Simple Living Como Modern Writing Desk

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ITEM# 16145560
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    ITEM#: 16145560

    Decorate your office in a sleek way with this stylish Como modern writing desk by Simple Living. Clean lines, asymmetrical and angular accents give this writing desk its unique contemporary style. With this spacious desk, there's plenty of work space for writing or computing.

    Features:
    • 1 file drawer, 2 accessory drawers, and 1 desk
    • Space saver
    • Unique and contemporary look
    • Asymmetrical and angular accents
    • Grey, white, black
    • 29.75 inches high x 49.5 inches wide x 20 inches deep


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    Specs

    Features
    Style Modern & Contemporary
    Material MDF
    Desk Type Computer Desks, Writing Desks
    Assembly Assembly Required
    Color Black, Grey, White
    Product Features Drawers
    Set Includes 1 Piece
    Shape Rectangular
    • Beautiful desk with lots of space
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      Since this is the desk’s first review, I’m going to try to be as thorough as possible. Normally I don’t like to buy things without reviews, but I took a chance on this desk because it looked so good in the pictures and I’m glad I did. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now and I love it! I was looking for a desk that would be able to hold two computer monitors side by side. Though the desk surface in the pictures looked small, the dimensions suggested it should work. I’m actually not sure how the pictures managed to make the desk look so small. The two monitors I have (19” and 20”) fit comfortably next to each other on this desk with plenty of space left for the keyboard, mouse, assorted trinkets, and for me to have a notebook out to write without having to move anything else out of the way. My legs also still fit comfortably under the desk next to my full-size PC tower. Of course, using it with a laptop would give you even more space to work with. I bought the Grey/White color option and it looks just as appealing in person as in the picture. I’ve gotten several compliments on it and questions about where I got it. Almost all of the surfaces of the desk’s pieces have the colored finishing on them, so it looks great from any angle. I love all of the storage space! The two smaller drawers hold a surprising amount of stuff and the larger one still has space for more after putting a pile of notebooks and sketchbooks in there. The larger drawer also has wire rods on the sides for hanging file folders. The pieces feel sturdy and the slides for the drawers are metal, so I’m confident that this desk will last. When I first received this desk, it came with a damaged part. There was contact information for the manufacturer with the desk and they were great about sending me a replacement. I got it (and some extra assembly pieces) within a week of first contacting them. As for the actual assembly, the instructions are just pictures and some of them aren’t quite as clear as I needed them to be (particularly the illustrations of attaching the drawer slides; it was hard for me to tell which direction they were facing), but if you take the time to study them and take it slow during assembly, it shouldn’t be a problem. The instructions actually made the assembly look more intimidating and difficult than it wound up being. All of the screws, dowels, and little assembly bits come mixed together in one large bag. I definitely recommend taking the time to sort through them and separate them according to the letters the instructions assign them before you begin. Some of the pieces look very similar and there were a couple instances where the easiest way for me to tell which piece was which was to count how many there were. The instructions suggest having two people, but I was able to put it together on my own. It took me about 2 ½ hours taking it slow and pausing a few times to study the instructions. It’s only the third piece of furniture I’ve ever assembled on my own, so someone with more experience could probably put everything together faster. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with this desk and I highly recommend it.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: White

      The writing desk I got from Overstock is exactly what I was looking for, it’s simple style is perfect for my space and was easy assemble.The white writing desk is sturdy and stylish and most importantly, very affordable.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

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      Very very nice contemporary writing desk...really glad we found them and bought two. The kids are happy and I would surely recommend these to anyone looking for contemporary/modern furniture.

    • Good value and great packaging
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      I bought the Como desk in grey and white. I am pleased with it, and was particularly impressed with the packaging and instructions. It looks nice and, due to its relative compactness, fits well against a section of wall that is split up by an inopportune radiator. Nonetheless there is fairly substantial table top area. It is made from inexpensive materials, but this also makes the desk easier to assemble. The packaging clearly showed forethought. The pieces were placed in Styrofoam, corners were cushioned, and even the bag with bolts, screws, etc. had a ribbon to open it. All stickers and labels attached to the various boards were placed on sides not visible once the desk was assembled. Delivery arrived promptly. The instructions are on one sheet, but all the parts are drawn out and labeled in detail. Each part depicted in the instruction manual was assigned a number, and a corresponding numbered sticker was attached to the corresponding actual piece. The assembly and many of the parts were very similar to ***. Screws went in easily into the soft material, and the holes all lined up as they should. The assembly kit comes with glue to use along with wooden pegs, but I have not determined yet if the glue was useful at all. Some warnings to bear in mind: --The large bottom-left drawer is specifically for hanging file folders - it is not a general use drawer. --The instructions are in small font that may be hard to read. --Some of the fasteners are very similar to each other - be careful not to confuse them! --You will probably need a second person to help with the final assembly - holding down all the pieces while they are forced together.

    • Modern looking office desk, no keyboard tray
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      This desk is a very nice, clean, modern looking desk. The gray and white combination with an angled rack looks very sleek. File cabinet and 2 drawers are good size. It has a lot of pieces for assembly, but the each part was clearly labeled, and instruction had clear drawings to put it all together correctly the first time. It is a 5* writing or small office desk. Only thing lacking is the keyboard tray, otherwise it would be a neat computer desk as well.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      The desk was very easy to assemble . The desk is good quality. I am very happy with the writing desk.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black | White

      This is the third Simple Living Combo Modern Writing Desk desk that we purchased for our kids from Overstock. Our two boys have the black desk and recently our 11 year old daughter wanted a desk for her school work. After shopping around online at all of the options, we found the same desk that we had purchased for our boys from Overstock in white. For the price the quality is great! There are three easy sliding drawers on the left and a little book shelf on the right side. We have no complaints. Would purchase again!

    • Just what we needed
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      This desk is now my "office" in a corner of our living room and it is exactly what we needed - sturdy and simple! We are very happy with it!

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      Love this desk easy to put together very contemporary looking

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: White

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      I am sitting at this desk as I write this review. It happens to be the perfect heigh for the chair I had for my office. The drawer sizes are actually generous.

    • Beautiful desk with lots of space
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      Since this is the desk’s first review, I’m going to try to be as thorough as possible. Normally I don’t like to buy things without reviews, but I took a chance on this desk because it looked so good in the pictures and I’m glad I did. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks now and I love it! I was looking for a desk that would be able to hold two computer monitors side by side. Though the desk surface in the pictures looked small, the dimensions suggested it should work. I’m actually not sure how the pictures managed to make the desk look so small. The two monitors I have (19” and 20”) fit comfortably next to each other on this desk with plenty of space left for the keyboard, mouse, assorted trinkets, and for me to have a notebook out to write without having to move anything else out of the way. My legs also still fit comfortably under the desk next to my full-size PC tower. Of course, using it with a laptop would give you even more space to work with. I bought the Grey/White color option and it looks just as appealing in person as in the picture. I’ve gotten several compliments on it and questions about where I got it. Almost all of the surfaces of the desk’s pieces have the colored finishing on them, so it looks great from any angle. I love all of the storage space! The two smaller drawers hold a surprising amount of stuff and the larger one still has space for more after putting a pile of notebooks and sketchbooks in there. The larger drawer also has wire rods on the sides for hanging file folders. The pieces feel sturdy and the slides for the drawers are metal, so I’m confident that this desk will last. When I first received this desk, it came with a damaged part. There was contact information for the manufacturer with the desk and they were great about sending me a replacement. I got it (and some extra assembly pieces) within a week of first contacting them. As for the actual assembly, the instructions are just pictures and some of them aren’t quite as clear as I needed them to be (particularly the illustrations of attaching the drawer slides; it was hard for me to tell which direction they were facing), but if you take the time to study them and take it slow during assembly, it shouldn’t be a problem. The instructions actually made the assembly look more intimidating and difficult than it wound up being. All of the screws, dowels, and little assembly bits come mixed together in one large bag. I definitely recommend taking the time to sort through them and separate them according to the letters the instructions assign them before you begin. Some of the pieces look very similar and there were a couple instances where the easiest way for me to tell which piece was which was to count how many there were. The instructions suggest having two people, but I was able to put it together on my own. It took me about 2 ½ hours taking it slow and pausing a few times to study the instructions. It’s only the third piece of furniture I’ve ever assembled on my own, so someone with more experience could probably put everything together faster. Overall, I’m extremely pleased with this desk and I highly recommend it.

    • Good value and great packaging
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      I bought the Como desk in grey and white. I am pleased with it, and was particularly impressed with the packaging and instructions. It looks nice and, due to its relative compactness, fits well against a section of wall that is split up by an inopportune radiator. Nonetheless there is fairly substantial table top area. It is made from inexpensive materials, but this also makes the desk easier to assemble. The packaging clearly showed forethought. The pieces were placed in Styrofoam, corners were cushioned, and even the bag with bolts, screws, etc. had a ribbon to open it. All stickers and labels attached to the various boards were placed on sides not visible once the desk was assembled. Delivery arrived promptly. The instructions are on one sheet, but all the parts are drawn out and labeled in detail. Each part depicted in the instruction manual was assigned a number, and a corresponding numbered sticker was attached to the corresponding actual piece. The assembly and many of the parts were very similar to ***. Screws went in easily into the soft material, and the holes all lined up as they should. The assembly kit comes with glue to use along with wooden pegs, but I have not determined yet if the glue was useful at all. Some warnings to bear in mind: --The large bottom-left drawer is specifically for hanging file folders - it is not a general use drawer. --The instructions are in small font that may be hard to read. --Some of the fasteners are very similar to each other - be careful not to confuse them! --You will probably need a second person to help with the final assembly - holding down all the pieces while they are forced together.

    • Desk was success
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      The wood is very sturdy! The directions are user friendly. I love the design. Took me 4 hours to put together. This is my first home project. I'm happy With results

    • Cute desk for a teen
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      This desk was purchased for a teen's bedroom where a smaller size was needed. We chose solid black. Visually it does not consume a large space due to the open shelves and slanted design. The large bottom drawer has the hardware for hanging file folders. It is very sturdy and finished nicely.No jagged edges or misaligned pieces. Be prepared for the time it will take to put the many together, a few hours,

    • Amazing for the price
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      The material is thin, but it looks great and works well. The drawers slide out easily and it's a great size. I love the bookshelf. It's not the most durable, but I think it will last for awhile. Can't beat the price!

    • Disappointed
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

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      I have had this desk now for several months. I am happy with the appearance and materials. I am extremely disappointed with two features. 1. the hanging file drawer....the drawer will not open far enough to get to the files in the back of the drawer. You hurt your fingers while trying to pull those files out far enough to take one out. You can't file anything in them. 2. the shelving on the end is not tall enough to stand up standard sized notebooks. You have to lay them down (both shelves). Wish I had known this before I ordered.

    • Lot of work, okay quality
      Verified Purchase
      Option: White

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      Although it said in the instructions that it would take 2 people one hour to put together, it took 3 people about 3 hours, and my husband used to be a cabinet builder! So many pieces! When put together it's nice and heavy, but the finish is strange. The top is textured from the paint being sprayed on. It's a even coat, but evenly bumpy, like sandpaper, but not as sharp. We'll have to get a piece of glass for the top for my daughter to write on paper without the texture showing through. The glass will also be helpful because the top seems like it can easily be damaged. Not worth returning after spending SO long building. My 11 year old daughter loved the modern style and is happy with it. I guess for the price, that's satisfying enough.

    • Do NoT buy this desk
      Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      First thing I've purchsed from overstock that I am totally digested with. Me daughter worked for a store where she put furniture together for a living. She attempted to put this junk together and it was falling apart as she tried. I want up to assist and every movement cause it to fall apart again. The wooden dowels are not sufficent to hold it together. The few screws with it are too short to hold the front of the drawers on. They give you some glue. Great! I had better glue and was able to get the fronts on. We purchased hardware to try to fix the problem . It is cheap paperboard and once together , looks awful. I now have to hire someone( my house contractor/ carpenter) to see if he can salvage this piece of junk. For what I'm goin to pay him, I could have purchased a better desk but my daughter liked the look of this one. It was far too heavy and would have costs half the price of the desk. I purchsed another desk for me for half the price of this one and it is great. DO NOT waste your money

    • Nifty desk
      Verified Purchase
      Option: White

      For the money, this desk is pretty nice. It was considerably cheaper than comparable models I found on the net. When you first open the box, assembly seems rather daunting. However, it only took me around an hour and a half to complete the job. Everything was aligned properly and it really wasn't hard. I sort of enjoyed it....it looks super nice now that my condo is no longer a disaster zone. I'm happy with it.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      There is a unfinished part in bottom of the desk and there is a groove on the frontside of table.other wise it's really good,I like it.

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      Option: Grey/White

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      This is a very nice desk. I bought it for my teenage son, he assembled it himself, and he's very happy with it. I like that it has drawers (hard to find in a lot of desks these days) and the hidden bookshelf on the side is nice too. Smallish footprint good for a bedroom/student desk. Like the gray and white color.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      Loved it! Take your time putting it together.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

      It's is beautiful, sturdy, and the instructions were exact. Took me a little while, but very happy with this experience.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: White

      Took about an hour to setup. Seems pretty sturdy!

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      We had limited space and this provided us what we needed with a desk, drawers and shelving for that space.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Grey/White

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      Decent quality for the price and fairly easy to assemble. My teenage daughter and I assembled the desk in a little over an hour. We've this desk for 3 years now and it has help up well.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      Great value; beautiful; great for small spaces. I bought the black desk and I simply love it.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      Great product and looks great!!

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      Very hard to put together. It took us 3 hours. After that, however... it looks beautiful. We got it for my son's room and he is thrilled.

    • Verified Purchase
      Option: Black

      I love the drawer space and I love how sturdy it is

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      • A:

        Dimensions 29.75 inches high x 49.5 inches wide x 20 inches deep.

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      "How wide is the opening for a chair?"

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      "I bought this recently but couldn't find the instructions."

      • A:

        Hi, sorry for your dilemma but my instruction were in the box.

    • Q:

      "Is the back painted also?"

      • A:

        Yes – the back will be painted

    • Q:

      "Is this desk really 49.5 inches long as stated in the specs?"

      • A:

        This is indeed 29.75 inches high x 49.5 inches wide x 20 inches deep.

      • A:

        yes it is 49.5 inches

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      "When I followed the directions to a T, the drawers couldn’t be inserted at the end. So my desk is useless for what I bought it for. Did anyone run into this? Can you please help me?"

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      "How wide are the drawers? I'm particularly interested in the inside dimensions of the bottom file drawer."

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