we couldn't afford the **** parsons desk and so, i despondently typed into google 'i can not afford the **** parsons desk' -- that brought me here. this parsons desk arrived DAYS later, so easy to put together - husband did not even curse. not once. we LOVE it. don't even care that it's not all **** shiny. thinking about getting another one. wood is solid. drawers work nicely. sturdy sturdy. doooooooo it.
First, I will say I love the look of this desk. As other reviewers have said, it is not shiny lacquer like the west elm one, but still very nice looking. My only problem is just a few months after having them (I bought two) The perimeter of the the top of the desk on the edge paint cracked a little so there is a thin line around the border. It isn't very noticeable, but still kind of annoying after making the purchase of two. And, it did happen to both of them. I haven't really seen any other reviews with this problem, but it did happen with both of my desks. Overstock did re-imburse some of my money, and I ended up keeping them because I still really like them and the cracks are very small and not very noticeable unless you really look. Just a heads up. Overall, love the look and price.
Excellent desk for student. Very attractive, easy to assemble and well priced compared with over retailers. Nicely streamlined so works nicely in a bedroom. I would caution against over-stuffing the two drawers, but they are fine for pens and papers.
This is a well built, attractive, sturdy wooden desk made of quality materials. It is sturdy, has a broad surface (photos make it look more narrow than it is - follow the measurement specs). I bought 2 - one for each child and I dearly wish I had bought myself one. It is the perfect desk. I love the wide, storage area beneath the desk. It was super easy to put together, came well packaged, came fast and was a big hit in our household. Love 'em! Thanks!
The desk was exactly as described & exactly what I was looking for at the high quality & low price, so thanks! I'll be reordering from your website again very soon. The super low shipping fee was amazing too! Can't get any better than that!
I have had this table for 3 years. It is still as good as new. Easy to clean, doesn't retain any stain despite wear and tear. Believe it or not "scrubbing bubbles" works wonders in restoring it after overuse. Nice and white. I still love it.!
Like others have mentioned, this desk emulates the West Elm Parsons Desk, which is why I purchased it. I didn't want to spend the extra $200+ for the West Elm one, because I don't use a desk at home frequently. The desk arrived with a slight imperfection on the back corner, but I kept it anyway. The biggest negative is that the drawers guides are not metal which does not allow for smooth opening and closing. They are also pretty shallow which is fine for me as I just use them for extra pens, stamps, and other small office supplies. If I used a desk at home on a regular basis, I would definitely spend the extra money and get the one from West Elm. If you're hoping for an identical version of the West Elm one, then you will likely be disappointed. However, for me, it serves the purpose and looks clean, simple, and modern.