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Nice space saver, some construction issues
on September 2, 2012
I've been using this desk for about two weeks now and, overall, I like the space-saving corner-position aspects of the desk. I use it for a laptop so there's plenty of room for various office items and a large all-in-one printer on the bottom shelf. The look is pleasing enough. It's a cheap desk so it's obviously particle board and not real wood. However, there is a lot of exposed particle board that still gives off it's wood-dust smell even at this point. I bought a Techni-Mobili desk from Amazon at the same time and at a similar price point for my wife and there is a noticeable difference in construction quality with the other desk's panels being sealed all around and having rounded corners. That brings me to my biggest complaint: The corners are pretty sharp! I'm not worried about them cutting into me or anything but the sharp corners of the keyboard tray are really annoying and uncomfortable. I'm going to have to sand them down and seal them and I'm not sure I can maintain the cherry look at that corner since the effect comes from a vinyl surface. Also, the front middle leg broke off on the first day. It's in a spot that is easily hit by my foot and it only took a one foot swipe against it to crumble the particle-board around the mounting hardware.
Edit: This desk has lasted me slightly over a year before I had to dump it last month. It's too bad as I really did like the overall layout of the desk but it's construction quality ultimately ended up making this a temporary desk. The keyboard tray's mounting/slider ended up breaking down. I have heavy hands so resting my palms on the keyboard at times or just pressing keys may have worn it down. The sliding rails are super-thin aluminum, only a little thicker than aluminum foil. I stand by my original statement that the quality could be a lot better. That Techni-Mobili that I bought for my wife is still going strong without a hitch.