The simple design of this two-drawer writing desk is excellent for the up-and-coming writer. Enthusiastically approach your career with a tuck-away drawer for your keyboard, attractive walnut finish, and small side drawers for pen storage....more
Remodeling my home office with many highend finishes and fixtures. I had to be smart with my desk selection. I saw the photo and liked it. Recieved well packed. Same old cam lock assembly, seems ongoing but went together very well. Nice feel & color. Just what I was looking for. Fits my highend decor very nicely.Thanks Overtsock!
The construction is sensible.
The fit and finish of the parts is excellent.
All parts labeled with stick on letters and they match the workbook drawings.
Ignore the numbered parts on the outside of the box. They do not match the book. LOL
Very well packaged too.
The drawings in the manual are good.
Use a magnifying glass on some photos as there could be a left-right issue.
Really look at the details of the drawings. Hold the part next to the drawing and make sure the orientation is right. Even if you think you know! Do not put wood dowels in both parts of the drawer . Only one side. Luckily I got mine out before the glue dried.
There is not enough glue. Get more glue. With the
Superglue you can go to your local hobby shop and get a 5-15 second version Cyancryolate that is thicker to take up gaps. Do not let children or pets get near that glue.
If you really want to be safe use yellow wood glue or better yet use PL premium construction adhesive and apply it sparingly with a popcicle stick.
Wipe off the excess with a damp cloth. Use a dry cloth or paper towel for the PL premium glue.
I glued all of the leg structure with PL premium glue on all of the joints but I did not use glue on the top surface in case I ever wanted to move the table easily. I just use the cam locks to detach the top of the table.
Make sure to use all of the screws because they all are important.
One thing I changed is the tracks on the bottom of the drawers. Don't put the screws that hold on the tracks of the drawers from the bottom as shown. The provided screws have no holding strength at all and will crack the composite. Put the two screws in the side of the track in the holes with the angled edge so the screw fits flush.
I put together all the parts on a folding card table.
Do not try to just sit on the floor to build this table.
It will be a much harder job. (polite description) LOL
I am 65, artist and former jet engine mechanic.
When you are starting to assemble the leg structure, and you are ready to add the second end piece, ( PART C) carefully sit the entire structure on the floor and then finish that last part while standing up to do the work.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was as pictured. Looks nice.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. It is press board furniture. They say "rubberwood" and I read all about "rubberwood" but it still is press wood.Slightly deceptive.It is heavy like pressed wood.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Reletively accurate except the pressed wood description.
This is a great sturdy, high quality looking desk. I only have a couple of complaints: The assembly! Yikes! Took something like 3 hours. I couldn't believe all the pieces there were when I opened the box. Not to mention, the instructions are not very clear. I noticed I had extra screws left after I was done so I went back through the instructions trying to find where they were supposed to be used and saw that I should have put them in before I put the top on. Ooops. Also, the keyboard tray was not right. The wood seemed like it was too long on the ends, causing the flap/front of the tray not to stay up when you closed it (I think others have commented on this). I ended up removing the front flap (unscrewing the hinge), drilling new holes for the hinge and repositioning it so it would close all the way as it should. That was also a pain!
All in all, you can't beat the price. Looks like an expensive executive desk.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High Quality - very sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very
This desk looks wonderful was pretty much easy to assemble and is MADE OF REAL WOOD, except bottoms of drawers..Was exceptionally packaged and came 4 days before the promised date,,you can not go wrong..thanks for a great product.
Great desk, very compact and useful. Two complaints. It's hard to put together. It's definitely a two person job. It took us (two people, one an experienced carpenter) a total of 6 person hours.
Second the key board tray is a bit small. It accommodates my keyboard but is a little too tight for my mouse. I'm used to working with the two on the same level and this deducts a little speed from my work (I write professionally and therefore spend a lot of time on the keyboard)
I was looking for a large writing surface, but didn't look so big and dark. This will sit in my home office, which has little natural light. I loved the openness of the front and sides, so it gives me the large space I need without overtaking my room!
The desk was easy to put together until it came to putting on the top Be sure, when you assemble, that all of the pegs are totally upright... otherwise, it will take some work to move individual pegs to align.
I left the middle drawer (keyboard drawer) off as I use a laptop and have no desire for a place to stash more junk. I love the extra legroom and space and it does not look like anything is missing.
The final product looks nice, but the assemble process is suffering. I had to go to a friend who has the drill machine. Apparently, the quality is just around average. All the pieces were made in Malaysia.
Hello pjsweet1, the overall dimensions of this desk are 63 inches wide x 28 inches deep x 30 inches high. I hope this info helps. Thanks for shopping with us! l.b.overstockcustomercare2 on Sep 2, 2014
Under "color" it says Black, Blue, Brown, Gold, Green, Purple, Silver, Walnut, White. Does it come in all those colors?mumale on Apr 4, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us mumale. No this only comes in the color that is show in the picture. We apologize for the confusion we might have caused. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 6, 2014
Hello u111, no, this desk does not have a power outlet. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 25, 2014
I purchased the Talisman 2-drawer writing desk from Overstock.com. One of the hinges to the center drawer binds. How do I order a replacement hinge?eileend0908 on Feb 15, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello eileend0908, thank you for your inquiry! You will be contacted by customer care. overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 28, 2014
Have already purchased the desk, it's great... is there a maximum WEIGHT limit for it?
(We are considering placing a hutch on top)donnaraegeorge on Sep 21, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I'm sorry Overstock.com does not weight test their items. I think that might be to much weight though. Over time I think the desk would start to bend.
Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 26, 2013
Is it a brown cherry or red cherry? If I order it and it doesn't match up well with my other office furniture can I return it?mloukcats on Jul 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello mloukcats, with the walnut finish this would be more of a brown. You can initiate a return for most new and unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. This link https://help.overstock.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1
will take you directly to the returns information page.
I hope this helps you. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 24, 2013
It more of a walnut brown than cherry.amy977 on Feb 8, 2014
I have a desk chair which I would like to continue using. I know that the distance to the bottom of the drawers from the floor is 23 inches, but I wanted to know what the distance to the bottom of the keyboard tray from the floor as well as the width of the front hinged part of the keyboard tray. It appears in the image that there is more leg room there for a chair to be pushed in from the picture, but I wanted to checknpd1 on Apr 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for contacting us npd1. The distance from the bottom of the keyboard tray to the floor is 24.92 inches. The width of the keyboard tray is 23.23 inches. Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on May 6, 2013
Yes it is. It has been a good desk for an in-home office.macola on Feb 12, 2013
How deep are the drawers? What is the distance between the floor and the bottom of the side drawers?overex on Jan 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
My literacy should not be judged by my previous answer to this question. (Dang auto-correct) Let me restate it:
The inside dimensions are 2 in. X 15 in. X 11 in. wide. The distance between the bottom of the drawers and the floor is 23-1/4 in.pudge450 on Jan 9, 2013
Can the desk be used without the keyboard tray to allow for extra knee space?glddle on Sep 5, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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