rlimbaugh Review

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Worth the money
 from Oregon,  Mar 7, 2013

As a woodworker, my daughter wanted me to build a desk for her room. There wasn't room for a Mission Style desk to match the bed I had her, and time was an issue, so my daughter and I picked this desk out for her room. We had a specific area (size restriction) for it to fit, so the dimensions were important. When it arrived, the box was damaged but because of how it was packaged, with 1/2" Styrofoam sheets, nothing inside was damaged. It was well packaged inside. All the hardware was packaged and labeled individually to match the instructions. There was even a bag of "extra" parts and assembly tool (screwdriver... but I used my own tools). Assembly instructions were surprisingly thorough and well described, including images, making assembly remarkably easy. The pre-installed cams in some of the panels, that the bolts screw into, might need to be pushed down into their holes a bit, and rotated slightly using the screwdriver slot on top if the cams... so that the threaded holes line up for the bolts. This is not an issue in any way. The assembly might require a second set of hands if you are not familiar with KD (knock down) assembly techniques. The only area to be concerned about, is when any panel is installed onto the frame, make sure that you don't let it "hang" loose without supporting the uninstalled side... and don't lift any part of the desk by a panel that is not completely installed on both sides because you are dealing with particleboard, not solid hardwood, and heavy, unsupported stress on the edges is not a good idea. Don't let the particleboard put you off. Once assembled, it is plenty strong for its purpose. If solid hardwood is what you want, expect to pay a LOT more for a desk and shipping. With this desk, the frame alone is worth the money.

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellent
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Better than I expected
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Well described
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