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Nice Computer Desk

Reviewing: Sauder Fox Glenn 402575  |  Rating:
allie63078 By allie63078 on
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I recently purchase two computer desks from Walmart.com for my husband & I to use in our home office. I have purchase other Sauder products before & have liked them, so when I saw these for under $100 each, I knew that is what I wanted to have. I used Walmart's Site-to-Store options so that I didn't have to pay for shipping, which saved me almost $80.00.

Once I got the desks home, I started working on assembly. After taking all the pieces out for one of the desks & getting them somewhat organized by part letter, I pulled out the step-by-step instructions, which are fairly easy to understand & began to work. About 3 hours later (working by myself), I had completed the first desk. This was not without it's trials, but the finished product still looked nice.

The Good: Instructions were pretty clear on what parts/pieces were needed and when. Putting together the pieces was pretty easy, although at times it would be hard to get a screw in or turned when some of the pieces would get close together. The finished product, if you don't mess up, looks really nice.

The Bad: While Sauder is a good brand and assembly is usually easy, the construction material is just basically particle board, so that means it easily cracks or breaks if you bend something wrong or if you screw something in incorrectly. A couple times while nailing in the cardboard piece that goes all the way around the back, if you didn't nail in perfectly straight or you didn't make sure everything was lined up perfectly, the nail would go through the particle board to where you could see it from the other side & the boards would splinter. Also, at one point, after you have the hutch assembled, you have to flip the entire desk over and if you are working by yourself, not only is it a little heavy, but if you dont' have something to support the hutch when you turn it over, the hutch will nearly break off at the screwed in point because of the weight. This happened to me on the first desk I put together and i ended up having to glue the hutch to the base in order to disguise the gap that was caused by the hutch not being as supported as it should have been.

Basically, I would say that overall, this is a great product for anyone needing a nice desk for their office and are on a budget. If you are looking for fine, high quality furniture, then expect to get it somewhere else & pay a lot more. But, due to the fact that I have about 5 or 6 Sauder furniture pieces in my house now, I would recommend it overall.