This classic mission computer desk features solid wood construction for lasting durability. The mahogany finish makes it appropriate for any office or living area. The desk includes a handy drop-down keyboard drawer for easy computer access....more
The desk arrived all scratched and a corner of it had fallen off. There were assembly pieces missing such as screws. In addition, when I was assembling the desk, the wood would break when I screwed in the screws (especially true on the corner pieces). I wish I had read the reviews prior to ordering the desk and Overstock does not allow this product to be returned.
I really only have two complaints concerning this desk: I'd purchased it thinking I could use the large drawer for filing space, but wasn't paying enough attention to its actual size... and there are *very* visible gouges in the veneer of the desktop itself, not to mention a few dings in the rest of the desk. I know the desktop came out of the box that way, but the other dings could very well be my fault.HAVE A DRILL HANDY! There are about a zillion little screws, and it takes a good two to three hours to assemble the desk, but once it's together it's such a great product, especially for the price. Just remember to take your time and read the instructions CAREFULLY. The diagrams aren't as detailed as one might prefer, so be careful that you don't put the cabinet bottom on backwards (like I did, wups). Overall, I recommend this piece, the color is beautiful and the quality is fantastic for the price.
The desk is beautiful and went together easily. HOWEVER. when it was delivered, the box was broken open and some pieces suffered minor damage. Old English will fix the scratches. fortunately all the pieces were there. Overall we are satisfied but think the way it is delivered should be reviewed.
Clearly, the person who wrote these assembly instructions will not be winning the Technical Writer of the Year award anytime soon...but the instructions weren't the nightmare I feared they would be after reading many of these reviews. I recommend having a cordless drill on hand because you will most definitely need to create a few additional holes. The parts are clearly labeled but the illustrations leave a lot to be desired. That said, I was able to single-handedly assemble this desk in just about 5 hours. I think anyone who has assembled ***** furniture should be able to handle this job with some patience (and a glass or two of wine). As others have said, the desk drawers stick a little but I expect with a little WD-40 and continued use that should hopefully go away. The desk itself is beautiful—solid, sturdy, high-quality wood. There were no chips or damaged parts on mine. I'm deducting one star only because of the less than stellar assembly instructions.
I should have read through all of the reviews before buying this desk. It came scratched, banged up (some parts were broken, but we nailed them back together), screws were missing (went and bought more), and there were so many pieces with awful instructions. It took us a total of 10 hours to put it together over 3 days. The drawers are really small and don't slide in/out very easily, so don't buy if you need lots of storage. We're keeping it as a temp desk in our office and will put it in a kids room later. You're better off paying a bit more for better quality!
Desk is exactly as the picture shown. Very good quality desk, solid wood. Looks expensive!
Very easy to put together, and I did it all myself. so, if I can do it, anyone can.
I would highly recommend this product. Not a cheap looking desk at all!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Precise
After reading all of the negative reviews on this page I will admit I was a bit hesitent ordering this desk. The desk arrived in short time and while there was a hole in the top of the box, there appeared to be no damage. After a quick inventory I did find my worst fear; there was damage to the desk top. While not all the way through, the desktop was cracked. After a quick call to O.co that night I received word the next day a new top from the company would be shipped within one to two business days.
Hearing that, I proceeded to start assembly of the drawer towers and desk. Recommend doing a complete inventory and marking each item off prior to construction. The instructions are very easy to follow and other than attaching the broken desktop, I completed the rest of the desk and drawers in about 90 minutes. The finish is good and it looks great in our study/den. I am not sure why others had such a horrible experience to write about, this was a pretty straight forward furniture kit. I would rate it easy on any scale of difficulty.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The desk is a bit darker than in the photo
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
The desk is beautiful. Only took me 3 hours to put together. Familiarize yourself with the parts and instructions ahead of time. I used wood glue in addition to the provided hardware.
The only issue was shipping. When it arrives, its really heavy and it may get tossed around quite a bit. Take pictures of the box when it arrives in case something is broken. In my case all the hardware was missing as it is attached to the exterior of the box. They ay as well throw it out. The manufacturer however promptly shipped replacement hardware at no charge.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality, drawer fit could use improvement.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
The pictures show 3 different finishes - cherry, brown, and dark brown. However, I did not see where you could choose your finish.nrfratto1 on Aug 6, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi nrfratto1, we were able to verify this information with our support team. This desk will be offered in one color which is Mahogany. The finish will resemble closest to the first picture. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 7, 2013
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