John Lewis Abacus Filing Desks

Product information

This simple, roomy desk with its built-in set of drawers offers useful storage space and a convenient place to work. It’s made from oak veneers with solid wood legs and drawer fronts, and all drawers can be set at the left or right hand side and feature streamlined integral handles as well as runners for A4 hanging files.

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Assembly Required
Full assembly required
John Lewis
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Care instructions
Wipe with damp cloth and dry thoroughly; do not use chemical or abrasive cleaners.
Country of Origin
H74 x W120 x D65cm
Eligible for International Delivery
Furniture Range
Oak veneer
Number of drawers

Editor's Notes

Please note: Not all of our Furniture ranges are on display at every branch. Please phone your nearest branch to check before you visit.


UK mainland delivery within 7 working days; may be longer for N Ireland, island and rural postcodes


International delivery not available

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Q & As

Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 88 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quality sturdy desk I bought this desk about 6 years ago and have dismantled it three times due to moves and it still comes back together and remains sturdy. Can't complain at all. 23 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stands the test of time I bought 2 of these desks 5 years ago for a student house, they are still in perfect condition and standing strong which is quite some feat given everything the students throw at them. I trawled many websites and companies but found this to be the best desk to offer both storage and workspace - a combination that seems hard to come by! Even now I can remember the assembly arguments, so clearly it wasn't the easiest item but we were all tired at the end of a flatpack weekend! Top tip is build it as close to where you want to use it as possible as manoeuvring the desk once built was a bit of a challenge - we learnt after the first one! 07 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very nice desk A very sturdy desk and very easy to put together. One tip, don't leave the sliding keyboard draw till the last moment otherwise you'll be on your back putting the screws in. 06 May 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Very disappointed by the quaility The product initially looked very good and stylish, but unfortunately after only 3 months use the veneer edging on the top front face came adrift, making the unit look very cheap. I had expected a better quality product for the money. 08 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Smart choice Really pleased with my new desk but - oh! - the assembly! It did take over 2 hours and you do need a second person for the final stages where you need to place the top onto the screws/dowels. The most frustrating thing is the camlocks, which need to be lined up exactly for the piece to come together. Unfortunately, the instructions fail to tell you that there is an arrow inscribed (an elongation of the 4 lines radiating from the centre) that needs to be pointing to the hole through which the screw fits. Would have saved a lot of bother if this had been mentioned in the instructions. 07 January 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Absolutely delighted with our new desk Our new desk is not only very attractive to look at but it is well designed and very sturdy. We are surprised at the amount of space on the desk top, our PC, phone and printer fit comfortably and there is also space for a diary, paperwork and cup of tea! Assembly was a little tricky when it came to adding the desk top, but it finally came together after a little thought. Once again John Lewis you have not let us down, the order process, delivery and the product are first class. Thank you. 20 October 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very attractive desk but undersized drawers The desk is just the right size and looks really nice. It was quite easy to assemble. The filing drawers can go on the right or left. Think which way you want it before you start! The only problem is that the drawers are not as deep as the desk i.e. they are quite a bit smaller. This is more of a problem with the filing drawer and it is disappointing that you can't fit as many files in it. The filing drawer takes A4 files, not foolscap. I bought some plastic files from IKEA which fit very well. 16 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Abacus furniture Have just got a filing desk and wide 3 draw filing chest. having read some of the reviews I was doubtful and nearly did not order but now having put them together I am very pleased I went ahead. They are excellently made, went togerther very quickly without any bother and now look expensive bits of furniture. what those other reviews were talking about I do not know, I am less than expert at putting things together so what the other reviwers capabilities are I wonder. All it took was little patience and sorting out the bits and an easy assemble. 23 August 2014
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