The desk seems sturdy, my only complaint is that the pull-out shelf where the keyboard sits is kind of low, when you pull it out it is pretty much on your lap. This is annoying to me because I like to sit with my legs crossed or criss-crossed in the chair and I cannot, even with my chair on the lowest setting. I got the black and it looks very sharp and expensive.
I ordered this desk because it was the cheapest and sleekest design I could find to try a standing computer work station. My horrible computer posture was beginning to have other health consequences, and I needed to make a change. I am trying this one at home, and if it works out, I will switch at work too. I got this desk assembled in under an hour, and have been using it for the last couple of hours, and I'm sold. There will definitely be an adjustment as my feet get used to standing while I work (standing still is a lot more fatiguing than moving around, if you ask me), but I can already feel my spine coming back into alignment. This unit is small enough that I can put it right in the living room - don't have to sequester myself to work - but if I need more privacy, or just want it out of the way for company, it's on casters and is easy to move into the office. If you have poor posture at your desk, or get stiff neck/achy back from sitting at your computer, consider standing while you work, before your spine curls up like mine was starting to do! :)
I looked at a lot of standing workstations, and this is the only one I found that had the perfect combination of being compact, portable, and affordable.
This workstation looks very nice, and is compact enough for the small space we were using it for. The only drawback of this product was the instructions for assembly....a little confusing at times, and we had to disassemble one time to go back to the previous step.
Got mine today, easy assembly. 66 in. X 56 in (the "L" Shape) X 29.5 in (Height) are the "real" useful dimensions. Fits well with my little study (108 sq ft, square shaped). If you have a desktop, the caddy can hold your CPU. However, as a laptop user, I would prefer a matching cabin with two or three drawers instead of the caddy.
The sides of the desk can be interchanged to make the right side work as the left and vice-versa. The product's description does not highlight this feature, neither does the customer service rep on the phone and/or online know about this.
When I put it together, I realized the holes for the screws on the sides are on both ends to provide for this feature.
On the whole, this is a good buy, reasonably priced, fast shipping, and I am sure durable for years to come.
This desk is heavy and beautiful. My husband put it together and he said that the plastic pieces are flimsy. He said the bolts break easily with too much torque so be careful. This desk comes in two boxes and many pieces so be prepared to spend a few hours putting it together. I bought the mahogany finished desk and it is very beautiful.
This table is really tall. I wouldn't recommend it for anyone who doesn't have a very tall computer chair. I usually use my computer in front of the tv, sitting on the sofa, and this was just way too tall. I had my husband cut it down about 4 inches, but it is still a little too high. It is very sturdy though, and doesn't tip like my old one. The drawback of its height is not easily fixed, but it would be perfect for someone who needs a stand up workstation.
1). Not only was every piece included but it came with spares. 2.) Every whole and accessory was well prepped for assembly, very neatly presented (you don't have to worry bout this not fitting, that not fitting, short, long etc....). 3). Assembly was easy if you have done this before, otherwise it will be intermediate and maybe its worth getting someone to put it together, because once assembled its a STURDY KEEPER (so don't mess it up and take your time). Although the manual fails to pinpoint what boards should be faced towards the interior or exterior side, take your time and you should be able to figure it out. 4). The finish is very nice, it is actually slightly darker then advertised, instead of using a particular color name, I will explain in minor detail... It is dark brownish, with a cherry touch finish... Looks very rich and very neat. Better then tables that I have seen and bought for over 300$.... Best one I bought yet. 5). Very spacious, I fit my Epson Artison 810 printer on the printer input bracket, A 23 inch Asus lcd monitor, 3 speakers on dash to hanging on the wall, and a sub inputted in a bracket within the table. I fit My FULL TOWER PC normally..and it also has room for some books, printer accessories and dvd's. If you are looking for a whole cabinet this is not for you, its a computer table not a closet, It will fit your PC needs though. 5). 5 Year warranty! Yes, for that amount, its quite a bargain. I can see why they give there customers this kind of guarantee. 6). Quick delivery by overstock, great customer service as always!
From the looks of this desk on the website, I liked its very modern and elegant look. Package arrived quickly and safely, nothing damaged. After a 3 hour assembly, I was most impressed with outcome. From a far this table looks attractive and the espresso color accents any room nicely. The color also gives the reinforcing appearance of a desk that has a strong foundation, and it does, this desk is SOLID. I weight 220lbs and feel confident sitting or standing on top of the desk, it does not give, and does not shake.
The sublte details of the desk are what really impressed me. You can't see it from the picture, but the frosted glass is trimmed with clear glass to denote edges. All of the glass top sides are also slightly curvilinear, giving it a sleek look, especially where one sits, the glass curves in slightly..nice touch. These curves carry over to the raised printer stand also, but I put my widescreen mointor on there instead and it looks slick, leaving the main desk open with lots of space to write and work. While the dimensions of the desk stated are true, they are for the widest part only, and actually tapers in at the edges thanks to the curves, making it looks slightly smaller than what I expected, but that worked out perfectly. The keyboard tray under the table glides smoothly. I added a espresso pen tray on the side of the keyboard tray and not only is more functional now, but there is still plently of space for my keyboard to be on there, AND be centered on the tray. The magazine tray on the side is helpful in storing papars, magazines, external hard drive, etc.
I get lots of compliments on this desk and am far move impressed with it in person that on the website. All in all, if anyone who is looking for a sturdy, modern, functional and attractive desk, this is the one for you.
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