OVERALL: Awesome desk, looks great, super solid construction, easy to build, pretty good amount of storage. 10/10 recommend. PROS: - Super easy to put together, took less than a half-hour by myself, including mounting it on the wall (I'd say I'm about average "handiness"-- comfortable with basic handheld tools, but by no means an expert). It would definitely be easier to mount with a second person, but very doable solo, just might need something to prop it up against the wall while you sink the first couple screws. - Very sturdy so far. No wobble when you use it, which is always nice in a desk. I don't have a ton of weight on it yet, but a few books, a couple plants on the top shelf, and my laptop, and it seems rock-solid (which makes sense, since these are some heavy-duty pipes and solid wood). - Looks great--exactly as pictured. I like the stain on the wood, and there's enough shelf space to customize with whatever you want to put on it. - Spacious, yet compact-- I got the 16" and it's a decent amount of work space, given that it's such a space-saver in my room. The "desk" portion fits: my laptop (11" macbook air, so pretty small), a (smallish) day-planner, a desk lamp, and mug of coffee pretty comfortably. The top shelves easily fit some medium-sized potted plants, along with a couple dozen books, a couple candles, etc. CONS: - I'm really nit-picking here, but I guess if I HAD TO find a con...you can tell the "distressing" on the pipes is artificially done, if you really look closely. But honestly, it still looks great, and I don't know how you could really get "genuinely distressed" steel pipes without just buying some pipes and throwing them around a bit/letting them rust? Seems like this is a better alternative to that...Unless you're obsessive about stuff like this, I would not let this deter me from buying this desk.
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2020 by Amazon Customer