I love this desk. In addition to perfectly matching my other pieces of black wood in my apartment, it's very compact and clean looking when closed, but when open provides a great amount of space for papers, laptop and accessories, and office supplies. The desk surface feels very stable when I work on it. I keep a pendaflex filing cabinet under it for additional storage. Also, it's about the easiest furniture to assemble -- you basically just screw on the legs! Highly recommended.