Rated 4.3 out of 5�by 87
Rated 5 out of 5�by ncprofessional TOP NOTCH QUALITY AND APPEARANCE!
I cannot believe how great of a price we got on this desk! I would expect to pay something upwards of $500+ for this desk. Yes, it is particle board construction; however, the laminate work and overall appearance of this desk makes it very hard to tell the difference!
We got the woodgrain version of this desk and we are thoroughly happy with our purchase. The desk took about 2 hours to put together, but it was well worth the time! Everyone who sees this desk loves it...and I cannot believe we only paid $152 for this desk! (After using a $15 off coupon on the sale price)
April 11, 2008
Rated 3 out of 5�by zombiemommy Pretty, it works but BE CAREFUL
The finish will chip. DO NOT TAPE anything to this. Not a calendar, nothing. I have had this less than a year and it keeps chipping. Thanks. Otherwise, I love it.
July 15, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by Reorganizer Good desk
This is a great desk for my daughter and should last through high school. Quite heavy but instructions are clear and hardware well packaged and organized. You do need two people to lift, move and put together. It took us about 3 hours total. Would suggest that they put pre-drilled or placed holes in the backing to line up and attach backing to upper shelf/cubbies. The backing is thin and if you are not centered on the shelf it splits the veneer. Only one miss but hard to get out and doesn't look good! Overall, we really like this desk and it's a great value!
July 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by TimmyD Great desk IF you are willing to go the extra mile
We needed a cute desk for my daughter to go in our remodeled sun room. This desk was exactly the look we were shooting for. This desk is truly a piece of junk that looks really cute but I still recommend it if you are willing to make up for the cheap quality.
This desk is made from the absolute cheapest particle board they could find (not MDF, but dirt cheap particle board). It is also laminated with a layer so thin that if you blow on it, it may peel up and show the particle board. So to help make up for the shortcomings, I glued every single piece together with wood glue just like I do with my solid wood projects. I will also be putting a coat of polyurethane on it to help keep the cheap laminate from peeling or chipping. With the glue and polyurethane, I really believe this desk will not fall apart like the show room models.
If your office depot models are anything like mine, almost ever desk in there is literally coming apart. I am sure that 1) the hourly employee did not put it together like I put mine together, and 2) they have been mistreated in various ways.
With all that said, this desk is a "cute" desk and I would recommend it with the suggested mods.
If I am wrong about my glue and poly coating providing extended protection, I will update my review. However, I think it will do the trick. I would HIGHLY recommend polyurethaning the bottom of the feet if you don't do anything else. If you mop the floor or somehow they get wet, it will soak up water and literally ruin the bottom of the feet area in a very short time frame. But if you seal them up, or put a rubber pad on the bottom of each one, then it should not ever be a problem if there is any extra moisture on the floor.
You must keep in mind this is a $200 desk, not a $1000 or $2000 piece of furniture. So as long as you know what you are getting, you are in good shape!
July 9, 2015