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Altra Parsons Writing Desk

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Altra Furniture Parsons Writing Desk

Give your office a chic and trendy look with the Deluxe Parsons desk. This desk not only looks great but provides plenty of storage with the shelves on each side.


  • Side storage shelves
  • Hollow core construction
  • Lightweight construction makes the desk easy to move
  • 1 Year limited warranty

Product Details:

  • Desk Type: Writing desk
  • Application: Home office
  • Assembly Required: Yes
  • Product Warranty: Limited 1 year warrenty


  • Overall: 31.93" H x 60" W x 21.65" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 46.2lbs

Altra Furniture Parsons Writing Desk

Weights & Dimensions

  • Overall: 31.93" H x 60" W x 21.65" D
  • Shelf: 13" H x 13.5" W x 17.5" D
  • Desktop: 32" H x 60" W x 21.6" D
  • Knee Space: 30" H x 25" W x 21.6" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 46.2lbs


Desk Type: Writing deskTop Finish: 1: Black
Top Finish: 2: EspressoTop Finish: 3: Oak
Non-Toxic: YesStyle: Contemporary
Design: Standard deskHardware Finish: Brushed nickel assembly hardware
Keyboard Tray: NoDrawers Included: No
Exterior Shelving: Yes
  • Number of Exterior Shelves: 4
Cabinets Included: No
Ergonomic Design: NoHandedness: Both left and right
Chair Included: NoLegs Included: No
Casters Included: NoCork Back Panel: No
CPU Storage: NoBuilt In Outlet: No
Built In Surge Protector: NoLight Included: No
Modular: NoLifestage: Adult
Application: Home officeProduct Care: Preferred furniture polish, soft cloth, do not use harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners
Country of Manufacture: ChinaWeight Capacity: 180 Pounds
Solid Wood Construction: No 


Assembly Required: YesTools Needed: Hammer, flat head screw driver, phillips screw driver, hex key
Additional Parts Required: No 


Product Warranty: Limited 1 year warrenty 


CARB Compliant: YesISTA 3A Certified: Yes
GSA Approved: No 

About the Manufacturer

For two decades, Altra has been dedicated to creating beautiful furniture that enhances the work and play experience. Their designers are excited by the same things that interest you – great home theater systems, multi-user video gaming, building a business at home, trying out a new laptop – and doing it all in style.

This means they need to understand the functions of these diverse tasks, as well as what makes the user experience insanely great. Their mutual enjoyment of these goals includes delivering furniture that is fun, affordable, and environmentally responsible.


The Parsons Writing Desk is a Contemporary style product. Contemporary style bridges the gap between traditional and modern. Pieces feature simple and clean lines with smooth surfaces without any carving or adornment. You can shop for more Contemporary Desks in the Office Desks section of our site.

Altra Furniture Parsons Writing Desk

Questions & Answers (4)


“Hi, what are the dimensions for each shelf on this desk?” asked by Ruthe

"Hi Ruthe, each shelf measures 13" H x 13.5" W x 17.5" D." Andy from Wayfair


“Hi, what are the dimensions for the desk shelves?” asked by Takako

"Hi Takako, the dimensions are 13" H x 13.5" W x 17.5" D." Tiffany from Wayfair


“Hi, what is this desk made of?” asked by Sharon

"Hi Sharon, it is made of veneer covered MDF (medium density fiberboard)." Becca from Wayfair


“Hi, does the desk have drawers?” asked by Rosalyn

"Hi Rosalyn, the desk does not have drawers." Shawny from Wayfair

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Nice, Simple and Large Desk

from Henderson, NV – Verified Buyer

Desk is very sturdy and decent size! The only thing I warn others about is the shelving is not big enough for a computer tower so if that is what you are going to use it for, you will have to put it elsewhere! Otherwise a very nice desk at a great price. Pros: large, great buy, easy to assemble Cons: shelving is too small for computer

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Not worth the money

from Lenexa, KS – Verified Buyer

I bought this desk thinking it would be great. I loved the open shelves because it seemed like something a little different than drawers. I also liked that the desk seemed not as big and clunky as some other desks can be. However, when I opened the box, the first piece I pulled out was damaged. Secondly, there were no instructions. The desk is fairly simple to put together, but what company doesn't put instructions with a product that requires assembly? This whole thing is just shoddy at best. I would not recommend this desk to anyone. I should have spent a little more money to buy a product that was better quality and at least came with instructions.

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Very nice product.

from Saint Francis, MN – Verified Buyer

I bought this because of the cool geometric look. I like clean lines and this definitely has it. As with any piece of furniture that is not solid wood, it isn't perfect, but it works great for what I need it for. No complaints about the product. However, the box cam unglued during shipping which was concerning as I was afraid that pieces may be missing.

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Sleek Desk!

from ENCINO, CA – Verified Buyer

This desk is very nice and it fits perfectly in my home office. It looks much more expensive for the price! It also is much bigger and bulkier in person. The best features of it are the extra "shelves" on each side where you can put decorative items, office supplies or printer. Other products were more expensive and definitely didn't look this nice!

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Love this desk!

from Woodbridge, VA – Verified Buyer

Pain in the butt to assemble, but once it's assembled it's pretty awesome. The desk looks more expensive than it is. It was just what I wanted! I will order other things from this site in the future.

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This desk is exactly what we were hoping for!

from Spokane, WA – Verified Buyer

The size and quality are great. It was easy to put together and definitely worth the cost! We took off the base off of both the sides and the height is perfect for the other two desks that we bought to create our own double L desk with two Parsons Writing desks.

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Deluxe Parsons Desk

from Sonora, TX – Verified Buyer

This item was easy to assemble, arrived with slight damage to one side of the shelves (I just faced it down when assembling to avoid re-shipping) and I really love the style. Allows for functional/decorative storage boxes, the height and width of the leg space is also very roomy.

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from San Antonio, TX – Verified Buyer

I put this desk together by myself and was so excited with the results that I actually use it as my TV stand. I thought the TV would make it cave in but it holds up pretty well. Im looking forward to ordering more products.

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Looks nice, but not quality

from North Attleboro, MA

My desk arrived on schedule, but with a hole in its package (from shipping.) that went through the product. I called Wayfair and they were going to send out replacement pieces for the damaged ones. The desk looks like it is wood, but it seems as if it is cardboard with an overlay of some type of wood-looking product. It is very light, and not very rugged. It turns out the piece with the hole from shipping was going to be face down, so I used the damaged piece. I thought the desk was going to be made of wood, but it's not. It serves the purpose of a desk for my 10 year old son, and looks nice. I was expecting a little more for the price. It was relative easy to assemble, as my son did most of the work. Looks nice Low quality product, expected more.

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Perfectly matched description; one piece's holes did not match up

from Virginia – Verified Buyer

We called about the defective piece, and received a replacement in 4 days. Looks great, sturdy, lots of space. Will look neat with matching baskets on the 4 shelves.Definitely worth the money.

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Parsons Writing Desk is also sometimes listed under the following manufacturer numbers: 9318296, 9318496