I love the desk and would have given it five start but for two issues. The first is that it had a very strong chemical odor that took almost three weeks to completly disappear. The second issue is that the finish on the edges of the front of the desk scratches off much too easily.
This desk was really easy to put together and I've used it for two years now. The drawers have held up well, but aren't very deep, so it's best for small office supplies. The finish is more matte and I would imagine that the desk top might be easily scratched. I had a piece of glass cut to fit to prevent that from happening. This is a great buy if you're looking for a Parson-style desk without the lofty price tag.
As many other reviewers have noted, I was really interested in purchasing a higher end Parsons table that I initially viewed on a popular interior design/home decorating site. I wanted the same look & style, but for less; AND with above average quality. This desk met and exceeded my expectations. I was surprised at how sturdy and heavy it is. It arrived in pristine condition and was very easy to assemble (just attach the 4-legs). Unlike the complaints of some reviewers, I found that the pull-out drawers extended out far enough for me. For those that desire the silk-like smoothness of drawers that pull out on rollers, this desk is not for you. HOWEVER, the fact that the drawers are not on rollers didn't bother me in the least and the drawers pull out easily and smoothly. The finish is VERY nice. It is a SEMI-gloss finish (not HIGH gloss), which some reviewers wanted. I use this in my home office for my printer, office phone, stapler, and post-it-note cube.
Beautiful desk, packaged extremely well with no scratches, easily assembled and very sturdy. Looks very much like the Parsons desk with a low shine finish. Exactly what we wanted at a great price!
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