence.
I ordered this desk because I wanted something that served as a nightstand and a laptop desk. It works great. The deep middle drawer is perfect for storing everything in. The desk is at the perfect height to put near a bed too. If you do use this desk, please note that most adjustable chairs will not fit nicely under it...you're better off sticking with a static chair. Assembly was a breeze. All I needed was an hour and a screwdriver. For the value, it was just what I wanted. It doesn't take up much space and serves a double function for me. This would be great for someone that needs a writing/typing surface in a family room or hallway.
took a few hours to assemble. be sure to assemble IN the room you will use this desk- difficult to get through doors! love the corner desk small profile and efficient use of space.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was the same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. ok quality- not solid wood- very IKEA-like
I liked the desk- until we moved. I picked it up to move and every piece fell off. Ridiculous!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Ok
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Terrible
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Ok
I was attracted to this item because of the price...well I got what I paid for! This has the potential of being a decent piece, however it was poorly constructed and in order to assemble it I will basically have to reconstruct it! That is why I say "Great Kit", it is like a furniture making kit. I still have not gotten around to this project! I realize I can return it, but for the cost I don't think it would be worth the hassle of boxing it back up, and lugging it to the shipper ! Too bad more care wasn't put into this product.
Not only did this come with a million, not easy to put together pieces, but all of the wood is different shades. It doesnt look like it should be put together at all. It has taken forever to put together. The quality of the wood itself is also poor. Overstock has become my go to for things like bookshelves and apartment pieces but this piece seriously lacked overstocks typical 5 star quality. It's not worth the hassle to return it as we got rid of the box already. I would have been better off buying scrap wood and making a desk myself as opposed to buying this. Don't waste your time or your money!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? None of the wood matches
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Poor
I have ordered a number of items from Overstock and have been happy with all but two items, this is one of them. It is not WOOD but MDF and it was difficult to install. I realize that for the price is should not expect the high quality but this desk missed the mark completely. The Cambolt broke, the threads (which are inserted in the MPD) actually feel out while trying to screw bolts in. I would have returned it if I hadn't thrown away the packaging before I started to install it. I came dinged up. We are going to paint it white and we are using it as a TV stand in our kitchen nook so it will be fine. But if I had to do over again I wouldn't purchase this produce.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? very off the color I received is orangish and very artifical looking
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor, threads actual fell out while installing
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? size is right
The wood has a big scratch on the front leg of the desk, which it came with, but it wasn't hard to cover up...the directions were very poorly drawn, and not so easy to figure out. I couldn't assemble it by myself. Still, I have a corner desk which works great!
I bought this desk to save on space. I had a computer desk but it took up too much room! This desk is just what I was looking for, I couldn't be happier! I have it in a corner of my bedroom and it matches my bedroom furniture perfectly. There are quite a few pieces but the directions were right on, we put it together without any problems. The box arrived in tact, so there were no damages, whatsoever. Thanks Overstock!
Overall I am very satisfied with the table. There was minor damage to the finish on one of the legs, but I am the only one who knows about it. Still, a bit more attention to overall QC would be appreciated. I would buy this product again.
This table was part particle board and part solid wood. It is a cute style (high rating), but very light weigh. There are defects on the shelves, bowing and veneer is inconsistent color throughout. There was a defective hole for the dowel which was cracked through the wood particle board surface (real bummer) noticed upon assembly. Overstock did provide me with a small credit for the crack and the customer service rep "Betty" was very nice. Returning item would have provided difficult as disassembling would damage it further (glue and screws).
I love the desk but had to return it because the corner we wanted to put it in didn't have a cable hook up. Charter wanted to charge **** to put in a cable hook up. EVERYONE I spoke with at Overstock was very helpful & friendly. This was my 1st experience with Overstock and I will definitely use you again because of the outstanding service. Thanks!
The color is completely different than the picture. It is of poor quality, cheap, puky artificial colored fabricated piece of crap. It took over 2 hours for 2 people to put together. It is much larger than expected. I would not recommend it to anyone. It is ugly and was a pain to assemble. The paint/laqure job is so poor, during construction (we had a sheet down) it is missing a few flecks of paint on the top. Don't waste your money or your precious time on this product. I immediately wanted to take it to the second hand shop after construction. It is that ugly. It is the first time I have ordered something from overstock that was disappointing.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? not even close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. seems secure
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate