|Desk Type: Writing desk||Top Finish: 1: Brown|
|Top Finish: 2: White||Base Finish: Silver|
|Non-Toxic: Yes||Style: Contemporary|
|Design: Rectangular desk||Keyboard Tray: No|
|Drawers Included: Yes||Exterior Shelving: No|
|Cabinets Included: No||Handedness: Both left and right|
|Legs Included: Yes||Casters Included: No|
|Hutch Included: No||Treadmill Included: No|
|Cork Back Panel: No||CPU Storage: No|
|Built In Outlet: No||Built In Surge Protector: No|
|Light Included: No||Modular: No|
|Lifestage: Teen; Adult||Application: Home office|
|Product Care: Clean with damp soft cloth||Country of Manufacture: China|
|Solid Wood Construction: No|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Additional Parts Required: No|
|Product Warranty: 1 year limited|
|General Conformity Certificate: Yes|
Desk become focus of 'new' livingroom
Patricia from Newton, NC – Verified Buyer
You know when you've seen the perfect piece of furniture, at least I did. Modern, simply, dark brown/black, brushed metal, with drawers and a file. Perfect. That it was on sale that day clinched the deal in price and free shipping. I'm sitting at this desk just now. Hubby and I haven't put anything together for many years and we can't sit on the floor anymore, BUT we still had the huge old desk in the middle of the floor and we used it as a bench to put this baby together. It took us a couple/three hours. We're out of practice. Your time may be shorter. It was easy actually and the directions are great!! All parts were present. We set it with the stack of drawers on the right, opposite the picture, and it was no problem. Everything works beautifully. The top 2 drawers look the same size but one is a little deeper and the slots are sized accordingly. Just love this desk. I'm sitting here several hours a day. It is too small overall to host a full office chair without looking overwhelmed, so I've a smaller occasional chair that fits fine. If this trips your trigger, buy it. It's a really well made desk.
great desk for small space
Carly from Somerville, NJ – Verified Buyer
I ordered this desk because I wanted something that wouldn't take up a lot of room and wanted drawers for extra storage. It looks very nice, was packaged well and was relatively easy to put together (although there were many steps and it took a few hours). I love the look, it is sturdy and has plenty of room for my 23" monitor plus other stuff but doesn't take up a lot of space and the metal leg makes it seem to take up even less space because of the openness. This is a very sturdy desk too!
Just about perfect
Erika from Chicago, IL – Verified Buyer
I bought this desk because of the simple design and the file drawer. I was not disappointed once I saw it in person. The box was heavy so going up to my 3rd floor where my spare room is located was tough. From start to finish, by myself, it took about 3 hours to assemble. (I'm pretty savvy when it comes to this stuff but I took my time). The reason for 4 stars is that the front panel of the file drawer was scratched. I emailed Monarch for a replacement piece and it's on it's way. (5 stars for customer service) One last thing, I would suggest that you have your own wood glue handy. The glue they provided was useless.
Robert from Venice, FL – Verified Buyer
Was attracted to this desk by the design. It was easy to assemble, very precisely built so everything fit just fine. Value for the money is very good. It looks very handsome in our small office space at home. There are reviews complaining about drawer alignment, I put rubber cushion pads on the drawers to equalize the spacing from cabinet to drawer and they are now perfect.
Caitlin from McLean, VA – Verified Buyer
My company bought all of its desks from Europe and when we needed two more they were no longer available. We were looking for something modern and functional; small and practical. These were perfect for our two new hires. They were easy to assemble and you can assemble the filing cabinet on either end which is definitely a necessity.
Great quality, smooth assembly, excellent looks
Katy from Raleigh, NC – Verified Buyer
When I opened the box I was first scared by the number of parts and the complexity of the instructions. But the actual assembly turned out to be easy, all parts came together as a charm. With me giving instructions from the manual and husband operating the screwdriver we were able to complete the job in 1 hour. The quality of the desk is outstanding. It looks great in the room and our teenage daughter was very impressed. There's enough storage in the drawers and the top provides more than enough space for her laptop, books and papers. I also liked the fact that the desk is reversible and the drawers can be on either side. We chose left, so that the empty leg is facing the door.
Marcy from San Diego, CA – Verified Buyer
This is a nice desk, and it was fairly easy--if time consuming--to put together. I hated the packaging, but I suppose it was necessary to protect all the components. But all the hardware and pieces were there in exact counts, and it assembled well. All you need is a screwdriver.
alison from Lakewood, CA – Verified Buyer
Take your time when putting this piece together. The file cabinet drawers were probably the hardest to install but everything seemed to come together nicely towards the end. Fortunately all our pieces were straight.
exactly as pictured above
Angela from Frederick, MD – Verified Buyer
It comes in so many parts some are labeled and others are not which makes it take longer than usual, but once I figured all the parts out it was easy putting it together. I had no problems with predrilled holes they all lined up. And also the instructions are pictures only but if you are patient and will look at it twice or more before screwing any thing you should be able to get it right. I am using it in the home office and it's fits the space perfectly. The filing cabinet can be put on any side that you prefer, its a very beautiful piece and makes me forget about all the frustration of putting it together.
Sandra from Winter Park, FL – Verified Buyer
Previously purchased a different model "L" shaped, Monarch desk and was very pleased. This desk is okay in comparison but it was half the price so I got what I paid for. The top is of good quality and the desk sturdy. Being able to flip the drawers to either side is a plus as is the option for either legal or letter size files. The file and drawer portion are not made as well. The wood is thin and soft and the finish is easily chipped or dented during assembly. Make sure you drive the wooden pegs in as far as you can with a mallet or it will end up pushing through on the other side and cracking the finish. I was able to cover up any flaws with the stickers that are meant to cover the hardware to the drawers. Overall, it's a good place to organize and do light office work and it has a nice modern look. For our purposes, and the price it works well, so we kept it. Inspect your pieces carefully and call Monarch directly if there is any damage. They are very good about replacing damaged pieces. Two of my drawer fronts were crushed during shipping of the "L" shaped desk and I received the new fronts in about a week. Pros: Looks good. Versatile. Monarch company is easy to work with. The top is well made and overall the desk is sturdy. Cons: The drawer and file portion are made of very thin, soft material and the finish chips easily. Careful assembly required.