I was looking for a desk with a lot of room to spread out! This fits the bill. It is darker than the picture but the color is rich and I have gotten many compliments. It was easy to assemble and seems well built. I did add an additional 3 drawer Boss pedistal that I had to purchase from a different distributor but it was a great addition and matched perfect. If you're on the fence about ordering this desk and you have the room, go for it!