So far, I like how this seems to function, but I am dismayed that it arrived with the box completely destroyed and a corner of the desk is crushed and showing the particle board interior. Overstock offered me compensation for the damage of $** which is a 9% discount for having what is a new, yet ugly-due-to-damage piece of furniture. Seems to me to be a minimal discount for unsightly damage.
The item was damaged in shipping. The drawers did not fit properly on the front and my husband modified it so that they could close properly without hitting each other. I was expecting something other than particle board with a veneer. On the positive side, it is finished all the way around so that you don't have to place it in a corner. Expect a full day to build the desk. There are MANY pieces to the desk. I will refrain from further comment.
Overall, this is a nice looking piece... but it is constructed of thick particle board which does not seem to have been manufactured very well. During assembly, the screws supplied began to actually pull the particle board apart. The pieces were properly pre-drilled as far as I could tell, and everything fit together relatively well. All the pieces even came undamaged... BUT as the 1.5" screws were about half way in, several of them started to cause the particle board to begin separating. Fortunately, this was no visible as it was on the undersides but it meant that the screwed had to had a lot more pressure applied to continue their movement "into" the particle board rather shredding it. Nice looking and seems sturdy otherwise.
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