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.
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.
I was looking for a plain white desk with minimal decoration/slight sheen for my contemporary but shabby chic styled bedroom (something that's not too gaudy or distracting). I looked at both *** and decided that the price and look I needed was better suited by this desk. The desk has two side by side drawers that are shallow (like most have said) but glide smoothly even though they do not have a traditional wheel track. Unless you just love drawers popping off track occasionally, I don't see the missing track as a problem. The desk is stark white and should match perfectly with other stark white furniture items. It's also sturdy enough to hold my 50 pound plasma that I've yet to find a sturdy wall mount for, without buckling under the weight. Height wise, this desk is perfectly tall enough for my hubby who's six feet tall as well as short enough for me at five foot three (hope that didn't confuse you). All in all, the desk is perfect and took me under ten minutes to assemble since the only parts you need to attach are the four legs and it comes with the only tools/screws you'll need.
so happy!! i saw the exact desk on **** ***** website for a lot more money! i was worried it might look cheap or not be well made, since i was saving so much, but decided to give it a try. it looks great, was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. the drawers drag a little when you open them, but it's such a minor detail all things considered. I've been using it for a few weeks and it has plenty of space for my laptop, a lamp, flower vase and papers. i don't feel crowded at all. yet it doesn't take up too much space. perfect pick for my office/guest room.
We ordered this desk for my 12 year old daughter's room, and we absolutely love it! I rated the quality good instead of excellent because the drawers don't come with guides. Besides that, the quality is great.
I put it together in very little time with no problem. It's very sturdy, and the clean lines and white color (as opposed to ivory or off white) are exactly what we were going for. I read some reviews that say it's not as glossy as the West Elm Parsons desk. It's not. BUT, it's not dull either. And you pay a LOT less for this one.
One word of caution - if you are tall this may not be the desk for you. I'm 5'9" and I know it would not work as a desk for me.
Very happy with this purchase.
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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