Top positive review
Fundamentally a sturdy daily desk, could be improved with a few tweaks.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2017
Received the Home Source white desk during the latter end of 2016 and can confirm I am still using it daily, despite having a few negatives.
- Seating space for a wide desk chair
- Leg space enough to accommodate those of a taller stature
- Cupboard is big enough to house an Xbox One
- All in all, a sturdy, good desk for the price
- Nice enough finish
- Drawer and cupboard on the wrong side of the desk (more later)
- Drawer isn't on wheel runners, so sticks a little
- Can chip / bubble ever so slightly with excessive mouse use (buy a mouse mat)
Desk arrived on time, in a well protected and packaged cardboard container. Item came without fault and with all relevant items.
Desk was relatively easy to put together on my own; though a bit of floor space (at least twice the footprint of the desk) was needed to assemble correctly as per instruction manual.
The finish was rather nice, definitely not lacquer-like but smooth and white enough as not to stand out against supposedly higher end pieces of furniture. The desk stood strong and can easily hold me whilst sitting upon it - a strange but useful test as I plan to mount a lot of equipment on it in the coming months. I'm 6 foot 3 inch tall and 14 stone so not exactly the slightest of humans, so I chalk that up as a win. I can also quite comfortably fit my legs under the seating area, again, something I did not expect from a desk of this size. The cupboard looks smaller than it is as the hinge and door open in to the cupboard ever so slightly, but despite this it can fit an Xbox One with a few mm of clearance either side and with enough room to run cables behind it.
After several months of daily use the desk still stands as still as it did on day one. The surface has slightly bubbled where I have used a mouse without a mouse mat - this is due to the mouse scratching the surface and only occurred in that on area. One major gripe I have is after use (and this is a problem that only right handed mouse-users will come across) I figured that the drawer and cupboard are located on the wrong side. This desk is a small desk, surface area is definitely not a selling point; Having the storage on the left side means there's a mighty amount of space on the left side of the desk going to waste and your mouse, keyboard and monitor end up rather off centre as you try to position correctly for the seating space. If I could have had the choice to put the storage on the right, I would have, and that would have bumped this desk up to a five. The drawer also being on an immobile plastic runner as opposed to wheels or a metal sliding tray means it can be a little sticky to pull out of its housing when needed.
--WOULD I BUY AGAIN--
Yes. I'd buy this desk again if I was on either a space or cost budget. It has worked very well so far and continues to perform under regular daily duress.
Thank you for reading this review; please let me know if you have any questions.