After reading the reviews of how difficult this was to assemble, I almost didn't buy the desk. But I loved the price and the looks, and I was not disappointed when it arrived. I decided to take my time putting it together and I think that's the way to approach this... as a project. More than the directions, you need to understand the drawings.
The finished desk is gorgeous and large. Everything fit together, the holes were properly drilled, all the pieces for assembly were included (even with some extras). The only part that took some time to understand were the special locking metal pieces. If you've done this kind of assembly before, it was a snap. But I had to work with them before I understood how they securely connected the pieces. It was hard to find the little triangular arrow imprinted on the metal, but once I did, everything went fairly quickly and easily. The desk is well-worth the effort and is very sturdy and well made. I'm very glad I decided to order it. (Oh, and you do need some help because the top is heavy and you don't want to scratch the finish. So make sure you have a friend, spouse or SO nearby.)
Very solid piece of furniture once assembled. Attractive color looks exactly like the photo online. Very generous dimensions. I have a computer tower and printer on the desk that fit on each side of my monitor. Plenty of room to work.
Assembly takes about 2 1/2 hours if you know what you are doing (I've assembled a number of pieces of furniture.) and are working alone. Most will not be able to put the top on the desk alone, however. I have a large wingspan that allowed me to get the job done. Better to work as a pair. Desk comes in two boxes, so, here again, you may need assistance.
Good price according to quite a bit of internet research. Could not find a better value on the web or in stores.
Great desk, excellent quality, heavy/solid wood. The instructions are well-written and detailed, however, if you are not use to assembling furnture, I would recommend having some help. I didn't have the desk top 100% flush against the legs/base and it through off each drawer leaving them uneven. I had to bring another person to help retrace my steps and assemble it correctly.
By the way... it looks black in the picture, but it is a true "dark espresso" as it says in the description.
This desk was easy to put together. I did it all by myself. It is a very room desk top. Which is what I wanted. But not too massive.
It has a sleek, modern or traditional look. It would go in any style actually. I love it. Just the right size. Good for setting out in the
middle of the room too, not just up against a wall. Great desk for a great price!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? 100%
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? 100%
My daughter and her boyfriend who are 18 years old put this together easily. They said it was no problem and did it quite quickly. They don't normally put furniture together so I'm assuming the directions were good. Except for the drawer pulls that they put in upside down (and I left them like that because it looks kinda cool). My ex-husband came over and was WOWed by it. So sturdy and nice looking, he said. He was sure I had laid down some big money. This is a guy who got all his furniture at Ethan Allen. Nice desk. Wish there were a companion printer stand.
Excellent desk for the money. Nice rich color. Looks like it could belong in a diplomat's house in DC.
Good solid wood. I did not have any of the mismatched pre-drilled holes others talked about. All fit well.
The cams are a bit weak so try not to turn it 180 degrees - it will break. A quarter turn will work fine. Make sure and be careful that cams are in the open position when fitting and assembling. When installing the keyboard drawer swing door, put washers under the hinge on the door side to raise it a bit. This will give you enough clearance between the door and drawer when closing - to close without friction or resistance.
this is a spacious big desk, very stable. the set-up did take a few hours for one person. So far it looks good. The only thing I am not very happy is the color: it is too dark, almost like black. Other than that, I am satisfied with my purchase.
This desk is BEAUTIFUL in person. The photo doesn't do it justice. It is REAL wood and not that pressed cork junk. It is a lot larger than it appears in the photo. Make sure you have enough room for it. I paid $!@#^& for this desk and similar products at Haverty's were nearly $!@#%^ plus tax and delivery. I was shocked at the high quality and beauty of this piece. I love using it every single day. The only issue was that two of the pieces were inverted and assembly took nearly 4.5 hours because we didn't realize the issue until the last step of the process. We had to go back and essentially start over. Other than that, this is a desk that I know will be in my home for many years.
Love this desk. Took a while to put together, but it is solid and provides a large surface area for laptop, lamp, papers, as well as breakfast/lunch :).
The only negative is because of the too tight assembly (and that drawer came pre-assembled), the magnet latch was not strong enough to keep it closed. But I simply installed to L brakets and turned it into a regular drawer. Have used it for a year daily and it is holding up and looks new.
Is the middle drawer a slide out keyboard tray, or just a place to store the keyboard when not in use?0798ashley on Jul 24, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello 0798ashley, The middle drawer is a keyboard tray. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 30, 2013
It is a slide out keyboard tray with a very annoying magnet, which does not keep the front part in place at all. It keeps opening up all of the time.2xyz on Feb 3, 2014
I have found that the magnet for the keyboard drawer does not hold the drawer closed. Several reviewers noted a similar problem. Does Overstock or the manufacturer have a replacement part to correct this problem?gigurl3220 on Jul 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello gigurl3220, please call Overstock Customer Service. They will provide excellent assistance! Good luck.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 23, 2013
You'll find that the bottom rail sags. Hold it up and try to close the drawer and you'll it works. I had to mount a pair of brackets to pull the rail up to the bottom of the desktop.eborg on Aug 3, 2013
The two long pieces of wood that support the desktop underneath are missing, can hey b purchased as replacement part?dlarey on May 11, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you dlarey for the question about the Writing/Computer Desk and your recent order missing parts. When something like this happens for future knowledge, just contact customer care and tell them what is wrong and or missing and they would be glad to help you out in any way shape or form to get the new parts to you free of charge. When we make a mistake we always take care of the problem at no charge to our great customers. I will set it up this time for you and a customer care agent will be contacting you to set up the shipment of the needed parts to finish your desk. Just make sure you have the instructions with the model and number, part numbers and part description so that the agent can put into the system exactly what it is you need so that you may finish your project. Remember, we will get this done and contact you so you need not do Anything more than answer the phone and tell what you need.Thank you for your business and again we appologize for the mix up and thank you for shopping Overstock.com. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on May 16, 2013
It is 5/29, and I still have not heard back from customer service!dlarey on May 29, 2013
Is the back finish? Can you put it in the middle of the room?gnal10 on Mar 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
how much space is there between the floor and the bottom of the drawers and is there a space at the back of the drawer for cable management? on Mar 20, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The center drawer of this desk is keyboard drawer, so there is a space at the back of the drawer for cable management. The height between the floor and the bottom of the drawers is 25.60 inch.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 23, 2012
is this desk solid wood (what kind?) or does it have engineered wood/mdf/paraticle board? on Mar 20, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
rubber wood...is that a soft wood or a hard wood? on Mar 20, 2012
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