Realspace Lake Point Writing Desk, 28 7/8H x 46W x 22 5/8D, Black
The desk looked great and sturdy in the store, then when i got it delivered I figured out why I got it marked down from 200$ to half off and paid $100 for it. It has around 30 different parts, and the sheet metal was bent on multiple parts, it was very flimsy. Overall, very low quality , you get what you pay for. Makes ikea stuff look like a walk in the park. I decided to return it and got a refund, probably the best part of the whole experience. If you like spending around 3 hours building something, go ahead , be my guest.
January 19, 2015
I just finished putting this desk together and it probably took me about 2.5hrs total. I'm not sure if the directions have been updated, but I didn't run into any issues like others said they did, just took my time and kept trucking along. The finished product looks awesome! I have it next to my black glass TV stand in my bedroom and the two match perfectly despite being different brands entirely.
The only thing about the desk that I think is worth a warning is that the drawers, when you put them together, can be super greasy (mine were). Other than that, it looks great! The drawers roll smoothly as well and leave plenty of leg room. I have a small MacBook Pro and plenty of room for a lamp and might even set a small printer on it too. I would definitely recommend this desk.
May 30, 2014
Sauder Lake Point Desk - Sturdy
The desk is extremely sturdy and very good looking; the assembly and assembly instructions were a nightmare!
If the instructions had been more clear, the assembly would not have been bad.
February 17, 2014
Nice desk, once it is assembled
I purchased this desk shortly after black Friday, as it was greatly discounted. Also, there was additional money off with coupon codes. I wasn't impressed by all the faux wood desks and their particle board. Once the desk is assembled it looks great and feels very sturdy. It appears it will last for years. With that being said, there are definitely quality and quality control issues. As I was assembling the drawers, the small self tapping screws supplied with the desk kept stripping. I am not sure if it was due to the thing sheet metal or the screws themselves, but they would never get snug. They would just keep spinning until the the screw and hole was stripped. I attempted to go to home depot and find more suitable replacements, but was unable to. The solution I finally came up with was to use pop rivets to assemble the drawers and the cabinet they go into. The larger screws for the frame seemed fine. Another issue I faced during assembly was on one of the panels for the drawers, the brace you are supposed to screw the slider onto was welded on backwards. There is a small bump that is supposed to help you line up the track and add a little spacing. The order should've been hole, bump, but mine had bump, hole, so the holes on the track didn't match up. I just drilled a few extra holes where they were needed and like I said before, I used pop rivets for everything. Assembly was very rough because of these issues. Once it was assembled, it appears to be very sturdy and looks great.
December 20, 2013