Rated 4.4 out of 5�by 89
Rated 4 out of 5�by Pickle Assembly instructions ok...desk is spacious!
Not a good way to determine how side arms of table are supposed to go on...flush with side of desk?...overhang the edge? ...until you have found the suction cups for the top won't screw in fully...you are wondering if they misdrilled the pilot holes! Then, you go to slide the glass table tops in and THEN you find out you need to reassemble because the glass won't fit in...unless you rotate the arms so they overhang the edges! Ta daaa!
October 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by Melisa Great Desk!
PRICE vs PRODUCT:
I have a small office and I wanted an L-shaped desk that fit my needs and my space. Most L-shaped desks I'd seen before buying this one are very beautiful and sprawling, I needed a more compact version to fit my office. Also, other L-shaped desks are sold in pieces (in 3 parts: 2 desks and the corner that connects them). Each individual piece close to $200, making the "Realspace Mezza L-Shaped Glass Computer Desk" the cheaper choice of the bunch. I considered buying one online, but since I live in Puerto Rico, many online sellers refuse to ship items here or the shipping and handling cost along would have doubled the final price. This desk is heavy due to the two sheets of tempered glass.
The desk came with all the items necessary to assemble it without problems. There were no missing pieces, everything was individually wrapped and spaced out with sheets of foam. The screws came neatly organized in a cardboard package already divided and labeled according to sizes and at least one extra of each type. The assembly itself it's pretty straight forward; but it does takes a while. It took me well over an hour to fully assembled it by myself, (and I had cats going crazy over the box and all the cardboard). The only downside (and what I believe slows things down a bit) is that the instructions have no explanation. It is just a series of drawings depicting the desk and the part you are supposed to be working on at any given moment.
The sheets of tempered glass are kept in place by a combination of the tight space between the desk's edge and the connecting center piece, and 6 plastic suction cups along the length of the two metal rods (per glass). The suction cups are "secured" in place by pushing them down into their holes and twisting (as if you are screwing them in, but without actually screwing anything). This design not only is cumbersome to work with (as the suction cups keep popping out and falling off while you try to place the glass on top), but also had me worried that the glass would fall off. Likewise, there are 6 of them per glass, trying to align the glass over them takes some serious patience. But once in place the glass is heavy enough that so far the cups haven't moved. I'm praying that it continues to be that way.
The desk is made out of pressed cardboard (or wood) with a laminated finish that imitates cherry wood grain. The legs are full metal pieces and the glass sheets are tempered. Which comes with a warning to not place stuff that are neither too hot, not too cold over it. The glass is the heavier part of the desk, and although it is not solid wood, the desk feels very sturdy. All of the pieces are secured with more screws than you will wish to count. My only complaint is the lack of color variety (only cherry wood and black).
LOOK AND FEEL
I was originally looking for a white-on-glass desk to go along with the rest of my (predominantly) white office, but after months of looking for a good desk on my price range, I decided to settle for the cherry finish. That is not to say that this desk is ugly, on the contrary, is the only wood-color desk that made me reconsidered. It is just not what I had originally intended to buy. Regardless, I am very happy with my purchase.
September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Paqrat Great Price, Great Deal
For an experienced "amateur furniture assembler", this desk is a no-brainer to assemble so go get it! Goes together really easily. For a beginner, you'll need a bit of patience, but you can do it, too Nice look, great price.
September 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Jay Great computer desk
Setting up new home office. This desk was very easy to build, looks great, and has plenty of work space. Glad we made this choice and not go with one of those "standard office desks".
September 8, 2015