I am studying an architectural course, so was looking for a desk with plenty of workspace. This fits perfectly into my 'study corner' in the living room, it has plenty of space to use the computer, and have books, drawings and plans out at the same time. It totally beats the previous set up of kitchen table and cramped computer workstation. The pull out shelf for the keyboard is sturdy (the kids haven't wrecked it yet, always a good sign). It was easy to put together by myself, with simple instructions and spot on fixing points. Brilliant value for money, simple design makes it a nice peice of furniture to have, would thourghly recommend, I suspect I may be fighting for desk space with the children when they decide to use it for homework.