Don't be fooled, this desk is indeed sturdy if you take your time while putting it together. The instructions can be daunting at first, but take it slow and you'll end up with a large, beautiful desk. I'll admit at first I thought the desk was black when I opened the box. Not until you shine some light on it can you really see the espresso/brown shine through. The workspace is enormous and the hardware is beautiful. Looks much more expensive than what you pay for, although the top does seem to scratch pretty easily. There are two side drawers with lots of space. The front of the center drawer actually fold down and is a good space for your keyboard and mouse if you're using this as a computer desk. I am using Apple's wireless keyboard though which isn't full size, so I'm not sure if you could fit a full size keyboard and mouse in this tray. I highly recommend this desk! Very happy with my purchase.