John Lewis Abacus Filing Desks
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
Really pleased with this desk. The size is just right, big enough surface to be able to use effectively, good sized drawers and handy filing drawer. Looks very smart next to my other items of oak light oak furniture. Took an hour and a half to assemble but solid.
30 December 2012
Looked very smart but beware!
I was thrilled with my new desk although it did most certainly take much much longer to construct than instructions specified! Won't tell you how much longer though, but finished result looks super in my new "computer room". However, on completion there were one or two disappointments which other prospective purchasers with computers, rather than laptops, should be aware of. On the desk I have my modem, tower, main speaker and two little ones, the telephone, and the screen. and there is plenty of room to spare. I purchased the keyboard extension for the keyboard which was extremely tricky to attach and I should have done it before the desk top was attached to the desk sides. Now my one big grouch that this desk would be absolutely ideal for a laptop because there are no holes in the back to run leads through. and I am finding it most annoying looking at a keyboard lead running over the top of the desk. Could the next batch be designed with a hole in the back panel please. Mouse lead is driving me mad too, most untidy. I have dropped some very heavy hints that I would like a battery operated mouse for Christmas. Not a toy one. Another rather sad disappointment which I have yet to mention to John Lewis is that one of the drawers on the opening grab indentation has a very dark knot in it and has been filled in which rather distracts from the look of the oak.. I also purchased the two door cabinet which was easy to assemble and holds grandchildren's stationery and the printer and shredder are placed on top.
03 December 2012
Great value home desk
Good value and great quality oak filing desk, delivered promptly. Clear instructions made it easy to assemble for this flat pack novice.
15 November 2012