Rated 4.3 out of 5�by 61
Rated 5 out of 5�by SWFLRealtor Nice desk
We needed a smaller desk for a second office in our home and this was perfect. Nice, clean, relatively small. No drawers but my hubby didn't want any. Great deal at $120. It was shipped to our house within a day. It's always a process to set these up but was completed by one person in just a few hours. Office looks great. We have the larger Magellan with hutch in the other home office and that is great too. Very happy with both purchases.
June 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by exclive Nice Piece
Nice looking piece. Easy assembly. Not real wood but nicely built particle board. Unit is heavy but not bad to move once assembled.
June 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Peggy Beautiful
This desk looks absolutely stunning. especially for the great deal i got it for. assembling was a hassle but it was worth it in the end. the instructions we fairly easy, the problem is that there are so many pieces. so if your not the type to have patience to assemble this beauty, look for another desk. i actually had no problems with alignment i followed step by step and everything came out perfect. it does look like it scratches easy, but i haven't had a problem yet. i actually brought this desk to replace one that broke after pushing it towards the wall. i am happy that happened now because this one looks so much better and is a very decent size.
June 7, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by Former350Emp Very nice desk
I got this desk on sale a couple of weeks ago after months of research while moving to my new place a thousand miles away. I used to work at Office Depot as a Logistics and Furniture Specialist, so I've considered many options not only from this store but several other stores as well. This desk may not be the absolute top tier quality, but for its size and design, it does the job. I chose this because of price and size, as I have limited space for a desk, and required a file drawer and a few shelves to put some stuff in, which this has.
Now, I never assembled desks at my old store because we had third party services to do that for us. However we did assemble chairs for customers, and being a handyman myself, I decided to assemble it myself. There were a lot more pieces in the box than I thought, but the instructions were very nice and clear, and the parts were all in a chain of little baggies labeled "Step 1" and so forth, up to I believe step 20 or so, as well as "Spares".
Now here's the reason why I took off one star. In step 5 when you attach Part I (eye, not one), the alignment was way off. Because my desk is on carpet, you wouldn't notice it so much, but if it were on hard floor, you would notice the left part of Part I reaching lower and would appear to provide support to the left side of the desk, as opposed to Part C like it should be. Another issue with the alignment was connecting the left part of the desk with the right part, per Step 14. No matter how much I pushed the two parts to be close together, I ended up with a gap that gradually gets wider as you go further back (see picture). This isn't a major issue to me, but it doesn't give a good impression in terms of quality.
And finally, be very careful with Step 15. Be careful not to hammer your fingers, and be careful not to chip the back edge of the desk (see picture). Make sure you get the nail positioned right before hammering, or you could damage the desk. If you do so, it's mainly an appearance issue as opposed to risk of the desk falling apart..
Don't let this review discourage you from buying this desk, it's a great design and very decent quality. The star rating I gave was mostly due to my personal experience with the desk. Sometimes desk parts are off by a few millimeters or so which is probably the case with my desk. The Magellan desks (including this one) are bestsellers, so put that into consideration as well.
June 6, 2015