The desk is nice and sturdy enough, but be warned: it takes a long time to put together. As someone who always assembles any furniture I buy, I can say that this took a few hours longer than expected. And, while I like the end result, I can't give it 5 stars because a metal bracket was missing. I know it's not the most important piece, but I'd recommend going through ALL of the parts and pieces before starting to assemble to ensure you have everything you need.
I bought it and assembled it myself. (I'm a female.) It took me about 2 hours to complete. The instructions are simple to follow. I received all of my parts, and nothing was damaged. I like how it includes extra wood-colored stickers to cover the screw holes. It was simple to conceal the two times I broke through the wood while screwing the screws in.:/ It is, however, sturdy and looks great in the alcove off my living room.
I ordered this desk because I desperately needed one. This product is of high quality and arrived earlier than expected. Even though I'm in my 60s, I found the instructions to be very simple to follow and to put together. I took my time and finished in 3 hours. I strongly recommend this, as well as any other Skyline product, as I have two others.
I was surprised at how sturdy this desk has proven to be thus far, especially given the low price. The wood is of excellent quality. Overall, I'm glad I made this purchase, especially because I was on a tight budget. Skyline did an excellent job with this desk.
Skyline creates exceptional furniture. This desk is no exception. It's simple to put together. I put this together a few years ago in less than an hour, despite the fact that I'm not a carpenter. Years later, the desk is still in good condition. The instructions are simple to follow. The finish is timeless. Regardless, the wood is of high quality. Skyline has excellent customer service, so if a piece is missing or something is wrong, they will address it immediately. This beginnings desk is reasonably priced for the quality it provides. This is a good purchase. It comes highly recommended. Five stars.