I have never written a review for a product before, but I wanted to counter several things I saw in negative reviews that almost kept me from buying the desk: 1) The quality is top notch for the price (under $***) and for being of Chinese origin. Seriously, who expects a fine piece of heirloom quality craftsmanship for this price?? 2) The packaging was actually very surprising in a good way. I saw several reviews commenting on damage and when I got my desks (we ordered two) there were several decent sized holes in the boxes no bigger that a golf ball and i was a little worried. However, when I opened the boxes, the amount of Styrofoam and and the way the desk was packed meant there was at least a 2 inch gap between the box and the desk. I think any damage to the desk that others have experienced is not the fault of the seller. 3) if you are mildly handy and have access to a metric socket set and a powered screw gun or power screw driver, you can put this desk together no problem. The complaints about being hard to put together are laughable. Seriously laughable. If try to put this together with the little wrench that comes with the desk, then you deserve to be frustrated and need to ask your brother-in-law for help or pay someone to put it together.
More frustrated with the shipping than the desk itself; received a damaged desk that had been returned (previous RIM # was written on the damaged box); the time it took to exchange the damaged desk for a new one was a hassle. As other reviewers stated, the drawers are super shallow (the plastic clip keeps getting caught on my <1in. thick makeup brush bag), the desk isn't as glossy as you'd expect from looking at photos. For now it does the trick as a vanity and desk.
I have a small office and the size fit great. The only complaint I have is the depth of the drawers. You cannot fit more than a slim notebbook, pens, and shallow items, so keep that in mind. I purchased a clear vinyl pad to cover the top where I write sometimes with pen to keep off marks. It may not be the best white desk, but fits my purpose for a smaller size but adequate desk, style and price.
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