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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Computer Desk, 23 Feb 2013
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This review is from: Piranha Large Black Computer Desk with 2 Drawers and 4 Shelves for the Home Office PC 5g (Office Product)
Being in a wheelchair, it's a bit of a pain to find a work desk that doesn't have a shelf where you sit and the ones that can be found sometimes lack solid structure, sound material and have wrong screws, parts etc. My laptop is dying and I have been desperately trying to find a good, well made desk that would be strong enough to hold a desktop and its 22 inch monitor, that comes with some drawers, had a nice place for the tower and one that didn't have a shelf.

This cropped up in the middle of a dodgy looking slim work station and a big giant monstrosity that wouldn't look out of place in the office of an egotistical CEO. I was first put off by the price, as I can be quite a stingy schmuck, so I looked around some more and I was always directed to this. Since fate was clearly giving me a sign, I thought what the hell and started reading the reviews.

Boy, am I thankful for fate's divine intervention! The wood is solid and so I have no fear that it'll collapse or break, all the bits n bobs are present and correct, the instructions are easy to follow, and more importantly, no lower shelf! The two drawers have lots of room and are wide enough to hold what one would need to have on hand, they are also just as strong as the desk itself, which means no bending in the middle will happen in the near future. The sliding motion of the drawers is smooth and very easy, so if you're like me and get frustrated with badness of that kind, then this is definitely up your street. Unfortunately, I don't have the actual PC yet (delivery next Saturday), so I can't tell you if the tower slot is big enough, but time will tell and I'll update this review.

The desk itself is bigger than it looks, which could be both a good or bad thing, depending on the size of the room you'll be putting it in. My living room thankfully has just enough space for it and with the desk being a bit larger, it's also eye-catching and gives it a sort of a 'centre piece' air about it. The black colour has a lovely, subtle sheen to it and even if your room decor is bright, it'll match with a striking contrast, or if said room is dark, it'll blend right on in there.

The sliding keyboard shelf is just like all the rest. It's sturdy and sturdy things don't break, bend, or chip, which is excellent. The last desk I had was much cheaper and within two to three months, the finish on the keyboard began to peel away. Not only was that annoying, but the flakes got into the PC keyboard and basically everyplace with a nook or cranny. That won't be happening with this one as there's no paint or varnish on it, so your keyboard and mouse will have a longer life span as there won't be any bits to clog them up.

You get exactly what you pay for and it's well worth every penny. Hope I've been helpful :-)
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