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  • Well made and sturdy
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    No problems with the assembly. Would definitely consider other products from this manufacturer.

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  • Looks nice, but quality is lacking, assembly long
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    Looks good, but close up the desktop is made up of merged strips of wood to look like one solid wood board. Assembly was difficult and took several hours, I thought I could have built it from scratch in that time. Much more than usual. Not a real value at the price paid.

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  • Great desk for the price
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    Great product, looks like its work a lot more than I paid especially when I consider that comparable desks are in the $$$$ range. As far as assembly, I found it to be very straightforward and easy with power tools, however, the cam lock screws strip so don't get too trigger happy. All in all a great deal.

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  • Great desk
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    I have looked for a long time both online and in stores for a desk for a home office. I wanted a larger (60"+) desk because I use a laptop and an ipad. There is plenty of room for both plus space to write. My style tends to be clean lines and sturdy and this desk is exactly that. It arrived on time and in great shape. My husband put it together in a morning, so I cannot say if the process was easy or not. The middle drawer is a bit stiff right now and I am assuming that it will get easier to open over time. The magnet latch, although only one for this drawer, seems fine. Overall, an excellent desk for me.

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  • This desk is well made.
    Verified Purchase

    Bought this desk for a small office space and it is large enough for a desktop computer with ample working space. It is sturdy and fits any decor. I am happy with this purchase.

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  • Great Quality Desk
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    This desk is a great buy. It looks like I paid much more for it. I have to agree with other reviews that it took a few hours to assemble. Also, the magnet on the keyboard drawer does not stay shut. I have yet to find a solution (maybe a stonger magnet?) I'm still very pleased with my purchase.

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  • Beautiful heavy desk but drawer doesn't work
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    I love the way this desk looks and the wood is heavy and looks expensive. However, the desk drawer had a crack, screws were not properly aligned, and drawer does not open and close which was disappointing. After all the time spent, putting this desk together, we have decided not to use the drawer. It would be too labor intensive not to mention expensive boxing and sending it back.

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  • Some Pieces are Great ......
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    Purchased 2 of these for office desks after having read the reviews. Some of the pieces are very well built (top and legs) while the drawers are marginal. I checked the reviews and the biggest issue seemed to be the number of pieces to assemble which I would agree. The installation instructions are reasonable but they certainly could have pre-assembled the drawers given the size of the cartons shipped in. The boxes both came visually damaged, but the packaging is generally good with generous amounts of styrofoam. The first one did not have any damage and the external package was in the worst shape. The top of the second one had a nick on the edge and one of the legs was broken but this must have been from the factory since that package had the least damage of any of them. So, now about the quality 1) Almost all of the screw holes are pre-drilled, except for the slides on the bottom of the drawers and since this is chipboard, it split unless I predrilled holes - which I did. 2) On the second package, half of the #3 screws had a head that went right through the drawer slide holes that they were supposed to mount 3) The magnetic catch for the keyboard tray/drawer is wimpy. It is only a two strike and should be a three strike. Off to the local hardware store for another one. 4) Very disappointed with the drawers. Lots of pieces of chipboard - could have been real wood and assembled at factory. All in all, I would have expected a little higher quality for the price

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  • Looks great - lots of work!
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    This is a great desk. It looks way more expensive than it is and is very sturdy. However, it is a bear to put together! I recommend this desk, but if you buy it, be prepared for the task ahead of you!

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    beautiful desk for the money, came in two packages and was pretty easy to assemble

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  • Talisman 2-drawer Writing Desk
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    I love this desk. I've been looking for something like it for a while and am very pleased to have found this one. Quality is excellent. Appearance is excellent. The assembly instructions are very good - I really had no problem putting it together. However (there are always howevers) there were a few issues, The pieces are all labeled with a sticker corresponding to the instructions but two mirrored pieces had their stickers switched which caused me a little confusion for a while. The diagrams are usually quite clear but a few of them could have used a little more detail. But nothing caused me more than a few minutes extra thought. Overall, I would certainly recommend it to a friend.

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  • Talisman 2 drawer writing desk
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    We received the desk and console faster than I could believe. My husband spent an entire Sunday putting the items together. The directions were not the best but he succeeded. One of the last items to put in place was the desk top. Unfortunately there was a crack in the top. He couldn't believe it. I contacted Overstock by chat. They were fabulous. All we could think about was having to disassemble the desk and send it back. They took the information and kept me informed daily as to what we would need to do. After about 3 days they told us they were replacing the desk top and we did not need to send back the other top. What a relief. I highly recommend using Overstock. They were great to work with when you have a problem. Granted, I haven't seen the top yet but I'm sure it will be here soon.

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  • The perfect computer desk
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    After 20 years struggling with a cumbersome office layout, crumbling paperboard furniture; the Talisman 2-drawer Writing Desk was the perfect solution. It is solid with plenty of surface space, 2 handy drawers and keyboard shelf. We highly recommend this product!

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  • Writing/Computer Desk
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    This desk is quite handsome after being put together - refined and modern looking. My only complaint was with the assembly directions. They were in very small print, making it not only hard to read but hard to determine what predrilled holes certain screws went into. The drawer slides were confusing because there was a definite right and left side which was not mentioned. The person who assembled it had lots of experience in this type of work but thought the directions were not that user friendly. It took about 3 hours to assemble but I am happy with the desk. It looks great in my room. I would not recommend this as a first "assembly" project.

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  • Positive review
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    I am so glad I ordered this desk. It arrived in 2-boxes and shipped with no problems. I love the 2-drawers and the keyboard drawer. I specifically needed a larger surface and this desk delivered the 63" X 28". If you follow the directions step by step it is easy and fun to assemble. Before putting the top on be sure all screws in the drawer area are put in. I was aware of this and still managed to miss two screws but it does not seem to have a negative effect. I love this desk!!

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  • Great desk, difficult assembly
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    This desk is the perfect size, it's a lovely color, and it's very sturdy. However, it took 4 hours for two adults to put it together. When it came time to put the top on some of the holes did not line up. We ended up removing a peg to get it to fit. Also, the magnet lock on the keyboard tray is completely useless. Don't even bother putting it on. I planned to use it as a drawer and not a keyboard tray so we ended up gluing the hinges so it would stay closed. I would recommend this desk but be aware that assembly is difficult and lengthy.

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  • Great desk
    Verified Purchase

    This is a great, solid desk. Do need a drill to attach the sliders. Relatively easy to assemble, easier with 2 people to life the desk top onto the base. Another great buy from overstock.

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  • Simple, yet elegant desk
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    The desk is beautiful and sturdy. It is solid wood, and came without scratches or dents. It looks very nice in our office. The only issue we have is with the keyboard drawer. When you rest anything with moderate weight on the desk, laptop, arms, etc, the front panel of the drawer opens. We are going to adjust the position of the magnet and perhaps add a second magnet to resolve the issue. Otherwise, we are extremely pleased! We bought two for a double office space. So far, we have built one of them, and we plan on building the second one this weekend.

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  • Better than I imagined.
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    I read the measurements on the site and all the reviews, but I was still surprised with the quality of this desk. And yes, it does seem larger than the measurements and it sure looks so much larger than the online picture. This is not a bad thing this is a good thing for me even more, I feel even more like I got more for my money. We are very pleased with this purchase, it is extremely heavy and made of good quality!!

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  • Excellent
    Verified Purchase

    Great desk. Only draw back was that you have to put it together. It was pretty easy as long as you read the directions. Well worth the money. This desk in a showroom put together could be anywhere from 500 to 600 dollars. Great product. Very happy with it.

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