Rated 4.1 out of 5�by 110
Rated 5 out of 5�by AdamM Cost, Quality, and Appearance... GREAT PRODUCT!!!
I bought this desk along with the hutch and it was my first time ordering furniture from Office Depot, and I did it online. I bought it on September 26, 2015 at a promotional time as a "bundle" package for $419. At this time, I was also qualified to absorb an additional 20% off because although I purchased it online, and chose to pick it up in person. That ended up being a smokin' deal!
Before my purchase, I reviewed this "bundle" in person at the store and read quite a few customer online reviews, so it was rather amusing to read some of the reviews that had negative comments about the look and quality of this particular. Some advise to some of you previous and potential future purchasers.... do the research on the product and understand what is entailed when it comes to self-performing the assembly and installation.
1. I have been introduced to and have learned all phases of new/remodel residential/commercial construction
2. I have a Bachelors college degree
3. I am an ex- General Contractor business owner
4. I enjoy assembling/installing projects/equipment
5. I am in my early 40's
1. Beautiful piece of furniture
2. Very functional
3. Strong and stable after full assembly
4. Instructions are very precise and detail oriented
5. Overall quality of finished product was great
6. A screwdriver, small smooth head hammer is all you need to assemble/install
1. Time consuming assembly
2. On the desk - step #20 is only 40% accurate
Notes for potential buyers:
1. Plan on spending 3.5 - 5 hours to assemble the desk #took me 4#
2. Be sure to remove and account for all parts from the boxes and provide yourself a scratch-free working surface #I used a padded blanket on the floor and a blanket of on my dresser#
3. Plan on spending 2-3 hours to assemble the hutch #took me 2.5#
4. When you remove all parts, be sure to stage everything in an open area that will allow you to organize all parts
5. Do not use an electric drill because the furniture is all particle board with a layer of laminate. Over drilling or offset #crooked#drilling will result in stripping the particle board and/or removal of laminate. Go "old school" and use a manual screwdriver
6. Plan on taking your time...
My personal suggestion if you aren't very handy, don't buy it. It does require time, patience, dexterity, and the ability to read and follow instructions. If you are handy, its definitely worth the money, even at full price.
My final comment to Office Depot and 'Real Space' is that I believe that this is a quality self-build piece of furniture and I am more than happy of my purchase. The people who buy these systems need to understand that there is a reason why these systems are so affordable - it takes away the costs that manufactures charging for labor, so self-labor is required, but price cost is affordable.
Cost, Quality, and Appearance... GREAT PRODUCT!!!
September 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5�by Sarah LOVE THE DESK! GREAT PURCHASE!
Desk is very simple and easy to put together. They have labeled hardware with each step. Quality is very good, looks very close to the real cherry wood grain. Has enough room for files, a small printer or scanner, and plenty drawers for all small office items.
Very happy with this purchase, our small office purchased 2 of these desks.
September 28, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5�by Petra Nothing fit together
The assembly of this desk was a whole nightmare! No hole matched the other, the drawers don't fit in...we were not able to set this desk up and my partner is a mechanical engineer!! I entirely dislike this product. Would never buy from Office Depot again!!!
September 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5�by calendarboy Not what it appears
I purchased a desk, hutch, and two file cabinets in Maple.
Very difficult to get pieces to fit together in a way that looks good.
It took 40 minutes just to get the faces of the drawers adjusted.
I knew this was "cheap" stuff, but I only needed it to last about five years. Still, it is very disappointing. I've come to realize that the desk finish is just printed paper. Bits of the finish just seem to fall away. Worse, what's left looks like MDF (translation, compressed cardboard). Apparently, the desk in not only not plywood?it isn't even particle board or orientated strand board.
At least no trees died for these desks.
September 11, 2015