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Bow Front Computer Desks
Bush Furniture EX45611-EX45610 Saratoga Executive Workcenter
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First, let me say that the desk is a fabulous addition to my family room and on the surface looks great. It adds a classic, warm
homeliness to the look and feel of the entire room. The dark wood "look" does that ... I am mostly pleased with how it fits in the house, and it matches perfectly with all my other dark wood furniture. But there are a handful of cons that I have to be honest about. First, the desk is not solid wood, except for the actual desktop and the doors. It's mostly sturdy particle board with smoothed faux wood surfaces. But it more than makes up for this fact with its classic design and sturdiness. It looks good, it looks like real wood, it feels like a fine piece of furniture. Only you know it's not solid wood through and through ... I feel it was a good buy for the price because the cost of solid wood must be up in the thousands of dollars, which I absolutely cannot afford ... [...]The desk and hutch arrive in 2 large , heavy rectangular boxes. There were little nicks in the wood here and there, which was no big deal, and the glass doors were intact, thank goodness!!!!! But one of the last pieces of the desk that I unpacked was very badly cracked!!! I considered sending the whole thing back for a minute... What a pain that would have been... Who wants to repack all that stuff and wait another month for a new desk to arrive? ... But luckily for me, the damaged piece fit to the back of the desk, underneath — where your knees are — so the damage is virtually invisible unless you're crawling underneath the foot area. For me, I just let that slide because everything else was basically fine. If you're especially picky about things like that though, unlike me, well, you know, you'll be really upset about it ... On the flip side, the desktop itself, being the most important piece of the entire desk, was flawless!!! It arrived in perfect condition. For the unsightly little nicks in the other wood, I got one of those wood stain pens, and that virtually eliminated them, like they were never there. The last biggie here is assembly. I had to hire a handyman to put this thing together. It took him nearly 6 hours to complete, and no it wasn't cheap. There was no way I could've put this desk together myself with two small children running around. Forget about it. [...] It's worth it. Also, the desk is not as heavy assembled as it is in the boxes.... Good luck!
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Prepac MDD-2948 Maple Sonoma Desk
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The desk was easy to assemble and is quite sturdy. It is an attractive replacement for my old computer desk. I like it a lot,
but it has a few issues. The center panel does not extend to the rear of the desk and leaves an unfinished edge of the bottom shelf exposed. It also leaves a sharp corner of that shelf exposed. The edge on the desktop is a bit sharp and irritated my wrist when I tried to use it for my keyboard and mouse. All other edges on the desk are nicely rounded; it seems like it would have been wise to make this edge rounded too. After finding out that using the desktop for my keyboard and mouse was not going to work, I installed the keyboard shelf and found it to be uncomfortably low (around 23 inches from the floor). So, I drilled another set of holes and raised the keyboard shelf to about 24.5 inches. This was far more comfortable. The keyboard shelf for my other computer desk is 26 inches from the floor which is really comfortable. There is room to raise the shelf another 1.5 inches, but for now, I will use it as it is now.
All this being said, it is a good desk at a good price. I like the desk a lot and would order it again even knowing it had these few shortcomings.
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