Overall, I am happy with the purchase of this desk. I find the quality fair for the price, however I wish the drawers were a bit more sturdy. The desk does look great though, and it has really helped with the organization and hiding of many miscellaneous items. We have it at the end of our entryway, in a corner between the kitchen and family room. I assembled this desk by myself in 8 hours. The directions were easy to follow, it just took long because it was a tedious process that included LOTS of parts. In the end I recommend the product , and am happy that I did not spent two to five times more for a pre-assembled secretary desk from a local furniture store. I am also happy with Overstock - shipping was timely and all of the pieces arrived in proper condition.