The Barmere burnt oak writing office desk also provides plenty of storage for writing necessities with two deep storage drawers. This beautiful contemporary desk fits well in any home office, bedroom, kitchen or other work area....more
This contemporary Barmere burnt oak writing office desk features slim, angled legs in a stylish nod to iconic mid-century design. The desk also provides plenty of storage for writing necessities with two deep storage drawers. The desk also features a multi-step finish, giving each desk a unique appearance. The beautiful desk fits well in any home office, bedroom, or other work area. The iconic design of this desk blends uniquely in homes with any style of decor. Upton Home - Traditonal Furniture to Design Your Life.
Color: Burnt oak
Materials: oak, MDF, ash veneer
Finish: Burnt oak
Aged pewter finish hardware
Multi-step finish causes each unit to be unique
Features two (2) storage drawers
Drawers dimensions: 3 inches high x 8.5 inches wide x 18.5 inches deep
Foot space beneath desk: 31 inches wide x 18 inches deep
This is such a sweet, retro inspired little writing desk! I work from home 1 to 2 days a week, mostly just grading papers or blogging. Needed a space to work but didn't have a lot of room for a desk in my spare bedroom (and didn't want to turn the spare bedroom into a dedicated office). This desk serves my needs perfectly. It is very small, just a little writing table, not a full fledged desk. Fits perfectly beneath the bedroom window without crowding out the armchair, bookshelves, and bed. It was easy to assemble but the legs must be slightly uneven, because it wobbles a bit. My husband says that's an easy fix and plans to tinker with the legs. Love the shape of the rounded, angled legs! The color is definitely a medium gray -- not the least bit tan like my monitor suggested. I like it for now because it works in my eclectic space, but I can see myself sanding and restaining this adorable little piece of furniture in the future. The drawers are deeper than I anticipated; happily surprised to find they store all of my home office items. The drawers slide open easily/smoothly. The desk itself is lightweight and the shape is very mid century modern. Overall, I think it is a unique, whimsical piece of furniture and it looks very cute in the spare bedroom. Functional without taking up too much space.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? cooler color in person, definitely gray with no hint of tan
Please tell us about the quality of the product. sturdy yet light-weight
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
I'm not a fan of big desks, and I wanted something with a good design so this was perfect for me. The drawers are solid and the legs allow me to cross MY legs while sitting at the desk. Plus, it looks chic and great. Desk matches many color schemes, as it has a brown and gray tint to it (along with a greenish hue). I could see it going well with navy blue, red, grays, yellows, and eggplant purple. I'm not sure it would fit well into a beige/brown room as the photo suggests.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was more gray/brown with a greenish tint. The photo makes it look brown.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Wonderful quality. Heavy duty and solid
How accurate was the on site description of the product? it was great.
I like this desk a lot more than the typical small desks out there. It looks really really expensive. It goes well with out modern office as well as our antique items. Extremely easy to assemble. Love it!!!!!!!!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not really in reality is more gray. I like the it better it makes it more unique
Please tell us about the quality of the product. very sterdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
I love this desk. For the right space, it is perfect. Nicely made, small and elegant. Perfect for a guest room or to sit a lap top. I had trouble putting the legs on so that they went in the right direction, but I think I was just being stupid, as my husband had no problem at all. The drawers are smaill, but that is clear from the photo. What you see iswhat you get, and it is really cute.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. High quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
This desk is a good size, not too big or too small. I'm using it in the guest room. It's sturdy enough, but I have carpet in the room so it makes it difficult to assess how wobbly it would be on hardwood. It may just be my desk, but the drawers do not open smoothly. Not something worth sending back, you just have to use a little more muscle to open and close the drawer, something you find in older furniture usually. The thing worth noting is the color is definately Not true to the picture. My desk is Gray, not wood/natural/brown toned at all. I read that on another person's review prior to buying so I was not surprised (I wanted a gray table), but if anyone is wondering, it would not go well with honey toned furniture. I put my table in a guest room with a gray bedframe and night stand, and it blends right in. The style is very retro/modern, but somehow also rustic due to the grain and the white/greenish hue it emits. Overall I like it alot, but just be careful of the color.
This adorable little retro-style writing desk is surprisingly sturdy and well-built. I needed something on the smaller, yet sturdy side for my husband to keep his laptop and papers at. This is perfect and fits in our bedroom nicely. The color of this to me looks like a brown, or dark caramel undertone, with a grey wash/grain highlight over the top. I love it. The drawers slide nicely and sort of push into place well when closed...very sturdy for its size. I used one of my extra dining chairs to push in to this and it fits well. I'm thankful that Overstock carries this desk as I don't have a lot of extra space in my bedroom, and needed a functional desk, not just a little desk that looks nice. Thanks Overstock!
the slanted legs were challenging to install and quite wobbly, we solve the problem with wood putty and metal plates
The strange greenish color was corrected darkening with mineral oil, it now looks brownish, beware when doing the legs it is a different wood, it turned way too dark but a light sanding took care of the problem, Finally art deco hardware makes the piece a stand out vanity the deep drawers can hold hair dryer brushes and rollers on one side , make up stuff in pouches on the other side .
This is a well made and extremely good looking desk. I received it quickly with no damages. The only assembly required is to screw in the legs. I love its mid century modern style. Drawers don't have the smoothest gliders, but they work fine. Mind you, this desk is on the smaller side, so pay attention to the dimensions to see if it fits your needs. I needed a smaller desk in my bedroom and this fits perfectly. My current chair is an armchair and the arms are too high to go under the drawers, so I'll need to get a armless chair to work with the desk.
The other reviewers are right about the color. It is quite different from the pictured color and I am not sure I'm entirely in love with the greyish reclaimed wood type look it has. I might end up re-staining it or painting it in the future. So I took a star off my rating for that.
Overall, good quality and good looks. It won't disappoint you if you prepare yourself for the color.
How does this product ship? dimensions, weight & number of boxes?nic10 on Mar 27, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The shipping weight is 61 pounds, the box dimensions are Height: 11 Width: 28 Length: 42, it will ship in one box and we ship by UPS or Federal Express. The order will leave the warehouse in one to three business days and will take 5 to 10 business days for delivery.Thank you.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 29, 2013
It is a Barmere Writing Desk
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How much weight can this desk hold? I'd like to use it for my sewing machine.dcposeur on Feb 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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