This desk is shipped in two large, heavy boxes. All materials arrived undamaged and well-packed. True to the other reviews, this desk took myself and a friend 2 hours and 45 minutes to put together (I timed it!). I would highly recommend having somebody help you put this together. The directions were very well written and diagrams clear; just pay close attention when reading. The trickiest part of putting the desk together was getting the large top piece flush with the rest of the desk, and then some body maneuvering to reach some fasteners. Also a bit tricky were the many, many coil-like fasteners used to hold the desk together. They are not my favorite type of screw, as it is sometimes hard to turn them tightly enough (have a hex screwdriver ready!). Overall, however, this desk was easier to put together than many similar items, and it is a beautiful, large desk. The drawers slide very smoothly and the whole thing is well-constructed. A total of four drawers: one file drawer on the left, one long shallow drawer in the middle, and two medium-sized drawers on the right. I find the drawers ample space for my needs. The file drawer hangs files so that they face in to the desk, i.e. if you are sitting in a chair and pull open the drawer, the file names will be facing you, which makes it easy to find files. I am very happy with this purchase and with this item.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched perfectly
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate