I purchased this desk because I didn't want the typical "computer desk" look. The Arts & Craft styling and Asian flair made this desk very appealing. I've had this desk for about a month now and I love it! The size and space are wonderful, and there's a pull out keyboard tray with a decent amount of storage space. The instructions were easy to follow and assembly was relatively painless. The hardware was packaged separately and clearly marked. My only complaint is that two holes weren't drilled properly, but it wasn't a big deal. I had read other reviews on another web site so I felt comfortable ordering this product. The product description states, "light Halifax brown finish". Well, if light Halifax is DARK WALNUT then this is an accurate description. The color of the finish on this desk is a very dark brown. This is a beautiful piece of furniture. It's very sturdy, well made, and nice quality.