Walnut Secretary Desk
Great idea ~ BUT, not this one!
I purchased the secretary desk for my father-in-law for Christmas. It took an unusually long time to arrive (which I now know the reason for). There are not a lot of pieces to put together HOWEVER NONE OF THEM ARE MARKED so you first have to sit there an figure out which piece matches closest to the picture. After tagging all of the pieces I started to put them together and notices that there were several LARGE flaws in about 5 of the pieces but it was close to Christmas and I figured they were on the bottom or inside so we'd live with it ~ until I went to put the door on and notice that the piece surrounding the door was split in half! When I called for a replacement I was told that they were no longer carrying this item and the one that I did receive was more than likely one that had been returned to the store because of all the damaged pieces and that;s why it took so long for me to get it ~ they had to locate one! So, apparently they think its okay to send out something that's been returned by someone without first checking it ~ I WILL NOT PURCHASE ANYTHING FROM THEM ON LINE AGAIN!! This was the first and last time!
December 28, 2012
Expensive looking secretary desk
I wanted to get a secretary desk for my small Manhattan studio, to use as a computer table. Secretary desks in general are expensive and I wasn't able to find anything in my budget, until I came across this one. Looking at all the great reviews I decided to go for it. Btw this exact same product is available at Target but with the shipping and tax, comes out to be the same.
I did the assembly by myself and it wasn't very difficult. Once ready, it looked beautiful. The wood is a rich, dark brown color. Lot of storage space considering how small it is. The desk looked way expensive for the price.
Here was my problem...I was trying to use a writing desk as a computer desk and sure enough it didn't fit my laptop. Not only the desk front didn't close with the laptop inside but also opening the lid of the laptop fully was impossible. The top of the desk came in the way. I even considered taking the top portion off but it was part of the structure and couldn't be removed. Since I liked the desk so much, I tried to work with it for a few days but realized that it wasn't a practical item for me. Thanks to Bed Bath and Beyond's amazing customer service, they took the assembled piece back. I felt guilty for returning it...well, you got to do what you got to do!
I would highly recommend this product to anyone using iPads, mini mini laptops or for writing. This would also work great as an additional desk for a family to be used occasionally. I hate keeping a study desk in the bedroom but, I would love to have this when I have a bigger house.
July 3, 2012
exactly as described
My husband assempled it without much problem except there were 2 left hinges for the top door but we received prompt service when we contacted the company about it. It's very nice looking and fits perfectly in the little corner area space that I was wanting to fill. Have received nice compliments from our family who have noticed the new furniture.
December 29, 2011
Great purchase for your money!!!!
I looked high and low for something like this. Did not want something too big, this is the perfect size for where I needed to put it. It was very easy to put together and the wood is very nice...although it did come with a nick on the front...but not enough to send back. Too much trouble to pack up. The only complaint I have is the way it was shipped! UPS left my box out in the pouring rain next to my garage...too lazy to put it on my porch, and being wood I was worried that it would be damaged! I need to take that up with UPS.
December 29, 2011
I absolutely love my desk. It came promptly and the parts were organized very well. My husband was able to put the desk together very easily and the end result is WONDERFUL. The color of the wood is a beautiful warm brown and the desk is sturdy and an elegant addition to my furniture. I wanted this desk in my bedroom and it fit perfectly. There's plenty of storage inside as well.
October 26, 2011