5 Stars By A Student on 2016-02-27
Turned out better than I thought
My dad bought this desk for my brother as a surprise. I was assigned the task of assembling it :p
It actually arrived before it was estimated to which was nice. It took me 5-6 hours to assemble it. I found it enjoyable to build it, quite satisfying. None of the pieces were damaged. There were no missing parts, boards or nails and such. Everything fit together really well. All the pieces were correctly labeled. The instructions were easy to follow. U can build most of it by looking at the detailed pictures and read the worded parts to clarify misunderstandings
I would suggest laying all the nail and small parts on a white towel or cloth, have a large space to place your boards, and some music.
The main tools u need are a screw driver, hammer, and scissors. The screw driver is the most important and u will use it the most. The hammer is mostly for nailing in the backing and tapping a few of the plastic sew cap things. The scissors for opening the bag holding the nail and misc items, u could use your teeth and rip it open but the small items could be thrown everywhere.
It's all finished now and looks pretty good.
4 Stars By Sean Hanson on 2013-06-22
Solid desk, great size, PITA to assemble
The first thing to say: This desk took me HOURS to assemble. Probably would have been easier with a helper, but she fell asleep about 15 minutes in. Probably took me 3 hours and change to complete. The next thing to mention is how HEAVY this desk is. Probably close to 100 pounds. Very unwieldy.
Aside from that:
This was easily the best looking desk I found for the price with lots of space for our printer, router, NAS and pencils/pens/scissors and supplies. Not to mention our actual computer and monitor, a couple of picture frames and we haven't even utilized the cabinet piece.
Another thing to mention is that after following the instructions, there were extra screws, probably to avoid replacements.
5 Stars By looneymoose on 2016-08-02
Good and solid.
This is my 6th unit from Sauder. I have been impressed. Yes, this is not solid wood furniture - but for the price I feel these look good and seem solid. Becoming an installation pro, so now don't seem to find these an issue to put together as I did in the beginning. Noticed they even put in some humorous comments in the instructions - I think just to see if we are looking! Good for Sauder's though... brought a smile to an otherwise boring task. Once assembled I was happy with the look and seemed solid enough for the kids.
5 Stars By dwtpa99 on 2014-09-14
Sauder Service Dept is Excellent
A quick word about Sauder’s service department – it is great! About a year ago I purchased the Sauder Computer Desk with Hutch (Model #404961), which I have been very happy with. Recently, a worker in my house accidentally damaged the Keyboard Shelf that the computer’s keyboard sits on. I had saved my Instruction Booklet (with replacement parts reference numbers), and gave Sauder a call. I was pleasantly surprised (on 2 different calls) to be immediately connected with an associate right here in the United States, who offered quick replacement of the damaged parts at a very reasonable cost. The parts arrived in just a few days. I can only imagine how difficult it would be to obtain replacement parts for some the other brands of products that may be for sale out there. I have nothing but good words to say for Sauder.
5 Stars By BrazingtonBlurb on 2016-01-03
Exactly what we wanted
The instructions were clear and had a few pages with comical remarks that were entertaining. It took my husband and I about an hour to put together. It is quite sturdy, although it's not solid wood so its's not going to be the same kind of sturdy. We use it as a computer desk and place to do homework and we are totally satisfied!!! Highly recommend for a dorm, college apartment, kids/teen room or homework space as a good looking desk with a great price tag!
5 Stars By Michelle W on 2014-12-19
It makes a wonderful work station
I bought two of these for my kids and they wanted them back to back. It makes a wonderful work station.
The ease of assembly is notable. Clear, labeled instructions, pieces are hardware.
Take about ten minutes and sort the hardware before you begin. It will save you a lot of time. I built two of these by myself in about 3 hours.
I would definitely buy this again. It's only been a few weeks but they are holding up great with two teenage boys, who are rough on everything.
5 Stars By EC on 2015-04-01
Awesome desk/workstation - we bought 2 of them and had both of them assembled in less than 3 hours. We bought these for our 12 and 13 year old children. Assembly was so easy that my kids were able to put each of their own desks together with supervision. The assembly was intuitive as well, you start with the top and work your way down to a very sturdy desk. The fasteners were also very nice, these desks won't be coming apart any time soon!
4 Stars By Jessica K on 2018-01-29
Nice desk for price
Nice desk but a little smaller than I expected not necessarily width but could have been a little deeper. The color is also nice. I recommend this size for kids or college students. If you are an adult and need it as an office desk I recommend one a little bigger but you will have to pay $75 more. I miss the good old fashion real all wood desks.
2 Stars By Kristin Allen on 2018-02-05
Cant move around once put together
The Desk looks nice but is very flimsy. the top shelf bowed after only a few weeks with light weight items on top. Where you put it together is where you need to put it. I tried to move it and it started coming apart which is frustrating but I guess with this kind of synthetic material that's to be expected.
5 Stars By Sue J on 2017-11-30
We absolutely Love this desk with it's spaciousness but not too big ...
This desk was delivered as promised with no problems. It took my husband more than 2 hours to put together with the instructions mostly clear. We absolutely Love this desk with it's spaciousness but not too big for the space allowed. The slide out keyboard is nice and able to push it back in to stow away. I highly recommend this desk for the money.