Whalen� Dunmoor Collection, Writing Desk, 30H x 55W x 23 5/8D, Light Cherry
Wide enough to fit 3 27" monitors (although barely) and plenty of space on the keyboard tray for keyboard, mouse, a pair of speakers and snacks. Solid, does not twist or 3-leg off the hardwood floor.
Top piece of wood is very heavy(good), and all the holes are drilled precisely where they need to be.
All the parts contain 1 extra piece so no need to worry about broken peg or stripped screw head.
You might have to be a little clever while putting this together by yourself, but any man with average strength and intelligence should be able to handle it no problem.
Instructions are very clear, no-brainer.
Dimensions are spot-on, I guess that means product quality control is working very well. I wouldn't mind getting another one to form L-shaped workspace, of course the shorter side wouldn't have keyboard tray to use.
Would buy again, if it goes on sale. $129 is still good value, but for $99, this is the best computer desk, period.
June 1, 2014
Such a great value...good quality! Very happy with the purchase
June 1, 2014
Great Looking Value
One of my friends had this desk at her house. I was absolutely floored to here it came from Office Depot. Nevertheless, I failed to find anything even close to the value. I even bought a second one for my sewing room.
April 26, 2014
Assembly isn't easy
I bought two of these desks. Overall, I'm happy with the purchase, but fair warning: assembly isn't easy! I spent about three hours on each desk, and ended up with plenty of blisters on my hands (screwdrivers were warranted as my cordless drill/driver could only be used on some of the hardware). And there are a lot of screws and bolts to install!
Most of the wood is pressboard with laminate glued on. The laminate started to lift off on some of the leg corners but it wasn't too big a deal. The legs seem to be solid wood. I had trouble getting certain screws into them. It seems the pre-drilled holes weren't quite large enough. I ended up re-drilling them and finally got the screws in. It wasn't easy, though.
I got the desks for under $100 each, and at that price, it think they were a great bargain. Had I known about the assembly problems, though, I might have considered paying for assembly through the store. But I like how they look in my office, and they seem quite sturdy. I bought them mainly for the wide keyboard drawer. So many desks of this type have flimsy keyboard drawers and you're afraid to even rest your arms on them, but these drawers seem much stronger.
The packaging was excellent, and all pieces were well-protected. And the manufacturer gives you one extra each of all screws and bolts.
April 26, 2012