Save space in your office with this convenient fold out convertible desk. When you unfold the desk, you have a nice, compact storage area on top, and a large writing area on the bottom. This desk is perfect for cramped offices and college dorm rooms....more
This is a great idea. Very functional. Good quality. Well built. Heavy duty. The one down side -- an it's a big one, given that we've had it installed for months now and it has not dissapated -- is the odor. I've heard about formaldahyde in furniture, but this is ridiculous! This thing STINKS. It just smells bad and it's not going away. I leave it open to air out when I think of it, but still ... Love the item. Hate the smell. (Only noticable when open.) I would be five stars except for the smell. I've never had this problem with an item before ... ever.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's darker than the photo which I liked.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice quality wood and outside hardware. Had to use upgraded hardware for installation.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate. As expected.
This desks are solid. They look great hanging on the wall. We bought two and they have replaced a big desk in a small room. The room looks spacious. If you're looking for quality and space saving design, I'd recommend them. I would suggest going to the local home improvement store and buy some lag screws to install in the studs of your wall. The screws provided seemed a little less than adequate for the weight of the desk... not to mention I have a flare up of the "Tim the Tool Man" Syndrome on occasion, so it might be over-kill.
My husband and I are very happy with this purchase. I thought the walnut color might be too light for my espresso furniture in my 2nd bedroom but, it fit perfectly with the furniture and the paint we used for the wall. We just thought the black finish looked slightly cheap, so we took a leap of faith with the walnut and we don't regret it one bit!
The measurements in the instructions for securing the screws to the wall were exactly as it should be. We recommend slipping the screws/washers into the wood *before* lifting it to the wall. The piece is heavy, so we had a minor struggle having to reach for the screws after we lifted it. With the correct drilling measurements, however, it was very easy to latch on to the pre-drilled holes. Also, it helps to keep the leg down when mounting it to the wall. Enjoy! We know we will!
I love the idea of this desk, it seemed perfect for our needs. And pulling it out of the box, it looked great. But we soon found that one of the interior paper slots was totally torn apart and had fallen out - something you cannot put back in. Also, when folding the desk up and down, the support leg constantly fell out of its' slot and we had to fit it back into the pegs where it belongs. This happened EVERY TIME we folded it up or down. The finish was also rippling in 2 places, one very visible on the writing surface.
This has a lot of previous great reviews, so maybe it was just our bad luck that we got a lemon, but this is not something I would recommend.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? right on
i saw a desk like this in a furniture magazine for around $180.00 so i decided to look for the same desk for a better price. i was looking for this desk to put in my living room so my daughters could do their homework but could fold away when not in use. since the desk was cheaper on overstock i decided to get two. i am very satisfied with the end results. i found a book shelf to go in between the desks and it looks like one unit. i helped my husband mount the desks on the wall. very solid need two people to do it. and you do want to measure where you want them and have screws ready to put in place when you get ready to mount. you also want to mount on a stud because it is a very solid, heavy piece of furniture. we also decided since the desks were for our children that we would put an extra set of screws just for safety measures. i ordered this product on a monday recieved them on a wednesday. my girls love their desks & i loved the price.
This Murphy desk is very well-built, sturdy, and attractive. The only issues we had were the directions not being as clear as they should have been (why did they give us 4 plastic anchors when we only needed 2?), and the two 2" screws for the top back of the unit were not long enough to go into the studs. We had to use 3" screws instead. That all being said, we are thrilled with the desk!
The unit is made well and is well designed. It is somewhat difficult to mount on the wall and does require 2 people. When received, the front panel (the fold down leg) was broken at the hinge on one side even though it was well packed. The damage was probably from shipping; I don't think it was packed that way. I was able to easily contact Overstock.com, once they understood the problem, they arranged for a replacement panel to be sent. It took about 2 weeks to arrive, but easily installed and fixed the problem. My wife is very happy with this desk.
I believe the product will work out quite well in my children's bedrooms. The style and design of these fold-out convertible desks will be an excellent, space-saving addition to the layout in their bedrooms. I'm truly looking forward to installing these desks on their walls. I bought these so my children could work on their projects, homework, laptops, tablets, etc. The packages have not been opened yet. So I have not had a chance to specifically inspect or look at the product yet. Unfortunately, the boxes for each desk came extremely damaged (severely gouged and ripped), and I truly hope the product inside is not affected by the poor shipping and handling.
I hired a guy to come over and help me install it because I wanted to be sure to measure correctly, find the wall studs, mount it level and the right height from the floor, so as to make the table top level when opened. We took a few hours to get all that accomplished and mounted it exactly according to the instructions. We both agreed that the plastic expansion anchors were Not the best way to anchor something that heavy to a plaster wall, but that was what was supplied and suggested in the instructions. Less than an hour after my helper left, the whole thing fell off the wall, crashing on the hardwood floor and breaking the latch that holds the table top and legs up and closed. I contacted the supplier and she shipped me a new latch. The twisted hinge and scratches are a bonus I guess. The desk is built to good to have such a pathetic anchoring system to mount it. USE SCREWS to the studs.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color looks Ok
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The desk is kind'a light duty (20lb limit on top), but should work. Anchoring system is extremly light duty and will not hold it to wall. Use screws
How accurate was the on site description of the product? It is described Ok. I thought the base legs had glass in them though. Turns out they are a little flimsy because they don't!
What are the installation instructions? Do you have to use anchors in the wall or does it have to be in a wall stud?fidel on Dec 10, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello fidel, this will come with all the needed hardware for installation, you will only need to attach the desk to the wall with the hardware. I hope this helps you, have a good day!overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 11, 2014
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What are the installation instructions? Do you have to use anchors in the wall or does it have to be in a wall stud?doublec531 on Aug 27, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No installation instructions are provided online for us to direct you to. However, many reviewers have reported that this is a heavy item that does require being installed into a wall stud with upgraded hardware.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 28, 2012
My apologies if this question is repetitive but I only have a very small space in a corner (even a small corner desk is too big). What is the total amount of space this takes up when open from the end of the desk to flat against the wall? Is that 30 inches? Thank you.dorisjd on Jul 20, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Size of the item as it shows on the wall.. Width & Depth, not open. on May 25, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes the dimensions 32.00 in. H x 22.00 in. W x 6.00 in. D are the item on the wall.
Desk measures 28.75 inches high x 30 inches wide x 20 inches deep
Shelves measure 6 inches wide x 4 inches deep
Top shelf measures 9 inches high x 20 inches wide x 4 inches deepoverstockcustomercare1 on May 31, 2012
Yes. Assembly is required with all furniture items. You will receive all hardware required for assembly. This is going to be considered light assembly, which means it will not require you to use extensive tools or hours of labor putting this together.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 21, 2012
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