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Beginnings 40" Computer Desk by Sauder

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Finish: Cinnamon Cherry

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  • Overall: 34.02" H x 39.61" W x 19.45" D
  • Overall Product Weight: 52lbs

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  5.0 stars
Just what I needed... from NE Georgia on 06/06/2011
I bought two of these desks for my kids' computers (we homeschool, and do quite a bit of their work on computer). The desks don't take up much floor space, and provide adequate space for the computer, accessories, and a small amount of other supplies like CD-ROMs or study materials. Don't plan on using an older monitor on these desks--they're not big enough. You absolutely need a flat-screen monitor. The height of the main portion of the desks is the same as the keyboard tray on my full-size desk, so the keyboard trays on these desks are a little low. Works great for kids, but might not be very comfortable for a taller adult. Both desks had minor damage to a couple of pieces, but nothing that interferes with their functionality. A black Sharpie covered up the small marks that were still visible after the desks were assembled. Assembly was pretty straightforward, except that you need a very strong hand to fully tighten the cam bolts. I need to get my husband to go back and tighten those for me. Overall, I'm very satisfied with these desks for my kids. The price was right for getting the two we needed, and I don't need to stress over the damage kids do to furniture that they use often. The desks are sturdy, and look nice in our office area.
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Great for the price from Fredericksburg, VA on 09/03/2015 – Verified Buyer
I only had the desk for about a week and so far is very sturdy (no violent shakes when printing). Fairly easy to assemble, it only took about an hour. Everything fits just as the pic shows.
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Very happy with this desk! from Virginia on 08/18/2015 – Verified Buyer
This desk arrived in great condition with no blemishes or flaws from shipping. It was packed with extra cardboard at the corners to avoid chipping during the shipping process. Easy to put together, got it in a beautiful dark cherry color. Love the open shelf for the computer tower so it doesn't overheat. Keyboard tray slides smoothly. Great price for the functionality. It's a bit on the smaller side, but comfortably fits a computer and printer. I'm very happy with my purchase.
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  4.0 stars
Really like my desk! from Rochchester, MN on 09/07/2015 – Verified Buyer
Very nice product for the money. Exactly like the picture and description says it is. Looks very nice in my bedroom . The only place I could put it in my small senior apt.. My printer/fax machine fits nicely on the shelf. Use the bottom area to keep my printer paper and odds and ends. I am very satisfied with my purchase. Pros: Grand-son said it went together nicely.It didn't take him very long. Good instruction. Cons: Not real sturdy for a young child,
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  4.0 stars
Looks very nice from Dubuque, IA on 11/16/2015 – Verified Buyer
I just got this and was pleased when I unpacked it. The material seems like it will stand up to some use. There was quite a lot of assembly, but for once, all the pieces were there, and the instructions were easy to follow. I expect it will serve my purpose well. Pros: Price for the quality Cons: A fair amount of assembly
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  5.0 stars
Great Purchase! from Monroe Twp, NJ on 08/04/2015 – Verified Buyer
The top shelf was not big enough for my printer, but for the price - who cares. It works for what I needed it for; something affordable and temporary. Seems sturdy, easy to assemble, and gets the job done.
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  4.0 stars
Good value for money from Dallas, TX on 08/12/2014 – Verified Buyer
Bought this desk for a small space almost 2 years ago and it has held up quite well to daily use. It has started showing signs of wear which I expected for the quality, so if you want something that will last for years, keep looking. Pros: Sleek and compact, looks as pictured, straightforward assembly, love the keyboard tray (fits my mouse as well). Cons: Storage is not really functional for me as I don't use a CPU tower and would have preferred a drawer rather than the cabinet (harder to reach for items pushed to the back).
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  4.0 stars
Good prodact from Brooklyn, NY on 11/20/2015 – Verified Buyer
I received my orede fast. It looks good no damage at all. The product it's ok with this price. Took long time to assemble because it comes as parts. The catalog is so clear show all steps that need to follow. Over all i am happy .
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  5.0 stars
great young student desk! from Chico, CA on 03/05/2015 – Verified Buyer
Good Sauder product. Basic desk, great for student. Nice medium walnut finish. Has pull out keyboard tray, shelf for computer tower, desktop space for a few items, and a small cupboard below for storing paper/books. Delivery was timely and assembly was required.
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  4.0 stars
Beginnings Computer Desk from Charlotte, NC on 07/23/2014 – Verified Buyer
I really do like the desk. The only negative thing I can say is that I found some of the holes were not predrilled when I was constructing the desk. Actually cracked the floor of the area with the door because of that. It isn't readily noticable, so it's fine. Took a while to get it put together, but the instructions are very clear.
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Questions & Answers

"Hi there! What are the dimensions of the CPU Tower storage space?" — Amir
"Hi Amir, the CPU Tower storage space has the following dimensions: 20 1/8" H x 17.5" D x 9.5"W."
— Jasmine from Wayfair
"Hello, what other finishes does the Sauder Beginnings 40" desk come in?" — Gregory
"Hi Gregory, the Sauder Beginnings 40" Computer Desk you are interested in only comes in the Cinnamon Cherry finish."
— Catherine from Wayfair
"Hello, what is the size of the elevated printer shelf on this desk?" — Deborah
"Hello Deborah, the elevated printer shelf is 19.5" x 14.5"."
— Matt from Wayfair
"Hi, what are the dimensions for the space under the desk?" — Delbert
"Hello Delbert, the dimensions of the space under the desk are 25.5" H x 30" W."
— Devin from Wayfair
"Hi, what are the dimensions of the desk top?" — Doreen
"Hi Doreen, the desk top is 28.88" H x 19.5" D."
— Charlie from Wayfair