John Lewis Abacus Corner Desks
A solid oak veneer desk. Very solid. It weighs a lot, I am a big man and struggled moving it. It certainly does need 2 people to put it together when lifting and turning it over is concerned. Even the 2 large boxes it arrives in were a struggle to lift. In fairness, the instructions do advise 2 people are needed for construction.
The paper instructions were simple to follow and much better than the downloadable pdf from the website - not sure why they aren't the same? Despite the paper saying 40 minute construction, this was too optimistic in my opinion - try doubling that.
16 April 2014
Smart and functional
This is a great desk and fits perfectly in the space. It is smart and there is plenty of room on the desk for what we needed. I gave it 4 stars due to the fact that it was fairly time consuming to assemble. It took over 2 hours and some of the parts were fiddly to assemble. Overall a good quality product.
18 December 2013
Excellent - Great Buy !!
Really pleased. Fits well and easy to assemble. Good quality for the price.
17 December 2013
perfect for your home office
this product required assembly, I did this on my own within 40 minutes. The product was packed well and the instructions were easy to follow, all parts predrilled and all pieces fitted together with ease. good quality product and a lovely piece of furniture.
26 November 2013
Decent home office furniture
My home study is very small but I've managed to furnish it not only with this excellent desk but with several other pieces in the Abacus range. The desk is a clever design that makes really good use of the limited space in a small room. The height is right and its deep enough to get my computer screen far enough way that I can see it properly. I did originally think when I ordered that it was expensive for a bit of veneered chip board but now I have the product here can state that is is of a very good quality indeed. The lamination is faultless and the panels of sufficient thickness that they don't flex and bend. The assembly instructions were straightforward and the desk was built in about fifiteen minutes. If you're looking for decent quality home office furniture then this desk, and I guess the Abacus range, fit the bill very well.
06 November 2013
Easy assembly and quality finish
The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because when it was first delivered to me, one of the pieces of wood had no holes drilled in it, so I had to call customer services and have them send me a replacement piece, which took a further 5 days...
However, I am absolutely in love with the desk. It fits perfectly in my small second bedroom/office, which also has a double sofa bed in it. I can't wait to get the filing cabinet to match!
I am a single female with no DIY experience, but I found the instructions pretty straight forward and put this together myself.
Thumbs up from me :)
19 April 2013
Good Quality and Sturdy
We bought this desk since it was the ideal shape and size for our study. Very impressed with the quality and it was reasonably easy and straightforward to assemble. Although our computer was too big to fit on the shelves (which probably applies to most computers) we found that the computer fits very neatly on the floor in the corner leaving the shelves free and still leaves plenty of space for my feet (and I'm 6ft tall). The only negative point I could make is that there is no provision to join together with other items in the range. Therefore we had to buy some cabinet joining bolts to do this ourselves.
24 March 2013
Not at all the standard you would expect from John Lewis
Although I am experienced in putting together self assembly furniture this took me closer to two hours to assemble rather than the 40 minutes claimed on the (very unclear) instructions. Faulty fittings which were impossible to remove or adjust once inserted in place have resulted in large gaps between the side panels and top and the desk is not very stable. The adjustable shelf supports don't fit into the shelf so the shelves slide backwards and forwards.. Oh, and there is a (albeit small) chip in the veneer on one of the outer side panels.
Very poor John Lewis!
16 March 2013