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Late and damaged, but beautiful
on 25 August 2012
Having ordered this desk 7th July 2012, the money was taken soon after but the desk didn't arrive until 5 weeks later!
The reason for the delay was that they couldn't rely on a courier service to deliver the desk undamaged and would send their man from Dublin. They have had several desks damaged using a courier.
I suspect I've been fobbed off with a few cleverly selected, previously damaged sections, that didn't show once assembled. Either that, or they really need to package the corners and edges better. Cynical I know, but I think I'm right with my first assumption! Having waited an eternity, I've put up with knowing I've got a damaged desk.
Assembly is definitely a 2 man job. It's a long job, so best not to leave it until the end of the day.
With regards the desk itself, if it wasn't for the damage and the tedious assembly, I would have given it 4, possibly 5 stars as, apart from the damage, it is beautiful quality, has the look of real wood. It is a good match with other items of real pine furniture and the modesty board hides the huge network of unsightly cables a treat. However, just a note re. the cable hubs. The picture shows two, one at each end of the desk, but mine has one central hub. I'm not sure whether two would have worked better as I have a printer, but I'm happy with the single hub as it does the job.