When I received the box it was damaged. Even though it was wrapped well with bubble wrap, the damage unfortunately made it to the desk. When I contacted Overstock they were quick to remedy the situation. Thank you Overstock! I love this desk. It is a great quality for the money.
I love the clean look of this desk. We placed it in the middle of our office (not up against a wall), and it has a great presence and we get lots of compliments. It's like a modern executive desk. Even though the frosted glass cabinets look nice, it's a pain to bend down there and get things in and out. I'd rather have a pull-out drawer or some other organization that is more easily accessible.
When I first opened the package I realized the desk was particle board. In the online description it says the materials are "Hollow core metal, glass, so I was under the impression it was a metal desk. The only metal are the silver pieces. The desk itself and the shelf are particle board with a laminate top. The laminate has a few bubbles on some of the sides of our desktop. Also, a corner was damaged. The directions are fairly simple, however, they don't tell you which way is which so it's easy to get it turned around and it's a pain to unhook all the pieces to adjust the ones that may have been put in backwards. Two of the dowel rods in the package didn't fit. The desk sits fairly high so it's best for tall people.
Loved the look of this desk. The open areas and frosted glass keep the desk airy looking even in my small room. it is just what i wanted. It's really great looking and looks better set up ... in my office than online. I cannot complain about the style. My complaint is that it wasn't packed well at all. If I wasn't going to put it against a wall i might hv gone through the hassle of returning the item fm a foreign country. Fortunately I could hide the banged up side of the desk. Putting the desk together was as expected; a challenging three hours for 2 educated adults... lol