John Lewis Abacus Filing Desks
Good quality desk
After looking around at various computer desks on offer and considering customer reviews I opted for the John Lewis 'Abacus'. The desk is a good size, feels solid with deep drawers and smooth runners, and has an attractive oak finish. Assembly was fairly straight forward and every part fitted correctly, which I managed on my own. A supply of spare fitments came with the desk which may come in handy if you every have to disassemble for any reason in the future. A word of warning, it is very heavy and needs to be built near to point of use.
09 October 2013
Smart quality desks
I bought two of these to sit side by side in my home office, they are brilliant. My son and I put them together in about an hour, for once without breaking anything or having bits left over!
15 September 2013
Have just bought this desk and the cupboard. Excellent quality and really easy to assemble. Cannot recommend it too highly.
06 August 2013
Very smart office desk
Bought this as a house warming gift for my son and his girlfriend for their 'office'. Delivered yesterday so we made our way over to help with the assembly last night.
Very well packaged with good quality materials used.
Appeared very daunting when everything was laid out. Although the instructions were very detailed with good diagrams I was very disappointed that the pieces were not labelled to help with identification. Instructions stated two people, a screwdriver and assembly time one hour. Four hours later we stood back to admire our handiwork! Fantastic! We are not novices at self assembly furniture so I think one hour was a little optimistic.
Just one small chip on the side edge which we didn't notice before it was finished but I'm sure John Lewis will deal with this as soon as I contact them in their usual excellent service manner.
06 June 2013
Good quality - but scratched easily
I have bought several items from this range, and spent a Saturday afternoon assembling them. Assembly wasstraightforward - similar to IKEA.
The items all look good, but 2 niggles:
1) The desk surface scrathes easily as it is not very hard. I've coated it with Ronseal Diamond and that made a big difference without affecting the colour.
2) The cupboards and drawer units are just a bit shorter in height than the desks - by about 5mm. That makes the flow of the worksurface unattractive.
But overall - a good range.
19 February 2013
Just what I wanted
Excellent product with good quality fixings (even a packet of spares, not that they were needed!) to be assembled from the carefully worded instructions, not just a set of silly pictures with more arrows than at Custer's last stand.. Only one tool needed, a pozidrive #2 screwdriver, and a little patience. Recommended!
02 February 2013
Good quality office furniture
I'm very happy with this purchase. The desk was easy to build and is very sturdy and good quality. It looks great in my office at home and is just the right size without being too bulky.
17 January 2013
Sturdy and practical
Very pleased with this desk. No problems putting it together, extremely sturdy when assembled and good quality overall. Colour is true to the website photos. Will probably be buying other items in the range.
07 January 2013