Rated 3 out of 5 by CAVintage Dimensions and Price Were Right
I ordered this desk because it had the right dimensions for my small office.
I think it's just okay. I already have a couple chips in the paint on the front and the drawers open a little rough. I find that finish quality issues seem to be a theme at Ballards. No children or men use this desk so I'm hoping damage will be kept to a minimum over time. That being said, I'm okay with this piece for the price I paid.
Delivery was great and it must have been warehoused near me because shipping was super fast.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by DMC123 Stands the Test of Time
I purchased this desk, along with the hutch that sets on top, in 2000. The color I purchased at the time was an ivory color. Even though it's been nearly 15 years, this desk remains aesthetically pleasing, and the design timeless. I give it 5 stars!
January 12, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by TwoGoldies This is a great desk
I have had this desk for almost a month now in the Tuscan Cream; the color looks like the photo. Based on another reviewer's comments about peeling paint on the knobs, I bought porcelain replacements from another vendor. But when the desk arrived, we discovered that if you try to remove the knobs, the paint will most likely come off with them. Surely the knobs were attached when the body of the desk was painted. Rather than deal with that, I'm keeping the original knobs on. The paint job isn't perfect but it is decent. The paint on the edges of each leg is worn through, as though to give it a distressed look. The drawers did have a slight odor but sachets fixed that. For me, the center keyboard drawer isn't wide enough for my keyboard and mouse so we are fabricating a piece to attach under the drawer that slides out to the side to hold the mouse. The other three drawers are a good size, they hold quite a bit. Thanks to prior reviews about the soft wood desk surface, we had a piece of glass cut to fit it. I checked so many places for a comparable desk without luck. Either the quality was inferior or the price was way more than this one. This desk is just what I wanted and I recommend it to others. I would have given 5 stars if the knobs were replaceable and the overall paint job was better.
September 19, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Gisele Paint chipping.
I waited several years before I purchased this desk. I really like it. I am going to have to replace the knobs. The paint is chipping off.
May 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by vdbksb Love it, Makes my study look like a new room !!
The desk and chair brighten up the room, we had a dark cherry desk, but now we have this beautiful desk and chair !!
March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by madja high end
High end look and large surface desk. Convenient file drawer.
Matching Tuscan bookcases look like custom built ins with
February 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by drswayney Beautiful and Sturdy!
This desk was the perfect addition to my office. It is not only beautiful, but it is a SOLID desk! It is heavy and very sturdy with plenty of storage for my needs. Would definitely recommend this desk to others. I got the Tuscan Cream and it is truly beautiful! Arrived undamaged and was easy to put together! LOVE IT!!!
January 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by my3sunz Exactly what I expected
Have purchased several things and this desk does not disappoint. Excellent quality, finishes, style that I consistently receive from Ballard Designs. Large work area and really like the 2 smaller drawers and 1 file drawer. **Note about the other reviewer where the leg broke - desk is heavy and legs screw in; you cannot push it, you must lift it to move it. Any furniture with legs will snap a leg if you try to push it.
January 1, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Reviewer3333 Nice desk, but leg broke right away
The desk was dropped off by some of the most professional delivery people I've ever met, so thumbs up for that! But, I then decided to move the desk to the other side of the room and as I was pushing it, one of the legs gave way and is pretty much broken now. Really bummed considering how costly the furniture is. Also, the drawers don't open and close as smoothly as I would like for such a high-priced item.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cricket2 My black desk is absolutely stunning and perfect. Beyond my expectations.
I went for it and ordered my desk. It is beautiful without a mark on it from shipping. The two fellows who brought it to my door and inside were very nice and professional. They took great care in the delivery of it. My black desk is beautiful and everything and more that I wanted. I have received many compliments on it from my friends.
I also purchased the black desk lamp for it and again just what I wanted and so happy with it. Came very well protected and not a scratch on it.
I would most certainly order again without hesitation. I'm so happy to have found Ballard Designs.
July 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaulaP Excellent
I love this desk. It is exactly what I expected it to be and I'm thrilled with it.
May 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rphmis Large, good looking desk.
The desk is nice. I like the rich deep brown color and it looks great in my office. It was easy to put together (just screw in the legs). If you have kids who press hard when they write, would recommend they place something under the paper to protect the surface of the desk. My 6 year old has already made several impressions in the wood.
February 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inspired Excellent quality with great features.
The desk is gorgeous!! The quality and craftmanship of this desk is what I have come to expect when ordering from Ballard and I was NOT disappointed. A great addition to any office space.
December 10, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Petlvr Beautiful!
This desk is everything I would expect from Ballard. It not only looks great, but the quality is great, and the style is so nice! Also, the delivery is always first rate with Ballard, I am never disappointed.
October 15, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by scratchshopper highly recommended
I am very happy with this desk. It is nice looking, well made and its generous size meets my needs. I bought the Tuscan Cream colored desk and added 3 low hutches from the Original Home Office collection in white across the back edge of it. The desk is located in front of a picture window in my kitchen/family room area. So, I did not want a full size hutch which would block my view but I needed to slightly elevate my PC monitor, printer and a small book shelf made by my daughter many years ago. It works perfectly for me plus the white shade of the hutch is a good match with Tuscan Cream. I feel I took a calculated risk with my purchases. Happily, it worked perfectly.
I want to recognize the 2 delivery men. They were polite, very helpful and provided excellent representation for their company. I do hope someone with authority sees my comments.
July 22, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ragdoll This product is built with a quality finish.
The product met my expectations for quality and design. It makes a real statement in our new home office configuration.
March 16, 2011