I was hoping that the desk would be very shiny, almost laquer like, but it looks fairly dull up close. However, it does look pretty shiny from far away. If I had seen the desk in person, I might not have bought it. It is a good value for the price and very sturdy and easy to put together, but I was going for a more modern look that I don' t think this captures.
I've been wanting a West Elm Parsons Desk so when I found this, I jumped on it immdediately.
I wish I had read ALL the reviews, because then I wouldn't have expected it to have a glossy finish and look just like West Elm's laquered white desk. The desk was very easy and quick to assemble. Also, the two drawers are a bit shallow so don't expect to stuff too many things in there.
Overall, it's a nice, simple desk. While it's a great alternative to the West Elm Parsons Desk, it's not a perfect substitute. If I'm not too lazy, I may look into some spray laquer or shellac to give it that gloss I was hoping for.
Some people have said that this desk is like the one at "West Elm" (Parson's Desk). But if you are looking for the shiny lacquered finish (piano finish), THIS IS NOT IT. It has a PAINT FINISH, and is definitely NOT HIGH GLOSS FINISH. Other than that it is what it says it is. Just wanted to inform those who were looking at this as a LACQUERED FINISH desk.
What I did to solve the lack of high gloss finish, was just buy a glass top and it made it look a lot better.
Love this desk. Solid wood and sturdy. Two nice thin drawers to fit printer paper or pens, ink, etc. Can fit a bookshelf or filing cabinet under the desk. Room for our apple desktop and writing area and a printer. Big desk for small space. Looks great.
This desk is made of real wood and was very easy to assemble. It is perfect for a student to spread out their books and paperwork. I am really happy with this desk and you can't beat the price especially for real wood. The drawers are small though, so you will need additional storage for your accessories.
It's a great quality desk, and the price is great too. The desk is large and has plenty of space to spread your things out. The drawers are shallow, so I would only comfortable store pencils, scissors, and small things. Larger objects get caught and won't allow the drawer to reopen easily. For setup, all I had to do was screw in the four legs. The finish seems like it will hold up nicely, but i haven't had it for too long to see if that is true. Great buy!! extremely happy with it!
We purchased this desk for our 8 year old daughters bedroom. It is perfect. She loves it and we love it. It was very easy for my husband to put together - everything matched perfectly. The quality is excellent - very sturdy and well made. The desk drawers don't glide like those on soft close drawers but they aren't bad at all. In fact, if i hadn't read about that in a prior review before purchasing, I don't think I would've given it a second thought. We purchased this desk after finding a similar desk on pottery barn that was discontinued....then we found it on west elm and we would've paid so much more for it there. I have read other reviews on it not being glossy white. I think our desk is definitely not matte finish and i would consider it glossy white but not shiny white but I haven't seen the exact west elm desk that others have compared it to. She LOVES this desk. It is great quality and i love the simple clean lines. We are so happy with our purchase. Overstock delivered in a timely manner which is so much quicker than anything we have ever purchased from west elm. Happy!
I looked everywhere for a reasonably priced,sturdy craft table for my teenage daughter. I was on my way to Ikea when my husband encouraged me to buy online instead of using gas driving around town. I purchased this desk blindly. It looked like it would work by the description but I was very skeptical. Boy was I wrong!!! When the box arrived, I left for a few days because I just really did not want to deal with putting it together. However, it was by far the easiest piece of furniture to put together that arrives in a box. I just had to put on the legs. This desk is perfect. My daughter is 5'3" and there is more than enough leg room. It is sturdy and best of all it cleans easily. She paints a lot and the paint comes right up versus a traditional wood desk. Definitely recommend.
THIS IS ALMOST EXACTLY LIKE THE WEST ELM PARSON'S DESK WHICH IS MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DESK ARE THAT IS IS 100% SOLID WOOD. NO particle board crap.
For the price this is an excellent value! The drawers are wood on wood so they may not "roll" as easy as some other desks but anyone who know about furniture constuction all antique furniture is "wood on wood" so this it a durable, excellent styled desk.
Compared to the actual West Elm Parson's desk the "GLOSS" on this is not as nice but hey what do you expect for a fraction of the price. Received in excellent condition. Customer service was amazing. I highly recommend this desk.
Hi monica182, the approximate shipping weight is 61 lbs. I hope this helps, thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 9, 2014
What is the measurement from the floor to the underside of the desk so that I may determine what chair arm height will fit. Thank you!cayrpreston on Apr 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jecotrone, The Office Star Mesh Task Chair Item #: 13109945 with work great with the Student Desk White. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 3, 2013
Please confirm the measurement of the legs. Below it is listed as 1.5artaylor on Sep 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The measurement of the table height is 29.5 inches tall. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 13, 2013
does anyone have the assembly instructions and hardware specifics available? i gave my desk to my sister but the hardware/instructions were misplaced along the way. any help would be appreciated!ekmitchell on May 21, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Not much to it - just screw in the legs with screws. Use a washer.austingurl on Jun 10, 2013
Do the materials in this desk (MDF, Melamine) contain formaldehyde in their adhesive? Does the surface coating prevent any off gassing? We have sensitivities to formaldehyde emitting particleboard in furniture, but that was in furniture in which the particleboard was not finished. Thanksclairlooney on May 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi clairlooney, unfortunately I was unable to obtain an answer from the manufacturer, sorry for the inconvenience. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on May 13, 2013
IDK if it has formaldehyde, but I did not detect any off-gassing when I opened it today and I am typically sensitive to chemical smells.austingurl on Jun 10, 2013
How much weight can the desktop handle? My flat screen computer monitor is 17" and a little heavy.theclaud on Feb 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, Overstock.com does not weight test there items but this will support your 17" computer monitor. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 11, 2013
Not sure on the exact weight, but its holding most of my thick nursing textbooks, along with my Macbook laptop, which is 15". I am sure it can handle your monitor, it is really durable! I have been having mine for almost 2 years.lindseyrae22 on Mar 13, 2013
would hold fine. this is a pretty sturdy desk.mamamaclady on Mar 19, 2013
Thanks for your interest, the box dimensions are: Height: 50 inches Width: 31 inches Length: 5 inches, this unti weighs 61 lbs. overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 21, 2013
Can I add a high gloss finish (like lacquer or shellac) to the desk? Will the surface bond to the finish or are there other steps I have to take?silasmariner on Jan 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Inside measurements are 13.5" deep, 15.5" wide, 1.25" high.mmmdonut on Dec 27, 2012
They are shallow, you cant put more than pens, pencils, post-it notes in there. I wish the height of them were a little larger so that you can fit things like a stapler and things in there.lindseyrae22 on Mar 13, 2013
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