You may believe that finding a classic desk for your home is an easy task, but the truth is different. At least I had a lot of problems finding great desk. My, main problem was width the quality and the practicality of desks I checked. All of them are made from cheap materials, or they are too small/big. When I found Wood Roll Top Desk, I was pleasantly surprised. In any case, I like this desk and I am more than satisfied with it.
What I like about this desk
Wood Roll Top Desk is made from hardwood, which means it is strong and durable. You don’t have to be a woodworker in order to notice this. After a little bit of reading, I realized that these items can last up to 50 years. On the other side, items made from low-quality materials will have problems after a few years. Yes, the desk is heavy and it weighs about 350 pounds, but it is easy to understand, if you know that real wood has been used in the manufacturing process. Sadly, you are also going to need help in order to move it across a room or to transport it. Despite this fact, I like this desk and I am more than satisfied with it.
Another part of this desk that are more than appreciated are file drawers. Keep in mind that these drawers have smaller dimensions and they have been designed for letters and other documents. I was obliged with this feature simply because it makes the entire desk more practical and better. This is a mandatory feature that all desks of this type must have, but most models have 1 or 2 drawers and they are very small, so they are not very practical. On the other side, this desk has more of them, so it is a much better choice, if you need drawers like these.
Even better, you get 4 drawers for your accessories. You may believe that they are not very needed, but I use them every day and I like them. In essence, these drawers are more than needed and they can make any desk way better. In addition, they have a bigger size than most drawers found in these desks, but this means that the entire desk is more practical and there is more space for your smaller items. I noticed that the drawers inside are well-made and there are no defects. An interesting fact is that most desks of this type, I checked have some defects inside or the quality of the drawers inside isn’t very good. This is a great addition that is more than appreciated.
Assembling may sound complicated due to the fact this is a large desk with lots of features. However, you get an amazing manual and instructions, so the actual assembling lasts just a few hours. I was able to assemble the Roll Top Desk in less than 2 hours. Honestly, I believe that a well-experienced person can complete this in less than 1 hour. All needed components are included in the package and all you need to do is to follow the instructions.
What isn’t great about Roll Top Desk
The biggest issue with the Roll Top Desk, according to my personal belief is the weight. Simply, it is too heavy, which means that you need help if you are planning to do something with it. Yes, it is made from real wood and it will last long, but the weight is too high. The situation is even worse due to the fact you don’t have handles nor anything other, where you can lift the desk. All of this means that moving this desk across your apartment is a bit complicated.
I also don’t like the handles on the bigger drawers of the Roll Top Desk. Although, this is my personal belief, I truly believe that the manufacturer could use better handles that are more practical and smaller. In addition, these handles are heavy and opening a drawer is a bit more complicated than with simpler handles.
The design of the Roll Top Desk is something I just must mention. This desk is amazing and it looks perfect, no matter where you use it. Although, it won’t look amazing in modern homes, if your home looks like mine, so it looks old, it will fit perfectly. I actually spend 2 hours per day, just sitting at the desk and trying to do something. An interesting fact is that I bought it a month ago and I still have desire for sitting the entire day in front of the desk. On the other side, the color is carefully chosen and it is very simple to blend in this desk in your interior. Recently I realized that the color is resistant to scratches and lighter damages, which was another great surprise.
Sitting at this desk is a real pleasure, simply because it has a great height and there is more than needed of leg room. Keep in mind that you should pair it with a modern chair. At first I used matching chair, but sitting was a real nightmare. When I started using a modern chair, sitting became a real pleasure. The thing I like the most is that all drawers on all parts of the desk are easily accessible, which means that you can reach anything you want easily. In addition, drawers offer a lot of space, needed for paper and accessories, which makes Roll Top Desk very practical.
The bottom line
An interesting fact is that you can get a classic and amazing desk of this type for this price. Maybe the price looks high, but it is actually lower than all other models have to offer, I know, I checked all of them. Even better this is a well-made desk, made from real wood, so it is a much better choice than similar models, made from cheap materials that will last 2-3 years.