Rated 4.4 out of 5�by 167
Rated 5 out of 5�by Kculv 5 star appearance, quality, and functionality
This set caught my attention at my local Office Depot store and I missed a good sale on the set by one day but was able to catch it on sale again and ordered it online. I put it together myself and it took me a total of maybe 9 hours; 6 hours for the desk and 3 hours for the hutch. I went very slowly however and checked/double checked all steps. Everything came nicely packaged and protected. All pieces were labeled with a very good system for assembly. Each step has an associated ?numbered? pouch of hardware. Open step one, for example, and you have everything to complete that step, etc. etc. Keep all pouches closed until you are ready for that step and you will stay on track. Make sure you have room to lay out all your pieces for assembly. There are a lot of pieces! I am very impressed with the attention to detail put into the assembly process by the manufacturer and the quality of fabrication. All pre-drilled holes for hardware were perfectly machined with no noticeable flaws. A high quality lamination was used as well. All connection points took reasonable torque. You just have to take your time and be sure your pieces are correctly aligned (i.e. not upside down as I did on one of the sections). I had no issues with the assembly instructions and found them to be easy to follow. This set went into a home office with Laminate flooring. I elected not use the bottom tack-on glides that came with the set but went with self-stick felt glides instead. Experience has taught me that those plastic glides will deteriorate over time and potentially scratch surfaces like wood or laminate.
Keep in mind also that this unit takes up approximately 36 square feet of floor space. My office is 12X16 and the desk takes up about 20% of total floor space. Not a problem at all for me but just be aware that this Unit takes up close to a 6ft X 6ft foot print.
One other minor complaint I have is the fact that the surface is a fingerprint magnet! The surface is very smooth and shiny and just attracts finger prints like a magnet! No exaggeration! I have purchased a desk mat for the area where my computer keyboard sits which should mitigate this to a large extent. Other than that, just keep one of those micro fiber cloths handy, if you hate fingerprints as bad as I do.
Overall I am very pleased with appearance, quality, and functionality of this set and have already ordered the Tech Center piece to compliment it. I doubt you will be disappointed.
March 23, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5�by angus Beautiful Desk
we just finished putting together this desk.It took my husband an I about 6 hours.Very detailed directions with everything labeled..There was one part missing but I called in and they will send replacementThe top part of desk did not line up with the predrilled holes we had to use our own brackets to secure.Now that it is finished it looks very professional.I love it.
March 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5�by Deb Does not assemble well
Read reviews about this product not assembling well, but I purchased anyway. It was true, the predrilled holes did not match up when placing the desk top on.
March 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Delighted Looks good and functional!
I just purchased this desk (when it was on sale) for a small office in the cherry finish. I have to say I love the desk it has a great look to it and seems to be well built. I had someone who had put desks together before assemble it and it took him roughly 3 - 4 hours to complete. I recommend a good size work space because it does require some room to spread out and if you do not have a soft surface, use a blanket to not scratch the surfaces. I love that it has the outlet built into the desk so I don't have to run a bunch of wires to a strip. My only con would be how many fingerprints show on the desk top due to the shiny surface. All in all though a great purchase.
March 12, 2015