Rated 4.4 out of 5�by 14
Rated 5 out of 5�by pastorcathi To My Surprise
I was really surprised and impressed with this furniture. Great weight, heavy duty, the color is beautiful; just a real nice desk. Putting it together was a bit challenging for me... not really mechanically inclined though...
I love the desk and the matching rolling file cabinet/printer stand, (if you want to do that).
March 1, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5�by Bruce Epic Fail
I was very excited about this desk. It looked like exactly what I needed. The first thing I noticed when it arrived was that it was a bit heavier than I expected. In fact, the top was VERY heavy. The legs, on the other hand were what I would call "flimsy".
The assembly went fairly well until I reached the critical moment- joining the legs to the top. This involves lining up 8 lock nuts/bolt combinations and 8 dowels. 16 holes that you have to hit in one graceful motion.
I have put together dozens of pieces of furniture in my life. This is the first time I ever failed. Remember, the dowels have glue on them, and if you don't set them pretty quickly things start to dry in place. The thing never went together.
Now the desk is sitting in the back of my pickup truck, on the way to the dump. The only good thing about the experience is that I got a ton of exercise. I also felt a great deal of frustration, which gave me a great cardio workout. But in the end I did not receive the enjoyment from this desk I was hoping for. I am now back at the drawing board. I think I am going to try and buy a pre-assembled desk.
This was a terrible experience and simply not worth the trouble.
July 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5�by BlueKen Love the size, disappointed in the quality
We purchased two of these desks for two computers that will be side by side. The first desk went together very well; no problems at all. The second desk was an entirely different experience. More than half the dowel holes were drilled too shallow and I had to drill them out my self. I also peeled off one of the identifying stickers on one of the desk legs and some of the "veneer" paper peeled off with it. Of all the RTA furniture I have assembled, I believe this was easily the poorest quality piece ever.
The redeeming qualities are the size and appearance of the desk. Lots of room to work and the slide out keyboard tray is the correct height.
December 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5�by WishingForRain Nice desk from Whalen
The desk came as a kit to assemble. The parts were well labeled and the instructions were clear, though getting it together without a hitch requires careful attention to details of the drawings. After it was all together, the desk is a nice-looking and sturdy piece of furniture. Altogether, I think this is a very good product that looks a lot more expensive than it is.
December 15, 2014