I got the entire set! 2 tables, 1 hutch, and L-shaped desk Everything was easy to assemble, sturdy, looks beautiful for not being your traditional brown color, and so easy to set up your work space in multiple ways.
Large and roomy workcenter. Exactly what was needed. Everything required to assemble was included. It was a little overwhelming. Take it slow and easy and follow the instructions. First day I finished the desk. The next day I completed the hutches. It looks great. Keep in mind as stated in other reviews, it is huge so put it together close to where you want it.
Let me start by getting the only negative part out of the way. The shipment came via freight in a total of 5 boxes. 1 box for the book case, 1 for the filing cabinet and the other 3 for the u-shaped desk and hutch. The negative part, 4 pieces of the hutch arrived damaged. You couldn't tell from the packaging they would be damaged. In fact everything was packaged really well. The great part about the damaged pieces was how easy it was to get them replaced. I called Bestar customer service and it took only minutes to get the 4 new pieces on the way to my house. The have great customer service. All replacement pieces arrived a couple days and they were not damaged. Now, to the assembly. I built the filing cabinet first, by myself, and it took me about 3 hours. Seems like a long time but I cleaned each piece before preparing it for assembly. It was relatively easy to build. The instructions are mostly clear, you just have to pay attention to the detail of the drawings and make sure to read each section with words. Places in the instructions that look like headers are probably valuable information to the build. Following the completion of the filing cabinet I built the bookshelf. Also by myself until the very end. Nailing in the back panel was too difficult to do alone. Holding the panel, nails and swinging a hammer all at once is a complicated task. All in all it took me 2 hours to complete the bookshelf. This included the time I spent cleaning each piece. The assembly of the l-shaped portion of the desk (credenza and inner-connect) didn't seem to take long at all. Simply cleaning each piece, placing hardware and assembling. I don't know how long it took but I would say about 2.5 hours. There are three drawers to assemble and they take time Assembling the outer part of the desk took less time, maybe 1.5 hours. Did most of this by myself, but assembled with a second person. Pieces are quite large and need to be held steady when securing everything together. Putting the hutch together was an easy but tedious task. Cleaning each piece, preparing doors and assembling was done mainly with 2 people and it took at least two hours. The hutch was quite heavy. Although getting it assembled to the top of desk was easy (two turns of a screw driver) it was difficult lifting it up and setting it in the right place. This is partially due to a lack of leverage when the desk is pushed into a corner leaving little room on one side to really lift the hutch. Now with everything put together it looks really, really nice. More than happy to have paid the money for all of it. The quality of this product in my opinion was more superior than expecting comparing it to other desks I have purchased in the past. It is big, I like the room. Plenty of space between the credenza and the desk. Also, the piece that connects them does not leave you lack space like other desks do. It is not a shallow depth in comparison to some of the others.
Bought this desk to use for a craft surface. Love the short hutch and lots of drawers. Went together easily, took one evening for the hutch, and one for the desk. You definitely need an assistant, and the ability to pay close attention to the pictures. Only issue we have seen is the narrow support over the large drawer could really use some more support. The surface is larger than it looks in the pictures. The package came well packed and there was no damage to the product. Found a cube bookcase at *** that matches this desk, and has the same finish.
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