I wanted a solid, dark wood-looking desk and this one is perfect. I use this desk at home and it fits my needs perfectly. I have plans later on to finish my office setup and plan to purchase the credenza that goes with the desk to make the L shape out of my desk. Assembling was easy. It didn't take me too long and I could assemble it by myself. As for quality ... it is very durable. After a year of use and in a home with 4 kids and a dog, the desk has no nicks or scratches ... this is due to the laminate and solid quality of the materials.