Rated 5 out of 5 by Frederick A note on white glove delivery
This is a beautiful Bourdonnais desk. We paid $100 for the white glove delivery. The desk comes unassembled--the legs must be bolted on and a back support bar attached. Prospective buyers should be aware that the white glove delivery does NOT involve assembly of the desk. While assembly is easy, it requires a minimum of two people to turn it over since it is very heavy. Had I known that white glove treatment did not involve assembly, I would have saved myself $100, since the four pieces individually are light enough for one person to carry.
June 23, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissyC I love this desk!
The desk was just I had expected and looks beautiful in my home office. It is simple, but functional and was easy to assemble.
June 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by thinnh Beautiful desk, solidly constructed
I ordered the Bourdonnais desk and file cabinet in Belgian Oak finish. While I was disappointed with the finish and some aspects of the file cabinet, the desk is beautiful. I didn't expect it to have such heft, but it's a substantial piece of furniture that looks great from every angle.
Smooth, clear finish in the Belgian Oak, with no mismatched grains or off colored wood. I'm very happy with this item!
August 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeeLew Love it!
Looks wonderful and has great attention to detail.
July 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by Barleygirl Missing drawer screws
Overall, the desk is beautiful but it was missing screws in the front drawer. We are waiting for Ballard to send them. These were not owner assembly screws but instead ones that should have been installed in the factory. For the price, I expected better quality, but the desk is pretty.
June 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spshlk Classic & Elegant
I searched for desks for at least 6 months before deciding to purchase this one. I love the colour and style of this desk and it is very elegant in my office.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BurlapChic This is not only a desk, but a beautiful piece of furniture!
This desk was purchased for the office area in our home. It sits in an area that has an open plan design so it's visible upon entering the home. Because this desk is such a wonderful looking piece of furniture, I'm proud to have this be seen by anyone who visits. There is no doubt this is a sturdy, high quality desk that will stand the test of time with its classic design!
March 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheBuyersEyes Love it, love it, LOVE it!
I bought the Belgium Oak version of this desk and I absolutely LOVE it! The finish is rich and trendy and adds a sophisticated touch to my home office. It seems very well made with nice, solid, wood components. I was originally a little reluctant to order it because of the price, but now that I have it I feel that it was well worth it! There was nothing else out there that had the style that this desk offers, so since my heart was set on this style I went for it - glad I did.
April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ktsa great desk
Thought this desk was great, sturdy, easy to assemble.
October 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lissa Everything I wanted in a desk
We just moved and I finally have a very small room, 11x11, to call my own office. The open leg work doesn't take up space visually, so the desk does not overpower the room.
I'm happy with the stained finish, the look and the size. The desk arrived within 2 weeks of my order date and I was a little nervous about assembling it alone (I call 911 if my husband picks up a screwdriver) but it only took about 10-15 minutes per leg. I did have to wait for my husband to help me turn the desk right side up and place it against the wall because it is a heavy piece. It looks awesome and I love it.
October 24, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Meryl Happy with purchase
I received this desk about a week ago. The delivery crew was exceptional. They were supposed to just deliver it through the front door, but brought it into the room for me, helped my unbox it so that I could inspect all the pieces and were very, very pleasant and helpful.
I love the desk. It is very sturdy (heavy!) and was a piece of cake to put together. Maybe it took 15 minutes.
My one and only complaint is that I wish the keyboard drawer was wider. There is not enough room for a standard keyboard and a mouse (although it is plenty big and deep for the keyboard. Not a big deal, but it would be nice.
I am taking the advice of others and ordering a glass top to preserve the top of the desk. I was quoted a price of $115 from a local glass shop.
I would definitely recommend this desk!
April 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by treyno4137 Beautiful desk but has some issues
Like the looks of the desk but have already seen a split surface on the top of the desk on the lower left side. Runs about an inch in from the edge and is approx 18" long. It continues to grow daily.
Also the legs were packaged very well and no evidence of any fork lift damage, etc. but the right desk leg had obvious nicks through the paint. The Quality Control on this item is poor.
April 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HomeOfficeFan beautiful and functional
I've had my desk for about 3 weeks and am completely satisfied, the construction is solid and overall the piece is very heavy - don't expect to attach the legs or postion the desk without a helper. The Belgian Oak color is unique -exactly what I was going for as the other pieces I purchased are black. The contrast is striking. The desk top is a bit taller than my older desk so I'm adjusting to that.
December 12, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by desmo Quality concerns
Although I love the look of the desk and it is sturdy enough after setting up, I was very disappointed in the quality for the cost. After putting it together and setting it upright, one of the legs broke since it was screwed into particle board. For the cost, the entire thing should have been made of wood.
August 24, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by MG165 This desk has a great look and is well made.
The desk has a large work surface. Based on other reviews I ordered a glass top to protect it from scratches. It is very solid and its elegant design offsets the fact that it is so sizeable. It is perfect for my Home Office. Note: It is very heavy and you will definitely need help to move the top and assemble the desk.
July 22, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Irene Love it!
This desk is beautiful and good quality piece of furniture; very heavy/solid wood top. It makes a very nice addition to our home. Assembly was easy. Pay the extra for the in home delivery and to take the packaging away, if you can. The box is quite heavy and there is a lot of cardboard/packaging.
July 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jonathan Great desk!
I bought this desk for my son. It is large enough to put his TV and computer stuff on it. He loves it and now my other son is putting in for one. It's well built and looks great in his room.
July 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Classicdecor Well-made desk!
This desk is solid, has thoughtful details (removable compartments inside drawers, quality hinges on keyboard drawer) and is beautiful, to boot. I highly recommend it.
July 6, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Chuck Discuraged at poor quality.
I purchased this desk about two years ago. I loved the style and sturdy weight of it. However as I assembled it, I noticed a lot of poorly painted areas as well as some fine cracks in the paint. Now - two years later - the paint has chipped to reveal a crack in the keyboard drawer slideout on the bottom about 2 1/2" from the front. The crack is all the way through the wood and runs the entire width of the drawer from left to right. I fear it will completely break off soon. I expected a $1000 desk to last a lot longer than 2 years. I would NOT recommend this product to a friend.
March 29, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Katie Exceptional Quality
I'm incredibly pleased with this product. I bought the desk, the lateral file cabinet and two side tables. The quality is exceptional. It adds a 'richness' to my home office that was unexpected. Katie
March 16, 2011