Pros: Nice design and good size. Reasonably sturdy and solid. Construction, said my husband, was an easy 45 minutes. Instructions were clear......................................Cons: The color is not nearly as rich as the picture suggests. This is my biggest disappointment. It is a dark walnut brown with no depth or hint of red tones. The surface of the desk has a matt finish, which gives it a cheaper look. The insides of the two small drawers are made of a very cheap looking and feeling black material -- almost plasticy (though I don't think it is plastic). This is not such a big deal, as it is only visable when the drawers are open. And the knobs, as others have noted, have very sharp corners; a problem as the keyboard tray knob already has caught my leg. Ow!....................................Overall, a solid piece. I don't regret buying it, as there was nothing of that size/color available locally. Value is so-so. I would recommend to a friend, with the above caveats.
My wife and i have been looking for a writing desk to fit in our sun room for a few months. Either the desks are too big, too small or cheaply made. This desk is the perfect size and very functional. It looks like quality furniture and the finish is very nice. With the exception of the drawer inserts, the desk is made of solid wood and is very sturdy when assembled. I am very pleased with the quality, and the price can not be beat. Assembly instructions could be better, but all in all, the assembly was easy. Recommend the manufacturer include a 4 mm hex to make it easier to assemble.
I was impressed first of all how promptly the desk arrived. Seemed like I barely ordered it and it was delivered. Overstock was very good in E-Mailing me the progress of the shipping. Desk arrived and it was easy for my office staff to assemble and went together quite easily. We may change the drawer knobs as they are a little sharp and would prefer round knobs, but overall the desk is great and we are contemplating ordering several more for our medical offices. Thank you for having such a nice product to order.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes but not as shiny as the picture
How is the quality of the product? Good
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? The finish was not as hard and shiny as displayed on the picture, but overall quite nice
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Campbell, CA (suburb of San Jose),
May 5, 2011
My husband and I got this desk for our den, and we love it. It's a great size, big enough, but not too big. The wood is beautiful; it's very solid and has a nice sheen to it. The desk is very stylish and also sturdy, so it's a good combination of form meeting function. We took the advice of other reviewers and switched the knobs to a nice oval shape. The drawers are sturdy and roll well, and are big enough to hold regular 8 1/2 X 11 papers, as well as pens and note pads, etc. The keyboard drawer does not have a lid that flips up to hide the keyboard when the drawer is slid in under the desk, but it hasn't bothered me at all, and I'm pretty picky about stuff like that. We have a large ergonomic keyboard and it fits fine in the keyboard tray. Overall, it seems to be a really quality piece of furniture, and the price was right. We searched for a long, long time for just the right desk and feel we made a terrific choice.
It took quite a while to assemble this, and I am typically pretty adept at these things having done a ton of them! The cam locks don't turn easily and its not clear how far to turn them to make sure they are locked.
The instructions could be a bit clearer as they do not point out a few places where orientation of the parts really matters and can easily be put in wrong.
That being said, this is a very solid piece of furniture. Heavy weight (literally) and sturdy unlike many that seem flimsy and wobbly. The drawer glides are a bit stiff, but I imagine they will loosen up with lubrication.
I think I will get a glass top to keep the surface free from scratches.
We recently changed our dining room into a school room for our kids. Wanted two matching desks that gave ample space for writing and computer use and had some storage. These were priced very well for the quality of the furniture. There was a lot of assembly, but the steps were easy to follow.
The desk went together fairly easily. My only mistake was not putting the sliding drawer knob on before attaching the front piece and locking it into position. Once you tighten the cam locks, you can't undo them. I think warning about this would be a plus so others don't make the same mistake. I also would have liked to have the drawers on the other side of the desk, but it is what it is. It would have been nice to have that option.
I am very pleased with the quality, almost all the predrilled holes were lined up to perfection. I hope to be using this desk for a long, long time.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very good
I can see that this desk comes in pieces and requires assembly. How many pieces does the desk come in, and how much assembly is required? How long does it take (how many screws or whatever) and could a young female do it?n5kairys on Jul 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us n5kairys. It has 142 pieces of hard ware, screws, dowels, handles, camlocks and rails and 19 pieces of table. The assembly instructions are well written and illustrated. It shows an 11 step process. You can do it, have a friend come over and help. Read the instructions, sort the parts and take your time. I don't know how long it would take, guessing 2-4 hours but that is a guess. I hope this helps and I have the confidence that you’re up to it.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2013
It states that the table is dark walnut color. The picture shows some red in the finish. I would not want any red, please advise.alibri on Feb 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question. The Victor Writing Desk, does have a dark walnut finish. The digital images we display have the most accurate color possible. However, due to differences in computer monitors, we cannot be responsible for variations in color between the actual product and your screen.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 1, 2013
There is little red in this finish. In fact, I wish there was more red!decodee777 on Mar 17, 2013
I don't see red in the finish of my desk. Hope this helps!kerry85 on Jul 2, 2013
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