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 is well-made. It has a smooth finish. The blue is very pretty and offsets the white nicely. It matches the teal pneumonic chair perfectly. Lots of space on it. I love the legs. Plenty of storage. Would definitely buy again!
We purchased this desk for our 8 year old daughters bedroom. It is perfect. She loves it and we love it. It was very easy for my husband to put together - everything matched perfectly. The quality is excellent - very sturdy and well made. The desk drawers don't glide like those on soft close drawers but they aren't bad at all. In fact, if i hadn't read about that in a prior review before purchasing, I don't think I would've given it a second thought. We purchased this desk after finding a similar desk on pottery barn that was discontinued....then we found it on west elm and we would've paid so much more for it there. I have read other reviews on it not being glossy white. I think our desk is definitely not matte finish and i would consider it glossy white but not shiny white but I haven't seen the exact west elm desk that others have compared it to. She LOVES this desk. It is great quality and i love the simple clean lines. We are so happy with our purchase. Overstock delivered in a timely manner which is so much quicker than anything we have ever purchased from west elm. Happy!
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.
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