Desk arrived in perfect condition, was very easy to assemble (one man, 15 minutes or less). The instructions were a bit awful, but it's not rocket science. Tips for fast assembly: There are two cylindrical pipes that make up the glass-supporting part of this desk. Through this pipe's 6 big holes you insert 6 screws and attach them to the glass top after you assemble the desk frame. There are two X shaped rods that must attach at the back of the desk. Make sure the cylindrical pipes are in the right place by verifying the cylinder with the extra (and smaller, and only on one side of the pipe) screw holes in the bottom for the X shaped rods is attached to the top of the leg-piece that has the hole in the foot for said X shaped rods. Face these small screw holes down. In short, there is a very distinct front and back cylindrical support rod, and if you know this going in, your assembly will be MUCH faster. Desk is great quality, gorgeous, and easily support my triple monitor 3x1 stand, speaks, keyboard, mouse, and various decorations with a little room to spare. Great Buy!!
I gave this desk as a birthday gift for my nephew who is a professional CAD design engineer. He was really happy with the gift and put it into his office! He is the typical guy who already has everything and very hard to buy gifts for. He uses it as a show piece in his office, set up as an entry side table with a nice globe and some other engineering items propped upon it. He says his clients often compliment this piece and he gave me a 2 thumbs up on my decor style. Thanks overstock for having something this unique for "the guy who already has everything"!!
This glass looks great in our office. It is very contemporary and looks like very good quality. We had slight difficulties putting it together (we had to manually bend one of the metal parts) but other than that, after assembled, I am very pleased with how it looks and functions. Definitely one of my better buys on overstock. I've learned to trust the reviews now.
this desk suits my personal style so well. Love the map detail, love the metal and glass combination and the x beams go so well with the theme of the furniture in my home. great find. great buy. This is desk is meant to be a show piece not for storage and clutter.
The desk is nicer than I expected. The map imprint looks pretty cool and the metallic frame adds a classy modern feel to the desk. The glass top is smooth for writing and the assembly was easy and took me less than 30 minutes. The desk is sturdy and of solid construction. The desk looks and feels like it should cost at least $100 more than the $150 that overstock sells it for.
Reading some of the reviews gave me a bit of pause, but, I ordered the desk and it arrived perfectly intact. I thought it was very well packaged for shipping. Assembly was easy as pie...really, 11 bolts. There is a way to mess up the X-brace, but it is rather obviously wrong and fits like a charm when you reverse the lie of one the pieces.
This desk is packaged really well, so if you're freaked out about getting a large hunk of glass delivered to your door just relax. It's packed in a very thick cardboard box and inside you will find another cardboard box with styrofoam protecting the glass and the legs. It's easy to assemble, but there were two of us working together so I suggest having a friend help out. All the parts, pieces and tools you need are included along with assembly directions. It's a very good looking desk! I mean it looks like it was three times the price! Believe me, it's gorgeous in person! If you're on the fence about getting it just buy it already :) I have a clear, lucite-type, acrylic chair with the desk and it looks great. There is enough room on the desk for a computer with plenty of room left over to do homework. You could use it in an office, or at home. It's stylish and has plenty of room to get your work done.
I really liked the style of this product, however, it was delivered with-out a Notice " Glass Enclosed". The glass crushed like crush ice. Also, the box was very thin, without secure protection. I liked this product so much, that I requested a new delivery, but to no avail. It was delivered in the same manner as the first delivery.