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Comments about Butler Specialty Wood Writing Desk with Retractable Top in Plantation Cherry:
I am a law professor with a fairly small office and needed a writing desk to place at a 90 degree angle to my computer. This desk is the perfect size. Not terrible to assemble, except that on one side the holes for the bolts were not drilled large enough to accomodate the head of the bolt, so I could not use the bolts. The metal piece that attached side-to-side seems to hold it together well enough, though, so it was not worth sending it back or trying to use a drill with a router to enlarge the holes. The wood is BEAUTIFUL. The one rather big downside for me is that I want to keep the desk open, with the top flipped up, all the time, and put a plant on the top, etc. However, when the top is flipped open, this operates to slide the desktop toward you, which unfortunately makes it impossible to reach or use the drawers. I had really wanted some drawers, so I am disappointed about that. I think it would be very awkward to have to close the desk up every time one wanted to use the drawers. So just be aware that if you want to keep this desk available as a writing or working surface, you won't be able to access drawers.