Realspace� Magellan Performance Collection Hutch, 40 1/2H x 70 9/10W x 12 9/10D, Espresso
Best desk ever!
This has by far been the best desk purchase I have ever made. It came in some seriously stout packaging which protected the pieces well.
Instructions for assembly are fool proof.
I bought the desk and hutch combo, and the hutch box was a bit banged up when I got it. Found out after inspecting all the pieces that 3 were damaged. Called the Warranty Department and got in touch with Juliann. She was amamzingly helpful with getting me my replacement parts, only issue was that I gave her the part numbers for the Cherry, and not the Espresso. Gave a call again and got Juliann again, and she set me up right this time.
Amazing product with amazing customer service. Can't get a better deal.
Only CON I can say against this, and it really isnt one, is to put furniture mover under the pieces as you build them, makes it easier to put the larger pieces together later.
August 6, 2014
Back plane does not align and the holes for the nails are off position.
Doors don't align even with correct adjustment of hinges making difficult to close or open.
I would not recommend this hutch
January 4, 2014
Functional but Below Average Fit
This is my third build of a Realspace performance collection series unit. I also own a bookshelf and the Magellan performance series desk. While the first two pieces fit together quite well it wasn't the case with the hutch. Upon inspection it seems that one of the center shelves already has a slight sag and I suspect it caused the first two of the following issues:
1. The sides toe inwards when assembled. This causes major issues with the doors scraping along the inside. I fashioned some shims to reduce the toe in but the gaps around the door appear slightly angled.
2. In spite of properly lining up the pre-drilled holes the cardboard which covers the back was offset towards the top by a 1/2". As a result, some of the pre-drilled holes in the center of the hutch are visible over the shelf.
3. The right side door will not stay open as the bearing bars are sub par quality.
I received this hutch as a bundle deal special with the desk so considering the price paid the quality is reasonable. I recommend inspecting he longer pieces for signs of warping prior to assembly. Overall it was easy to assemble. The labeled bags and pieces along with the illustrations in the manual are great.
December 27, 2013
Large but not disappointing with ample storage. It is heavy, so I would recommend using the included wall anchors. Easy to assemble, though complex design takes about an hour and a half.
December 23, 2013