[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This desk is pretty. The laminate veneer, black metal and thick glass top all combine nicely for a very timeless, very nice looking desk. Also, this desk is heavy. not solid wood heavy, but much heavier than you expect from flatpack furniture. It's mostly the half inch thick glass desk top, but the veneer wrapped particle board is pretty heavy too.
The quality of the materials on this desk are very good. The hardware is excellent. None of the screws rounded on me, which is a first in my very long history of flatpack furniture assembly. While particle board is not the highest quality material, this particle board was much nicer than any I've every worked with. The pieces were solid, no flaking of material from the unfinished ends, no weak predrilled holes, no tearout from overtightening. Really good materials. The drawer sliders even lock into place when fully closed, although they can take a little effort to open.
The desk is an excellent size at 56" in width. The depth is nice, plenty adequate for a couple of monitors, large keyboard with wrist rest, an oversized mouse mat, and a small printer or scanner. The drawers are kinda deep, although they are not file folder deep. The glass top is raised above the wood surface of the desk, essentially doubling you desktop space. While not the most accessible space everywhere, this is hugely handy to store a desk calendar, appointment book, a couple of pins, or a novel.
Assembly was not easy. There are a lot of steps, and while each of the steps was very simple, with everything provided except the phillips head screwdriver, there were a lot of steps. This is a half day job, not an hour or two job. The desk goes together really well, and everything lined up nicely, with one exception. The drawers. The drawers were out of square after assembly, and not amount of manipulation would make the gaps perfectly square. They close great, and there is no operational issue. It's just a cosmetic issue, but it was a little disappointing.
That said, the desk looks great, and is of excellent quality. Overall, I'm very pleased with it.