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Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak  by  Home Styles
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PRODUCT INFORMATION
  • Home Styles Arts & Crafts Pedestal Desk is constructed of hardwood solids and selected veneers with engineered wood in a rich multi step Cottage Oak Finish. Features include four easy glide drawers, center drawer drops down to accommodate a keyboard tray, side compartment on left holds CPU, and unit has a large file drawer on the right side. Hutch features two enclosed storage compartment doors with an open center area and adjustable shelf

    Features:

    • Construction of hardwood solids and selected veneers with engineered wood
    • Multi-step cottage oak finish
    • Easy glide drawers
    • Center drawer drop down to accommodate a keyboard tray
    • Side compartment on left
    • One large file drawer
    • Hutch has two compartment doors for enclosed storage with an open center area and adjustable shelf

    Specifications

    • Desk: 58"W x 28"D x 30"H
    • Desk with Huch: 58"W x 28"D x 63.5"H
       
VENDOR INFORMATION
item number: 220787
phone code: N/A
Returns: 15 days money back Read details
Details:
63.5" H x 58" W x 25" D287 lbs
Collection: Arts & Crafts
Rating: 4

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Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Sturdy construction (9)
  • Drawer slides smoothly (5)
  • Easy to assemble (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

  • Difficult setup (9)
  • Difficult to move (4)
  • Drawer catches (4)

Best Uses

  • Smaller offices (7)
  • Larger offices (6)
  • Bedroom (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12), Budget shopper (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Desk, Once Constructed

I have not written a lot of reviews in my life, but this desk I felt deserved one!

I began my search online for a desk that was less than 58 inche...Read complete review

I have not written a lot of reviews in my life, but this desk I felt deserved one!

I began my search online for a desk that was less than 58 inches in width. Of all the desks out there that I found, this one was the only desk that fit that criteria; along with being made out of solid wood (with veneer).

After extensive reading of other reviews and schematics online of how to put this desk together, I purchased it.

You should definitely review other websites that also carry this desk to read the comments too. It will help you assemble the desk (and learn why people say certain things when reading the directions).

The desk comes unassembled and mailed using a tracking number. It comes in four parcels -- left tower, right tower, desk (and hutch if you purchase that). It was on back order, but well worth the wait!

Upon eyesight, you will see that it is made in Thailand.

The packaging is great. Everything is wrapped in foam and cornered with styrofoam. I did not see any scratches what so ever. The total weight of all four units is approximately 270 lbs. The towers are 59 lbs each. The hutch and desk are 75 lbs each. Get your delivery person to bring it into the house if you can and not leave it on the porch!

Before assembly, figure out where you are going to place the unit. Upon completion it weighs a lot! When building the towers (and hutch) have it two feet off the wall. When completed, it will take one really strong person or two people to lift it into place.

The left tower is your pc tower. The drawer is standard with the pc unit going underneath. I have an 11 inch tower so the unit's shelving would not accommodate it with the modem standing side by side. I had to use a power drill, line up the holes and drill four new holes. This is not actually a problem I felt. I kind of liked knowing that it was made of real wood and not particle board so that should you need to drill a hole, you can!

Assembly for the left tower was about 5 minutes to take everything out of the box with another 3-5 minutes unpacking all the sleeves of screws and parts. Construction of the left tower took about 45 minutes and that was at a quicker pace.

Ventilation, when assembled and up and running, for this tower is very poor. Thankfully if you are a constant pc user (or modem user), you can unhinge the door panel very easily. It is not screwed on. Instead it slips onto a rod that is very simple to use and attractive in my opinion. Additionally, there is one shelf included in the under tower. This is a great place to store paper (legal, standard, etc.).

I then went on to build the right tower. This too took 5-8 minutes to get the contents out of the box. This one has more wrapping and parts since you have three shelves to build. Assembly took about 65 minutes.

In the right tower, the two standard shelves are deep enough for tray liners if you should want to use them. The lower drawer can be used for standard/legal size hanging folders.

The two towers are not interchangeable if you are concerned about cord lengths. The left tower does come with a cord hole in it.

Also, there is enough room under the towers to hide power strips. And unlike some reviews, my drawers all slid with relative ease. It takes a few push/pulls to get the inner lube on the shelf mount to applicate.

Next came the desk unit. This one was a bit trickier. The unassembly took 15 minutes or thereabouts with getting contents out of the package and figuring out where all the parts were. The assembly took about 60 minutes, but it was because there is an issue they do not tell you about in the directions. Depending on how you assemble the middle drawer, one part of the assembly will not have the screw depicted in the direction's pictures. It took me a while to figure out this was an on purpose design error in the graphic. The reason why it has this feature is so that when you put the towers in place and attached the middle drawer section, you can line everything up. If you did not have this flexibility, the slightest degree off would ruin everything. The wiggle room allows you to have perfection in the end.

A hex bolt screwdriver is especially helpful in tighter spots where you cannot use the one they include (fear of scratching) when building the desk. The same applies if you are going to purchase the hutch.

The middle drawer was a bit cumbersome and took two attempts to get it right. It was partly for the above mention alignment issue and because the first time to get it into the slot, it is tough!

When the desk unit is finished, you will be in awe. However...there are a few caveats. The directions say not to write on the desk!?! Who has a desk that you cannot write on?

The desk surface is smooth, but the finished veneer is very porous. This can be helpful and hurtful. The helpful part is, while assembling it, I managed to get one small scratch, about a 1/16th of an inch in length and no deeper that a 1/64th of an inch. An all-purpose scratch remover polish/oil took it right out. The hurtful part though is that if you are a person who writes with a heavy hand and leaves indentations in your paper, you will not want this desk. Fortunately, I do not have that issue.

I am 6'4" and there is ample leg room for your knees and for leg-length under the desk.

I have to admit, upon finishing this desk I almost did not want to build the hutch. It was beautiful!

So on to the hutch. To unpackage it and get all the pieces in order took a good 15-20 minutes. This piece of the unit was put together with one person (me), but you should try to do it with two people! It took about an hour or so to finally get everything assembled.

While not upset, there are some issues with the hutch! First, when assembled larger monitors will not fit! The picture they use is deceiving. I had purposely asked if an 18 inch monitor would fit -- it does not! From the desk top to the lower part of the hutch shelving in 16 inches. I was very distraught. I was able to take apart my monitor and lay it on a bias like picture frame...phew!

The other aspect was assembling it to the desk. They include two metal mounts to be screwed into the hutch and then into the under belly of the desk. This was easy, but try to have it off the wall enough so that it can be slide into place more easily.

I do enjoy the back panels. They are just the pieces of veneer they use throughout the desk. They about 1/8th inch thick. No screws are used. They are all slipped into places using grooves in the wood. The cabinets on the sides do come with shelving. You can manipulate the height for CD's DVD's or anything else you want.

Be sure when assembling the hutch to lay out all pieces first. Do not fully assemble it until you have it laid out.

The contents of the package also use earthquake mounts for tipping. They are a bit on the ugly side, so if you want something nicer, you should get it from your local hardware store. I say that because everything on the desk is a wood and black motif and the wall mounts are silver.

Ok, so now I have a fully assembled desk and hutch! I love the way it look and it appears to be functional...other than the writing instrument issue. If you do not purchase the hutch, you could always buy a sheet of plexiglass cut to size to save it.

It cleans up very nicely too. Do not use anything other than lemon oil though. The directions say to do this -- this is not a personal preference!

The desk is also much darker than in the pictures. It almost has more of a cherry look than oak.

Even with the few flaws, the really long assembly time, I am very happy with my purchase.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Questionable Quality

Fair warning: this unit requires a substantial investment in assembly time. I'd be alright with that if all the parts were labeled correctly. Unfortunately, I spent extra time disassembling and then reassembling when ...Read complete review

Fair warning: this unit requires a substantial investment in assembly time. I'd be alright with that if all the parts were labeled correctly. Unfortunately, I spent extra time disassembling and then reassembling when I discovered the labeling issue. There is also an issue with the front-facing pieces aligning properly, making for bad fit of the drawer fronts. The middle drawer slide is terrible. All in all, I'd pass if I had it to do over again.

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5.0

Great Desk, Once Constructed

By tvs75

from Costa Mesa, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Space Saver
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Assemble
  • Difficult To move

Best Uses

  • Larger Offices
  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

I have not written a lot of reviews in my life, but this desk I felt deserved one!

I began my search online for a desk that was less than 58 inches in width. Of all the desks out there that I found, this one was the only desk that fit that criteria; along with being made out of solid wood (with veneer).

After extensive reading of other reviews and schematics online of how to put this desk together, I purchased it.

You should definitely review other websites that also carry this desk to read the comments too. It will help you assemble the desk (and learn why people say certain things when reading the directions).

The desk comes unassembled and mailed using a tracking number. It comes in four parcels -- left tower, right tower, desk (and hutch if you purchase that). It was on back order, but well worth the wait!

Upon eyesight, you will see that it is made in Thailand.

The packaging is great. Everything is wrapped in foam and cornered with styrofoam. I did not see any scratches what so ever. The total weight of all four units is approximately 270 lbs. The towers are 59 lbs each. The hutch and desk are 75 lbs each. Get your delivery person to bring it into the house if you can and not leave it on the porch!

Before assembly, figure out where you are going to place the unit. Upon completion it weighs a lot! When building the towers (and hutch) have it two feet off the wall. When completed, it will take one really strong person or two people to lift it into place.

The left tower is your pc tower. The drawer is standard with the pc unit going underneath. I have an 11 inch tower so the unit's shelving would not accommodate it with the modem standing side by side. I had to use a power drill, line up the holes and drill four new holes. This is not actually a problem I felt. I kind of liked knowing that it was made of real wood and not particle board so that should you need to drill a hole, you can!

Assembly for the left tower was about 5 minutes to take everything out of the box with another 3-5 minutes unpacking all the sleeves of screws and parts. Construction of the left tower took about 45 minutes and that was at a quicker pace.

Ventilation, when assembled and up and running, for this tower is very poor. Thankfully if you are a constant pc user (or modem user), you can unhinge the door panel very easily. It is not screwed on. Instead it slips onto a rod that is very simple to use and attractive in my opinion. Additionally, there is one shelf included in the under tower. This is a great place to store paper (legal, standard, etc.).

I then went on to build the right tower. This too took 5-8 minutes to get the contents out of the box. This one has more wrapping and parts since you have three shelves to build. Assembly took about 65 minutes.

In the right tower, the two standard shelves are deep enough for tray liners if you should want to use them. The lower drawer can be used for standard/legal size hanging folders.

The two towers are not interchangeable if you are concerned about cord lengths. The left tower does come with a cord hole in it.

Also, there is enough room under the towers to hide power strips. And unlike some reviews, my drawers all slid with relative ease. It takes a few push/pulls to get the inner lube on the shelf mount to applicate.

Next came the desk unit. This one was a bit trickier. The unassembly took 15 minutes or thereabouts with getting contents out of the package and figuring out where all the parts were. The assembly took about 60 minutes, but it was because there is an issue they do not tell you about in the directions. Depending on how you assemble the middle drawer, one part of the assembly will not have the screw depicted in the direction's pictures. It took me a while to figure out this was an on purpose design error in the graphic. The reason why it has this feature is so that when you put the towers in place and attached the middle drawer section, you can line everything up. If you did not have this flexibility, the slightest degree off would ruin everything. The wiggle room allows you to have perfection in the end.

A hex bolt screwdriver is especially helpful in tighter spots where you cannot use the one they include (fear of scratching) when building the desk. The same applies if you are going to purchase the hutch.

The middle drawer was a bit cumbersome and took two attempts to get it right. It was partly for the above mention alignment issue and because the first time to get it into the slot, it is tough!

When the desk unit is finished, you will be in awe. However...there are a few caveats. The directions say not to write on the desk!?! Who has a desk that you cannot write on?

The desk surface is smooth, but the finished veneer is very porous. This can be helpful and hurtful. The helpful part is, while assembling it, I managed to get one small scratch, about a 1/16th of an inch in length and no deeper that a 1/64th of an inch. An all-purpose scratch remover polish/oil took it right out. The hurtful part though is that if you are a person who writes with a heavy hand and leaves indentations in your paper, you will not want this desk. Fortunately, I do not have that issue.

I am 6'4" and there is ample leg room for your knees and for leg-length under the desk.

I have to admit, upon finishing this desk I almost did not want to build the hutch. It was beautiful!

So on to the hutch. To unpackage it and get all the pieces in order took a good 15-20 minutes. This piece of the unit was put together with one person (me), but you should try to do it with two people! It took about an hour or so to finally get everything assembled.

While not upset, there are some issues with the hutch! First, when assembled larger monitors will not fit! The picture they use is deceiving. I had purposely asked if an 18 inch monitor would fit -- it does not! From the desk top to the lower part of the hutch shelving in 16 inches. I was very distraught. I was able to take apart my monitor and lay it on a bias like picture frame...phew!

The other aspect was assembling it to the desk. They include two metal mounts to be screwed into the hutch and then into the under belly of the desk. This was easy, but try to have it off the wall enough so that it can be slide into place more easily.

I do enjoy the back panels. They are just the pieces of veneer they use throughout the desk. They about 1/8th inch thick. No screws are used. They are all slipped into places using grooves in the wood. The cabinets on the sides do come with shelving. You can manipulate the height for CD's DVD's or anything else you want.

Be sure when assembling the hutch to lay out all pieces first. Do not fully assemble it until you have it laid out.

The contents of the package also use earthquake mounts for tipping. They are a bit on the ugly side, so if you want something nicer, you should get it from your local hardware store. I say that because everything on the desk is a wood and black motif and the wall mounts are silver.

Ok, so now I have a fully assembled desk and hutch! I love the way it look and it appears to be functional...other than the writing instrument issue. If you do not purchase the hutch, you could always buy a sheet of plexiglass cut to size to save it.

It cleans up very nicely too. Do not use anything other than lemon oil though. The directions say to do this -- this is not a personal preference!

The desk is also much darker than in the pictures. It almost has more of a cherry look than oak.

Even with the few flaws, the really long assembly time, I am very happy with my purchase.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Great Desk, Once Constructed

By Tool-Time Ted

from Orange County, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Clean
  • Space Saver
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Assemble
  • Difficult To move

Best Uses

  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

I have not written a lot of reviews in my life, but this desk I felt deserved one!

I began my search online for a desk that was less than 58 inches in width. Of all the desks out there that I found, this one was the only desk that fit that criteria; along with being made out of solid wood (with veneer).

After extensive reading of other reviews and schematics online of how to put this desk together, I purchased it.

You should definitely review other websites that also carry this desk to read the comments too. It will help you assemble the desk (and learn why people say certain things when reading the directions).

The desk comes unassembled and mailed using a tracking number. It comes in four parcels -- left tower, right tower, desk (and hutch if you purchase that). It was on back order, but well worth the wait!

Upon eyesight, you will see that it is made in Thailand.

The packaging is great. Everything is wrapped in foam and cornered with styrofoam. I did not see any scratches what so ever. The total weight of all four units is approximately 270 lbs. The towers are 59 lbs each. The hutch and desk are 75 lbs each. Get your delivery person to bring it into the house if you can and not leave it on the porch!

Before assembly, figure out where you are going to place the unit. Upon completion it weighs a lot! When building the towers (and hutch) have it two feet off the wall. When completed, it will take one really strong person or two people to lift it into place.

The left tower is your pc tower. The drawer is standard with the pc unit going underneath. I have an 11 inch tower so the unit's shelving would not accommodate it with the modem standing side by side. I had to use a power drill, line up the holes and drill four new holes. This is not actually a problem I felt. I kind of liked knowing that it was made of real wood and not particle board so that should you need to drill a hole, you can!

Assembly for the left tower was about 5 minutes to take everything out of the box with another 3-5 minutes unpacking all the sleeves of screws and parts. Construction of the left tower took about 45 minutes and that was at a quicker pace.

Ventilation, when assembled and up and running, for this tower is very poor. Thankfully if you are a constant pc user (or modem user), you can unhinge the door panel very easily. It is not screwed on. Instead it slips onto a rod that is very simple to use and attractive in my opinion. Additionally, there is one shelf included in the under tower. This is a great place to store paper (legal, standard, etc.).

I then went on to build the right tower. This too took 5-8 minutes to get the contents out of the box. This one has more wrapping and parts since you have three shelves to build. Assembly took about 65 minutes.

In the right tower, the two standard shelves are deep enough for tray liners if you should want to use them. The lower drawer can be used for standard/legal size hanging folders.

The two towers are not interchangeable if you are concerned about cord lengths. The left tower does come with a cord hole in it.

Also, there is enough room under the towers to hide power strips. And unlike some reviews, my drawers all slid with relative ease. It takes a few push/pulls to get the inner lube on the shelf mount to applicate.

Next came the desk unit. This one was a bit trickier. The unassembly took 15 minutes or thereabouts with getting contents out of the package and figuring out where all the parts were. The assembly took about 60 minutes, but it was because there is an issue they do not tell you about in the directions. Depending on how you assemble the middle drawer, one part of the assembly will not have the screw depicted in the direction's pictures. It took me a while to figure out this was an on purpose design error in the graphic. The reason why it has this feature is so that when you put the towers in place and attached the middle drawer section, you can line everything up. If you did not have this flexibility, the slightest degree off would ruin everything. The wiggle room allows you to have perfection in the end.

A hex bolt screwdriver is especially helpful in tighter spots where you cannot use the one they include (fear of scratching) when building the desk. The same applies if you are going to purchase the hutch.

The middle drawer was a bit cumbersome and took two attempts to get it right. It was partly for the above mention alignment issue and because the first time to get it into the slot, it is tough!

When the desk unit is finished, you will be in awe. However...there are a few caveats. The directions say not to write on the desk!?! Who has a desk that you cannot write on?

The desk surface is smooth, but the finished veneer is very porous. This can be helpful and hurtful. The helpful part is, while assembling it, I managed to get one small scratch, about a 1/16th of an inch in length and no deeper that a 1/64th of an inch. An all-purpose scratch remover polish/oil took it right out. The hurtful part though is that if you are a person who writes with a heavy hand and leaves indentations in your paper, you will not want this desk. Fortunately, I do not have that issue.

I am 6'4" and there is ample leg room for your knees and for leg-length under the desk.

I have to admit, upon finishing this desk I almost did not want to build the hutch. It was beautiful!

So on to the hutch. To unpackage it and get all the pieces in order took a good 15-20 minutes. This piece of the unit was put together with one person (me), but you should try to do it with two people! It took about an hour or so to finally get everything assembled.

While not upset, there are some issues with the hutch! First, when assembled larger monitors will not fit! The picture they use is deceiving. I had purposely asked if an 18 inch monitor would fit -- it does not! From the desk top to the lower part of the hutch shelving in 16 inches. I was very distraught. I was able to take apart my monitor and lay it on a bias like picture frame...phew!

The other aspect was assembling it to the desk. They include two metal mounts to be screwed into the hutch and then into the under belly of the desk. This was easy, but try to have it off the wall enough so that it can be slide into place more easily.

I do enjoy the back panels. They are just the pieces of veneer they use throughout the desk. They about 1/8th inch thick. No screws are used. They are all slipped into places using grooves in the wood. The cabinets on the sides do come with shelving. You can manipulate the height for CD's DVD's or anything else you want.

Be sure when assembling the hutch to lay out all pieces first. Do not fully assemble it until you have it laid out.

The contents of the package also use earthquake mounts for tipping. They are a bit on the ugly side, so if you want something nicer, you should get it from your local hardware store. I say that because everything on the desk is a wood and black motif and the wall mounts are silver.

Ok, so now I have a fully assembled desk and hutch! I love the way it look and it appears to be functional...other than the writing instrument issue. If you do not purchase the hutch, you could always buy a sheet of plexiglass cut to size to save it.

It cleans up very nicely too. Do not use anything other than lemon oil though. The directions say to do this -- this is not a personal preference!

The desk is also much darker than in the pictures. It almost has more of a cherry look than oak.

Even with the few flaws, the really long assembly time, I am very happy with my purchase.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Excellent Desk For Cottage Look

By Tool Time Teddy

from Orange County, CA

About Me Midrange Shopper

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

  • Difficult To Assemble
  • Drawer Catches

Best Uses

  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

I have not written a lot of reviews in my life, but this desk I felt deserved one!

I began my search online for a desk that was less than 58 inches in width. Of all the desks out there that I found, this one was the only desk that fit that criteria; along with being made out of solid wood.

After extensive reading of other reviews and schematics online of how to put this desk together, I purchased it. You should definitely review other websites that also carry this desk to read the comments too. It will help you assemble the desk (and learn why people say certain things when reading the directions).

The desk comes unassembled and mailed using a tracking number. It comes in four parcels -- left tower, right tower, desk (and hutch if you purchase that).

Upon eyesight, you will see that it is made in Thailand.

The packaging is great. Everything is wrapped in foam and cornered with styrofoam. I did not see any scratches what so ever. The total weight of all four units is approximately 270 lbs. The towers are 59 lbs each. The hutch and desk are 75 lbs each. Get your delivery person to bring it into the house if you can and not leave it on the porch!

Before assembly, figure out where you are going to place the unit. Upon completion it weighs a lot! When building the towers (and hutch) have it two feet off the wall. When completed, it will take one really strong person or two people to lift it into place.

The left tower is your pc tower. The drawer is standard with the pc unit going underneath. I have an 11 inch tower so the unit's shelving would not accommodate it with the modem standing side by side. I had to use a power drill, line up the holes and drill four new holes. This is not actually a problem I felt. I kind of liked knowing that it was made of real wood and not particle board so that should you need to drill a hole, you can!

Assembly for the left tower was about 5 minutes to take everything out of the box with another 3-5 minutes unpacking all the sleeves of screws and parts. Construction of the left tower took about 45 minutes and that was at a quicker pace.

Ventilation when assembled and up and running is very poor. Thankfully if you are a constant pc user (or modem user), you can unhinge the door panel. It is not screwed on. Instead it slips onto a rod that is very easy to use and attractive in my opinion.

Additionally, there is one shelf included in the under tower. This is a great place to store paper (legal, standard, etc.). The shelf does not go all the way to the back of the paenl just incase you have multiple cord running throughout the tower and need to use both compartments.

I then went on to build the right tower. This too took 5-8 minutes to get the contents out of the box and another 5 minutes laying pieces out. This one has more wrapping and parts since you have three shelves to build. Assembly took about 65 minutes.

In the right tower, the two standard shelves are deep enough for tray liners if you should want to use them. The lower drawer can be used for standard/legal size hanging folders.

All the drawers moved smoothly.

The two towers are not interchangeable if you are concerned about cord lengths. The left tower does come with a cord hole in it.

Also, there is enough room under the towers to hide power strips.

Next came the desk unit. This one was a bit trickier. The unassembly out of the box took 15 minutes or thereabouts with getting contents out of the package and figuring out where all the parts were. The assembly took about 60 minutes, but it was because there is an issue they do not tell you about in the directions. Depending on how you assemble the middle drawer, one part of the assembly will not have the screw depicted in the direction's pictures. It took me a while to figure out this was an on purpose design error in the graphic. The reason why it has this feature is so that when you put the towers in place and attached the middle drawer section, you can line everything up. If you did not have this flexibility, the slightest degree off would ruin the desk. The wiggle room allows you to have perfection in the end.

A hex bolt screw is especially helpful in tighter spots where you cannot use the one they include (fear of scratching) when building the desk. The same applies if you are going to purchase the hutch.

The middle drawer was a bit cumbersome and took two attempts to get it right. It was partly for the above mention alignment issue and because the first time to get it into the slot, it is tough!

The keyboard drawer only allows for the keyboard -- not the mouse. I happen to like having the keyboard and mouse on the desk itself. I do not like having it in a drawer becasue I feel like my wrists and forearms are too heavy and it will make it sag over time.

When the desk unit is finished, you will be in awe.

However...there are a few caveats. The directions say not to write on the desk!?! Who has a desk that you cannot write on?

The desk surface is smooth, but the finished veneer is very porous. This can be helpful and hurtful. The helpful part is, while assembling it, I managed to get one small scratch, about a 1/16th of an inch in length and no deeper that a 1/64th of an inch. An all-purpose scratch remover polish/oil took it right out. The hurtful part though is that if you are a person who writes with a heavy hand and leaves indentations in your paper, you will not want this desk. Fortunately, I do not have that issue.

I am 6'4" and there is ample leg room for your knees and for leg-length under the desk.

I have to admit, upon finishing this desk I almost did not want to build the hutch. It was beautiful!

...on to the hutch. To unpackage it and get all the pieces in order took a good 15-20 minutes. This piece of the unit was put together with one person (me), but you should try to do it with two people! It took about an hour or so to finally get everything assembled.

While not upset, there are some major issues with the hutch! First, when assembled larger monitors will not fit! The picture they use is deceiving. I had purposely asked if an 18 inch monitor would fit -- I was told yes, but it does not! The desk top to the lower part of the hutch shelving in 16 inches. I was very distraught, but I was able to take apart my monitor and lay it on a bias like picture frame...phew!

The other aspect was assembling it to the desk. They include two metal mounts to be screwed into the hutch and then into the under belly of the desk. This was easy, but try to have it off the wall enough so that it can be slide into place better when finished.

I do enjoy the back panels. They are just the pieces of veneer they use throughout the desk. They about 1/8th inch thick. No screws are used. They are all slipped into places using grooves in the wood.

The cabinets on the sides do come with shelving. You can manipulate the height for CD's DVD's or anything else you want.

Be sure when assembling the hutch to lay out all pieces first. Do not fully assemble it until you have it laid out. This will save you a lot of frustration. I had one pice that appears to be hat the graphic showed but was upside down.

The contents of the package also use earthquake mounts for tipping. They are a bit on the ugly side, so if you want something nicer, you should get it from your local hardware store. I say that because everything on the desk is a wood and black motif and the wall mounts are silver.

Ok, so now I have a fully assembled desk and hutch!

I love the way it look and it appears to be functional...other than the writing instrument issue.

If you do not purchase the hutch, you could always buy a sheet of plexiglass cut to size to save it.

It cleans up very nicely too. Do not use anything other than lemon oil though. The directions say to do this -- this is not a personal preference!

The desk is also much darker than in the pictures. It almost has more of a cherry look than oak.

Even with the few flaws, the really long assembly time, and some minor directional issues I am very happy with my purchase.

If you have read this far, and still want the desk, you will not be sorry. I love it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
1.0

Very, very Difficult to assemble

By Unhappy in Vegas

from Las Vegas, NV

About Me Midrange Shopper

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

  • 1 Hr To Unpack Parts
  • 8 Hrs 2 Men To Assemble
  • Difficult To Assemble
  • Difficult To move
  • Drawer Catches
  • Drawer Glides Stuck Shut
  • Drawers Don't Line Up
  • Flimsy Construction
  • Not All Parts Received
  • Not Enough Drawer Space
  • Ordered Oak Sent Cherry

Best Uses

  • Smaller Offices

Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

Way too difficult to assemble, had to hire a carpenter and he even had problems. Wrong color was sent and without the keyboard drawer front, took an act of congress to convience them it was missing. Took 4 weeks to get it after I sent photos of the missing front, then had to send more information and new photos as proof it was missing. Way too much conversation over a simple missing part and way too much extra work to prove part was not there. The keyboard drawer will NOT slide out so am not able to use it.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
 
4.0

Great desk for the money.

By just me

from Missouri

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Drawer Slides Smoothly
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Smooth Writing Surface
  • Sturdy Construction

Cons

  • Not Enough Drawer Space

Best Uses

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    I love the look of the desk. But... we received it with 2 broken peices. My husband glued them just so we could use the desk. Requested replacement parts but have trouble getting them to follow up and we have NOT received the parts. The desk was pretty easy to assemble, but took awhile. I also purchased the matching TV credenza.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    solid desk

    By nefy2

    from ortonville, MI

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Sturdy Construction

    Cons

    • Time consuming to assembl

    Best Uses

    • Larger Offices

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    very nice finish, most is solid wood, some partical like the back of the hutch. beautiful, I like it. Very Heavy Better have a man at home to put it together, or be able to pay someone to do.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome desk, I love it!!!

    By Deanna

    from Waynesboro, PA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drawer Slides Smoothly
    • Easy To Clean
    • Smooth Writing Surface
    • Space Saver
    • Sturdy Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Larger Offices
    • Lobby

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    This desk did take a while to assemble but once it was done it was all worth it! I love this desk it is exactly what I have been looking for.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    lota bang for the buck

    By jkb

    from orange county,cal.

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drawer Slides Smoothly
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Smooth Writing Surface
    • Sturdy Construction

    Cons

    • Difficult To move

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Larger Offices
    • Lobby
    • Smaller Offices

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    I searched for a few weeks to find a new computer desk for my home.I was hesitant about buying anything on line because you can not see the product until you own it. I came across this desk and it was just what I was looking for.When it arrived and put it together I was more than happy. This desk and hutch was by far ,the best quality product for the dollar I could find anywhere!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    You'll need a drill to assemble this

    By Pat

    from Jacksonville, FL

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Drawer Slides Smoothly

    Cons

    • Difficult To Assemble

    Best Uses

    • Larger Offices

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    I had a handyman assemble this, and it's a good thing. The holes for the drawer pulls were not drilled all the way through, and he had to make holes for the drawer pulls. The keyboard tray lip does not close completely. Still, it is a very nice desk, and it seems to be made of good solid wood.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    3.0

    Affordable Desk

    By Spezi

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Easy To Assemble
    • Space Saver

    Cons

    • Drawer Catches

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Smaller Offices

    Comments about Home Styles Furniture Arts & Crafts Wood Pedestal Desk with Hutch in Cottage Oak:

    This desk is for personal use in a home office and looks great in smaller spaces. The finish is attractive as well as the overall features of the desk/hutch. The drawers catch because they are not all the same size and pose an inconvenience. Assembly was straight-forward and the price is reasonable.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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