The desk comes in 5 packages and 3 of the packages are very heavy. Its difficult even for 2 people to carry it around. The delivery guy had no dolly to transfer it and had to leave it outside our home. It does take a very long time to construct this - close to 4 hours provided you have an electric drill or more. The desk and credenza are easy to build. The hutch is toughest one and really heavy to put it up on the desk. We did not attach the doors and the top on the hutch before attaching it to the desk, to reduce a bit of weight. They were easy to put on later. The bridge did not fit very well into the desk and credenza. The metal clasp that is meant to hold it to the other pieces did not align very well with the edge pieces, showing a little gap. Its a bit annoying to look at. Also the filing cabinet is tricky to put cos one person has to hold the cabinet while its being aligned to fit the screw into the provided holes. All in all its not very easy to put this furniture together but it does look good. It sure does look huge with the hutch. Also because of the packaging, all the pieces would have a very sticky film of thread on it...its very difficult to clean/wipe it off and leaves your room pretty dirty. It took 2-3 rounds of cleaning to clean the desk as well as the room. Having said all of that it is still a good buy for that price - just make sure to devote a lot of time to building it. Also do not go by the overstock policy of shipping for oversized item. Their website says that the delivery company will give you 24-48 hours notice before setting up a delivery time. No they do not. Fedex delivered for us and they called me the day they were planning to deliver it. We were out of town that day since it seemed that delivery estimate was 2-4 weeks and not 2 days like it happened for us. Fortunately fedex was nice enough it hold it for us till we came back. Early delivery is definitely a positive - although the timing was completely wrong for us.
- How accurate was the sizing? Pretty accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks good and heavy for laminate
- Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes