Overall this is a really good product. Although it was a bit cumbersome to put together, it was totally manageable with two people. It's a nice large desk and very sturdy - there are a few black smudges in weird places which (luckily) do not show based on where in the room I have it placed. Plus, I'm a bit of a neat freak so I notice those things really easily! Overall I would definitely recommend this product!
It is a very pretty desk and a better deal then anything I saw in any store!! My only complaint is the type of wood absorbs stains, they can't be cleaned off so the top of it is getting to look shabby. Also it came a little damaged but Overstock comped us $$ and I was satisfied.
Besides the 10,0000 - More like 200 pieces there is to put together this troll desk. It is made for sitting on a footstool. I purchased a makeup small little vanity stool and my knees where still hitting the desk. I am 5 FEET TALL! THIS IS THE WORST OVERSTOCK PRODUCT I HAVE EVER PURCHASED. FALS ADVERTISING< POOR MATERIALS. I was totally ripped off for $500.00 dolls. It's not worth $5.00. I will NEVER ORDER FURNITURE FROM OVERSTOCK AGAIN.
Functional desk, perfect for my daughter going into 8th grade. Plenty of desk space to spread out paper etc. More then what we wanted to spend but for the size, quality and look, it was worth it! My husband assembled it and said the instructions were easy to follow.
I am shocked by the quality of this product. It looked like someone took the boxes and claimed an 30 story building and dropped it out of a window. Every piece of wood was damaged..some pieces were missing chunks. I can't believe that this went through quality control. Only 1 bid was slightly dented, not enough to cause this situation. It almost looks like some husband out there got so frustrated with the 33 pieces (as reported) and took a hammer to it. At any rate, not sure I will purchase from Overstock.com ever again. The customer service person was very nice and my money is being refunded upon return of item.
I was a little afraid to buy this desk in spite of liking it in the picture because of the various mentions of the difficulties to assemble it. The various parts of the desk are heavy, but being alone and impatient to see it, I opened the two packages. Patiently and handling every part slowly, I assembled the entire desk without any issue or problem. All the parts were perfectly matching. I switched one operation though: I put the assembled desk (legs upside) on the top (placed upside down on the floor). After it was all secured, I raised the desk. It's a heavy item, so I added felt the legs in order to push it (in place) on the maple floor without scratching it. It looks really beautiful, it has a large counter-top, and nice drawer space for various items. One of the drawers started not rolling very well (although it worked perfectly until a few days ago); the reason remains a mystery!
Very nice desk. Bought it back in September so it's been almost 6 month now. I am a single lady so I assembled it myself and it wasn't too difficult if you follow the instructions. I work from home office so I use this desk daily for quite a few hours. Still looks great and drawers work well, nothing is coming apart and this definitely feels like a higher end piece of furniture. I wish for the manufacturer to come up with additional options such as hatch, possibly a free standing book case etc. As it has some darker details around the edges it would be great to have options of buying matching pieces. However, I purchased a white hatch to go on top to give me more storage and it looks just fine. Very happy with my purchase!
I looked far and wide for a large desk with an antiqued white finish. I found this one on Overstock a few months ago, but it was out of stock. I looked elsewhere but never could find one I liked as much as this one. I ordered right away when I got the email that it was back in stock-- so glad that I did! This desk is GORGEOUS. Heavy, sturdy, and a beautiful antiqued finish (it is really a true white with blackish gray shading). The knobs are also of nice quality. That said-- it came in 2 large boxes and comes in a hundred pieces, so be prepared to spend a few hours assembling. You will need 2 people to assemble it, and it is heavy so it is a definite 2-person lift. Also in case anyone is wondering, the back does have a wavy decorative shape, BUT the extra moulding that you see on the sides does not continue to the back. I originally was going to have the back of the desk face the entrance to my office, but since the back is not as attractive as the sides and front, I am going to change the layout to showcase that part of the desk. Overall-- great purchase. You won't be sorry!
I have had this desk for over a year now and I do love it! However, the desk arrived in many little pieces and you have to assemble it yourself. Its not simple but if you are handy, it will be fine. Even to this day, once in a while one drawer will come apart or is difficult to open because some screws didn't tighten or line up perfectly. I am handy and I was careful when assembling it so don't believe I am the fault of this problem. The desk is pretty to look at and is large so I am able to have a computer, printer, inbox and books on it all at once. If you can't find a similar preassembled desk, this would be a good alternative.
I would rather there be a maybe for if I would recommend. First the desk is very nice, very heavy and great design. However, the top of hte desk which is very heavy, was slightly bowed (warped) in the middle which made assembly very very difficult. It took 4 adults all pushing and standing on the top to get it down far enough for the bolts to catch. For the price, this should not have been the case. If it had not been for that - this desk would have gotten 5 stars and better ratings. I am sure we could have attempted to return and replace, but with such a large bulky piece we decided to make due vs the hassle.
The desk arrived in two boxes. It took my son and I two hours to assemble it and it was fairly easy. After assembled I was very pleased at the style, but did noticed on the left corner of the desk where the top was warped. Using a small clamp, I will try to clamp it down and see if the wood returns to its original state, (its not real obvious). I think the value and style of this desk is great deal.