Rated 4 out of 5 by PetieV Overall good quality, and looks very nice.
I have only ordered furniture from a catalog a few times, as I feel it is always risky, but Ballard seems like a quality company, and I did not have time to shop for a new desk, and I needed one right away.
Our desk and hutch was delivered a couple weeks ago (March, 2014) and we are quite pleased. We did pay extra to have it assembled and brought into the house, but it was worth it. The delivery men were very nice. As the desk was being set up, I noticed that one of the legs was crooked, so I stopped them, and we discovered that the screws had ripped out of the plate holding the leg to the desk. (The legs had to be screwed into the desk base.) One of the drivers was actually a carpenter by trade, and he drilled new holes for the metal plate and reattached the leg. Otherwise, we would have had to do the repair ourselves, or return the desk. The delivery guy said it was poor construction, so now we need to remember never to try to scoot the desk, to always lift before moving it at all, which is probably a good idea regardless. I am famous for sliding furniture on my own to get it where I want it, so I will need to remember that!
That being said........we do really like the desk, and it seems to be fairly well built otherwise.
March 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelleatki Beautiful Desk
I am SO happy with this desk. It's such solid wood and the rubbed black is beautiful. I'm not sure what the previous poster meant about it being heavy and having to assemble it. The guys brought in the desk first, then put the hutch on top. The only assembly you have to do is put in the third shelf that's on the left. Some wires that have the bigger part to plug in (don't know the technical term) won't fit through the opening. For example, my phone, which plugs into the cable modem so it needs to be on the desk. So I unplugged the wire from the back of the phone and tied twine to it and looped it from the floor up. You'll see what I mean when you have to do it. I have a desktop and in order to hide the wires I bought this box into which you put your power strip. It doesn't look bad underneath my desk at all! Just be prepared that it is very dusty and covered in little foam bits. You'll have to vacuum and dust it. You won't be disappointed in this piece.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ezcmemphis Excellent quality. Well designed. Love it!
Excellent quality. Well designed. Very impressive. Love it!
February 25, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by slim30dfw Love desk, do not love soft wood
We've had this desk for a little less than a year. We love the look of the desk. The main thing we do not like about it is that it scratches easily. Anything you write, is copied down onto the wood. I'm not sure why they would make a desk with soft wood. Also any other scratch that is made lightly (even with a fingernail) is left on the desk. I also have two little boys whose fingers have left scratches...not fun. Was hoping to buy a desk that would last us a while but not so much. A cover of some sort is recommended.
February 16, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by TigerGrandma This desk is all I expected and more!
I began searching for a desk for my home office about 18 months ago. This desk was the first one I looked at, and I loved it then, but being the practical person I am, I had to shop around and be sure. After 18 months, countless trips to furniture stores, and numerous hours of Internet shoppping, I am more convinced than ever that this particular desk is the very best. I was especially looking for a large work surface plus ample storage space which this piece has. I can't recommend it highly enough!
February 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Makingahome Beautiful and functional
Very solid and heavy piece. Roomy with lots of shelf space. Great way to have a work space in a main living area that is attractive instead of distracting and out of place.
August 6, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyCasa couldn't be more pleased!
I did alot of research trying to find the right desk for my space and price. I couldn't be happier with my desk and hutch that I purchased from you. It looks beautiful, is solid and has plenty of room for all of my office supplies.
I was also very pleased with your in home service. The delivery men were polite, efficient and cleaned up all packaging material before they left...just like I was told they would!!!
I have purchased other things from Ballard Designs and I will continue to in the future. Thanks for another great product!
August 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by biobabe I love this desk, it is exactly what I wanted.
I gave 4/5 stars only because there was an area of damage when unpacked (front corner). This has been taken care of, but should not have been shipped, in my opinion.
Otherwise, it is a very nice unit, the file drawer works wonderfully. I have not decided if I will keep the keyboard drawer as is or use it as a regular drawer, since I am not quite used to it. Heed the advice of other reviewers, it is big and heavy, I doubt you will want to move it around after it is placed by the delivery service. I am quite satisfied.
August 4, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmeMom Nice desk and hutch
Love this desk. I got the white. It is heavy and well made. Delivery was pricey, but they unpacked, assembled, carried upstairs and put in place. I have wanted this desk and hutch for 10 years. I'm so happy I finally bought it!
July 21, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sarah Love it!
I'm so happy with my new desk. I was nervous about buying a big furniture item without seeing it in person, but am so happy that we went ahead and purchased the item. It's beautiful!
April 4, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by mom24kids Stylish, well made piece
I bought this hutch in black to use as a desk/computer hutch, and it's beautiful. It is a very heavy piece of furniture, which I like - not cheap at all. The delivery service was great. I inspected everything and it looks beautiful and everyone comments on it. We turned our formal dining room into a living area, and this piece works perfectly. I like the shelves for pictures and accent pieces. I did purchase a clear plastic mat so I don't scratch the top - that has worked great. I wouldn't hesitate to buy from Ballard again.
February 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by ajcarne Attractive and functional
I love this desk. I wanted to piece that looked like furniture because it is in a living room and not an office. It is beautiful and fits the space perfectly (it is a very large piece so make sure you measure). I love that it is funcational and attractive. Great quality so far.
November 23, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
by wolfpack1 Elegant, large desk
This desk is exactly as pictured. It has a large desktop, lots of workspace. It looks very elegant in our formal living room. Our decorator recommended black, which I wouldn't have picked out myself, but it looks great.
The con for me, which I knew before I bought it, is that you can see my computer tower and wires underneath the desk. There's a hole for wires in the middle drawer for the keyboard, but I use a wireless keyboard anyway. It's also EXTREMELY heavy. I'm hoping to never need to move it.
October 18, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Cookie101 A pleasant workspace
I purchased the desk and hutch and they are a beautiful combination. I like the shape and size of the furniture. It is substantial and attractive.
My only suggestion would be that it would be great for it to come with an option to pay to have it assembled. The pieces are heavy and were too much for me to lift and assemble on my own.
Otherwise it is beautiful.
July 15, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by BeachBumMamma Love the design
The 3 drawer desk/hutch was exactly as it appeared in the catalogue. The right side drawer is a file drawer and the left is split into two drawers -- perfect for storing supplies. Great desk top size. Display shelves are sufficient and moveable on the left side to store books and/or display accessories. It's a great piece.
July 9, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by comedian Beautiful piece and functional too
I bought this desk for my older daughter's room (she is 20). It is gorgeous and very well built. We have had it since late last summer, and it has endured and been a wonderful piece of furniture. Well built, well done and stylish to boot. Love it.
April 28, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by SusieHomemaker Beautiful Style, Great Function and Quality
I purchased this desk/hutch combo almost two years ago and have been very pleased. It is a bit pricey but it is a large, substantial and stylish piece of furniture. The configuration of the drawers and shelves work really well for my needs.
My only complaint is the wood appears quite soft and if you press too hard while writing on a single sheet of paper, you will be left with a slight indentation on the desktop. In retrospect, I wish I had purchased a protective piece of glass for the desktop when I first bought the desk but nevertheless, now I know and I'm just more careful.
In my opinion, this seems to be a quality piece of furniture and with a little TLC, it should look great and last for many years.
April 13, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by decorstudent great desk for any decor
love this desk! purchased two of them, one large one for my daughter, who has really grown into this desk. place for everything, file drawer is wonderful for art work off the fridge, and now her school files. purchased the smaller size for a second home, and it fits all our needs. love the style and the versitility. keyboard drawer is a good height.
April 6, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sizzle Beautiful and elegant desk/hutch
Love the desk. It has worked out very well in my
home office. Thanks Ballard Design!
March 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by RFlip Great Desk
This desk not only looks beautiful but I'm very pleased with how smoothly the drawers operate. It has a nice walnut finish which goes well with the antique pieces I have in the same room. Be sure to measure, this is a very large piece!
March 16, 2011