I needed a secretary style desk for my kitchen to house my laptop and control the papers that seem to constantly clutter my dining table and kitchen counters. I ordered this desk because it was hard to find a desk of this type in black for such a reasonable price. The desk came yesterday and I put it together today in about 25 minutes--all I needed to do was attach the legs to the table with the enclosed wrench and I was done. I'm very impressed with the quality and appearance. However, I do want to note that while the description of the hardware said it was brushed nickel, leading me to believe it would be a silver color, it's more of a brushed brass with undertones of yellow. Other than that, I am very happy with the purchase so far!