Southern Enterprises, Inc. SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk : compact and practical

Item arrived damaged and seller was barely helpful. The desk is nice otherwise, hence the three stars, but there are many gaps that are noticeably large between the separate pieces. Can’t speak for its longevity, but i suppose its worth the decent price.

This desk looks great – though the color is a bit more cherry than the picture indicates (which i liked). The assembly was not difficult, but very time consuming. I’m very mechanically inclined, and it still took over 2 hours. I can’t imagine my wife attempting to assemble the thing – it would have ended up firewood. You literally have to assemble every single piece of it – but the end produce is very well built and looks really nice and expensive.

Good looking, but with some reservations. This is a beautiful looking piece of furniture. I chose it because it was just the dimensions i needed and had more drawers than others of that size. The wood is just as gleaming rich as it looks. But it is a very thin veneer, so you need to be careful with the surface. If it gets damaged, you’ll see what looks like cardboard underneath. This doesn’t mean don’t buy it, just know that it’s easily damaged. The main drawback is in putting it together. I had a friend here doing some other work for me, and there’s nothing he can’t do, so i wasn’t worried. But it took him 4 hours and he said it was the most difficult piece he’d ever put together.

Put it together myself could of used help. . Missing a few nuts (the desk not me).

  • Good looking, but with some reservations
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SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

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  • Handsome grand scale desk w/ small- space friendly footprint; 4 drawers, 1 keyboard tray, and 1 cabinet
  • Craftsman inspired mission style; Brown mahogany finish
  • Overall: 47.75″ W x 23.75″ D x 30.25″ H; Drawers (listed from top): 8.5″ W x 13″ D x 2.75″ H (2 drawers), 19″ W x 14.5″ D x 2.75″ H (1 drawer), 8.5″ W x 13″ D x 3.5″ H (1 drawer), 8.5″ W x 13″ D x 7″ H (1 drawer)
  • Materials: Solid Wood; MDF w/ Veneer; Approx. weight: 99 lb.
  • Antique bronze “knocker” handles

Sei mission brown -mahogany computer desk. . Desk looks nicer than pictured lots of storage well pleased with purchase and price.

Great desk for a small office. Easy and fun to put together. Beautiful arts and crafts styling with room for a computer tower and office files.

Wonderful product, goes together nicely. Had a couple pieces scratched, but they were replaced quickly.

Sturdy but to many pieces to put together. . It does seem very sturdy and not cheap wood that will fall apart. Way tooooo many pieces and the labor does cost more than the desk cost.

I ordered the mission computer desk in dark cherry and that is exactly what i got. It came in a large box, well packed – there was a gouge in the box from shipping damage but the desk was not harmed at all. I unpacked each layer taking pictures as i went along in case i had to pack it back up and return it, i wanted to be able to see how everything went. It took me about an hour to unpack it all and take inventory to ensure i had every piece that was listed on the instructions, and i did have them all. On to assembly – i followed the directions very carefully and did not have trouble putting the desk together, but the directions were missing a few things that would have been helpful – like which direction do the drawer stoppers face when you’re assembling it, and i found some other small mistakes in the instructions that i was able to figure out anyway because i’ve put together tons of furniture. I can see where someone who may not have the experience i do might have some trouble. This is definitely not ikea furniture. There are a ton of parts and pieces and you have to scrutinize the pictures in the instructions along with the wording. All together, it took me about 5 hours to unpack and assemble by myself.

Very nice desk with lots of storage space. Very nice desk with lots of storage space. I didn’t need the space for a computer tower, so put a stacking shelf and a small cabinet with drawers in that area. Came very well packaged with a lot of thick styrofoam around it. Parts were well labeled for easy assembly.

Brown mahogany computer desk. The biggest downside to buying furniture online is you that you really don’t see what you’re getting. Notice the description: sei mission brown mahogany computer desk. Did it say dark cherry red anywhere in that description?. Does it look like dark cherry red?. But that is exactly what i have. That’s fine and dandy if you only have one piece of furniture in your study. But not cool if you’re trying to match the color of existing furniture. Having invested all this time assembling the desk, i have decided to keep it. Having said all that, it is a stylish piece of furniture and attractively priced by amazon. If the color came in as described i would rate it about a 4 or 5. Working alone, it takes patience in putting the desk together. You’ll need about two afternoons and knee pads (if you don’t have them already). The finish was sturdy enough not to scratch while i was putting it together on a ceramic tile floor.

The desk was very well packaged, no damage. My husband put it together in just a few hours. Directions were easy to understand. There are diagrams with correlating letters on each section of the desk. The only issue we have is the drawers are a bit tight. We will use gulf wax on the sliders to see if we can correct. It’s a very nice looking desk.

Very nice sturdy desk for an excellentperfect for a smaller office/ sitting room.

Great desk, solid and plenty of room. Great desk, solid and plenty of room. Looks good as well, fits perfectly my wife’s needs and our mb.

Beautiful with a few complaints. They need to drill the holes deeper for the screws. So if your putting this together, make sure to do this before it will save your frustration and time. The desk drawer is where we had the most issue with this problem. Also the bracket handles look darker in the picture almost a black color but they are actually silver. That was slightly disappointing since i like the rustic look of the dark black handles. The bottom drawer o the right side is a file drawer but you have to hang your files side ways. Other than that it was relatively easy to put together.

This desk works great for the rather small place we had to put it. It was farily easy to assemble. The only real drawback are the small drawers. If they went back as deep as the desk is, it would be fine; but they only go back about half way, so are pretty small. Other than that it was a great purchase.

This desk arrived very quickly, sooner than i needed it but not a problem. I had it put together by two menwho were working in my house–it did take them almost two hours but the results are very nice. The thing i like best about it is that it is real wood.

This is exactly what i was wanting for. Is scaled-down than most govt desk’s. Duration was perfect for our house. Instruction could be clearer but it was assembled with out as well substantially cursing on my section.

It is a pleasant on the lookout desk, at the time assembled. Color is, as noted by other people, a dark reddish complete. Assembly was a bit of a challenge, guidelines have been clear, but piece ‘k’ was not very manufactured properly and the buy in which was put in caused me to split off the attachment place, which i re-glued, revealing the actuality that there are sections created of particle board, also 1 screw gap, on portion k, didn’t line up so i utilized a sheet rock screw rather of the just one presented. There are also minimal issues with how the drawers perform. In summary, i believe it is overpriced and would not suggest this to people, due to the fact opportunity of flaws, and it would a nightmare to return.

This desk is a great merchandise. It comes perfectly-packed and very well-labeled. Assembly is not challenging, but you will want to acquire your time and adhere to instructions carefully – a lot of minor pieces.I would not want to put this alongside one another with out a cordless drill/screwdriver. Beautiful and functional desk, fantastic price.

Disappointed with shipping and colours of the plywood. . Like the appears to be like of it and it feels nicely built. Very first box was harmed and so we had to wait an further 7 days to set it alongside one another. Then we place it all jointly and understood that the two back again panels were being distinct shades then the rest of the desk. Not a difficulty if your desk is up in opposition to a wall but mine is not and is the initial thing you see when you enter the business. So had to wait another 7 days to get all those panels. So what should really have been 5 times to get my desk. Took nearly 3 weeks, then to put it with each other. The enterprise set it suitable away every single time, but the time lapse was aggravating.

It was a minimal little bit more compact than i would have preferred. It may possibly make a much better desk for a cihild or small adult. It took about two hours to assemble. Good directions and all the pieces matched. Wonderful finish and reliable wooden as considerably as i can tell. The drawers stick a bit, maybe we could repair with altering, but we really don’t have the knowledge to do that. Just after browsing a good deal, this was a quite very good get.

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SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk
Rating
5.0 of 5 stars, based on 48 reviews
Price
$360.61

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  1. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
    This is exactly what i was looking for. Is smaller than most executive desk’s. Length was perfect for our space. Instruction could be clearer but it was assembled with out too much cursing on my part.
    • Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
      This is exactly what i was looking for. Is smaller than most executive desk’s. Length was perfect for our space. Instruction could be clearer but it was assembled with out too much cursing on my part.
  2. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

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    Great desk for a great price. This is not a flimsy partical board desk. Its nice looking and sturdy without a steep price. It took me about 2 hours total to put it together.
    • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
      Great desk for a great price. This is not a flimsy partical board desk. Its nice looking and sturdy without a steep price. It took me about 2 hours total to put it together.
  3. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase

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    Hubby & i had fun putting it together to boot. One person putting it together would not be as much fun. Everyone says nothing but wow, beautiful desk.
  4. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    Hubby & i had fun putting it together to boot. One person putting it together would not be as much fun. Everyone says nothing but wow, beautiful desk.
  5. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    It is a nice looking desk, once assembled. Color is, as noted by others, a dark reddish finish. Assembly was a bit of a problem, instructions were clear, but piece “k” was not quite made correctly and the order in which was installed caused me to break off the attachment point, which i re-glued, revealing the fact that there are parts made of particle board, also one screw hole, on part k, didn’t line up so i used a sheet rock screw instead of the one provided. There are also minor problems with how the drawers work. In conclusion, i think it is overpriced and would not recommend this to folks, because chance of defects, and it would a nightmare to return.
    • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
      It is a nice looking desk, once assembled. Color is, as noted by others, a dark reddish finish. Assembly was a bit of a problem, instructions were clear, but piece “k” was not quite made correctly and the order in which was installed caused me to break off the attachment point, which i re-glued, revealing the fact that there are parts made of particle board, also one screw hole, on part k, didn’t line up so i used a sheet rock screw instead of the one provided. There are also minor problems with how the drawers work. In conclusion, i think it is overpriced and would not recommend this to folks, because chance of defects, and it would a nightmare to return.
  6. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase

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    Love the cherry color i got the desk for my. Love the cherry color i got the desk for my wife, she love it also match perfect my desk in my office. It was very easy to put together very good instructions.
    • Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
      Love the cherry color i got the desk for my. Love the cherry color i got the desk for my wife, she love it also match perfect my desk in my office. It was very easy to put together very good instructions.
  7. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

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    Solid desk but condition it arrives in and instructions are it’s fault. . The desk if it came in perfect condition would be a 4 star product. For the price i did not expect it to show up with a few chips on it. The second problem i ran in to is the setup: only some of the bags were marked with numbers and only some of the piecedesk were marked with letters. Luckily i am pretty good at figuring things out with out instructions.
  8. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    Solid desk but condition it arrives in and instructions are it’s fault. . The desk if it came in perfect condition would be a 4 star product. For the price i did not expect it to show up with a few chips on it. The second problem i ran in to is the setup: only some of the bags were marked with numbers and only some of the piecedesk were marked with letters. Luckily i am pretty good at figuring things out with out instructions.
  9. This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    It’s solid and looks very nice. For the money, this desk is a great buy. It’s solid and looks very nice. I admit i was somewhat overwhelmed when i opened the carton and laid out all the pieces as it seemed like it would take days to assemble. However, the instructions are good and the parts are clearly labeled and very hard to mix up or assemble incorrectly. The carton was short one piece (a drawer bottom) so i called their toll-free support number. The call was answered instantly and a very pleasant service rep took care of the issue with no hassle. I strongly recommend sei and this desk.
    • It’s solid and looks very nice. For the money, this desk is a great buy. It’s solid and looks very nice. I admit i was somewhat overwhelmed when i opened the carton and laid out all the pieces as it seemed like it would take days to assemble. However, the instructions are good and the parts are clearly labeled and very hard to mix up or assemble incorrectly. The carton was short one piece (a drawer bottom) so i called their toll-free support number. The call was answered instantly and a very pleasant service rep took care of the issue with no hassle. I strongly recommend sei and this desk.
  10. Verified Purchase

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    Only took two women in our 50’s to put it together in 1 1/2 hours.
  11. Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    Only took two women in our 50’s to put it together in 1 1/2 hours.
  12. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

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    It looks a lot better than the picture. Easy to put together and a beautiful piece of furniture. Very sturdy and nice details. It also goes well with my southern enterprises tennyson mahogany electric fireplace i bought at the same time.
    • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
      It looks a lot better than the picture. Easy to put together and a beautiful piece of furniture. Very sturdy and nice details. It also goes well with my southern enterprises tennyson mahogany electric fireplace i bought at the same time.
      • Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
        It’s not the cadillac of desks but that’s not what i was looking for. It’s compact yet has lots of storage and is sturdy and very nice looking. Totally meets my home office needs for the limited space i have available. Assembly is a little time consuming but i had it done in a few hours. Directions were great and easy to follow. I’m always looking for more with less cost and i’m very happy with this purchase.
  13. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
    It’s not the cadillac of desks but that’s not what i was looking for. It’s compact yet has lots of storage and is sturdy and very nice looking. Totally meets my home office needs for the limited space i have available. Assembly is a little time consuming but i had it done in a few hours. Directions were great and easy to follow. I’m always looking for more with less cost and i’m very happy with this purchase.
  14. Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase

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    It is the best desk for home office. It is a nice piece of furniture.
    • Color: Dark Cherry Verified Purchase
      It is the best desk for home office. It is a nice piece of furniture.
      • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
        Frustrated with shipping and colors of the plywood. . Like the looks of it and it feels well made. First box was damaged and so we had to wait an extra week to put it together. Then we put it all together and realized that the two back panels were different colors then the rest of the desk. Not a problem if your desk is up against a wall but mine is not and is the first thing you see when you enter the office. So had to wait another week to get those panels. So what should have been 5 days to get my desk. Took almost 3 weeks, then to put it together. The company fixed it right away each time, but the time lapse was frustrating.
  15. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
    Frustrated with shipping and colors of the plywood. . Like the looks of it and it feels well made. First box was damaged and so we had to wait an extra week to put it together. Then we put it all together and realized that the two back panels were different colors then the rest of the desk. Not a problem if your desk is up against a wall but mine is not and is the first thing you see when you enter the office. So had to wait another week to get those panels. So what should have been 5 days to get my desk. Took almost 3 weeks, then to put it together. The company fixed it right away each time, but the time lapse was frustrating.
    • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
      It darker than pictured but that was mentioned in reviews so i was not overly surprised. It took over two hours to assemble by very talented and patient husband not so sure that the average person would do it as quickly. The drawer rollers are not well made and suspect we made have to replace those down the road.
      • Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase
        It darker than pictured but that was mentioned in reviews so i was not overly surprised. It took over two hours to assemble by very talented and patient husband not so sure that the average person would do it as quickly. The drawer rollers are not well made and suspect we made have to replace those down the road.
  16. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    If you want a small desk, this is great. However, as others have mentioned, the mahogany colored desk is not mahogany color, it’s cherry wood color. I wanted mahogany, but this color is very nice and i am pleased with it. Putting it together was straight forward, except that i had to re-drill the center drawer rack (no problem) because it was crooked, which didn’t allow the drawer to shut completely, and i had to drill holes and hang the cabinet door on the left, which is something you only want to do if you’re handy. The description when i purchased didn’t say if there was a file drawer, which i wanted. Fortunately, the bottom drawer on the right is a file drawer, if you want it to be (hardware included). The drawer isn’t wide enough for files to be oriented across the drawer, as is standard, and it isn’t going to hold a lot of files (i have about 25, a few of which are very thick). The door on the left won’t hold my computer tower (very large) so i use it for my router, backup power supply, modem, and all the extra wire. A regular desktop computer should fit just fine and there is a large hole in back for a lot if wires, plus there is access from the upper inside (where your legs go) that is great for wiring from one side of the desk to the other without wires hanging down behind the deskif the cherry color is suitable for you and if you aren’t worried about possibly having to put in some extra work getting it together, this is a great desk for the price.
  17. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    If you want a small desk, this is great. However, as others have mentioned, the mahogany colored desk is not mahogany color, it’s cherry wood color. I wanted mahogany, but this color is very nice and i am pleased with it. Putting it together was straight forward, except that i had to re-drill the center drawer rack (no problem) because it was crooked, which didn’t allow the drawer to shut completely, and i had to drill holes and hang the cabinet door on the left, which is something you only want to do if you’re handy. The description when i purchased didn’t say if there was a file drawer, which i wanted. Fortunately, the bottom drawer on the right is a file drawer, if you want it to be (hardware included). The drawer isn’t wide enough for files to be oriented across the drawer, as is standard, and it isn’t going to hold a lot of files (i have about 25, a few of which are very thick). The door on the left won’t hold my computer tower (very large) so i use it for my router, backup power supply, modem, and all the extra wire. A regular desktop computer should fit just fine and there is a large hole in back for a lot if wires, plus there is access from the upper inside (where your legs go) that is great for wiring from one side of the desk to the other without wires hanging down behind the deskif the cherry color is suitable for you and if you aren’t worried about possibly having to put in some extra work getting it together, this is a great desk for the price.
    • Color: Dark Cherry
      I like the size of the desk as it absolutely fits in the area that i wished. The color was as advertised. The overall quality seems fair as i was hoping for better but probably reasonable for cost and malaysia built. Instructions for assembly were less than satisfactory and my husband had to work out his own solutions for missing information. My biggest problem was that the keyboard tray did not fit well and the ridiculously small screws simply pulled out within a matter of 2-3 days. – another issue my husband is still trying to solve a month later. Contacting customer service was a great deal of help.
      • Color: Dark Cherry
        I like the size of the desk as it absolutely fits in the area that i wished. The color was as advertised. The overall quality seems fair as i was hoping for better but probably reasonable for cost and malaysia built. Instructions for assembly were less than satisfactory and my husband had to work out his own solutions for missing information. My biggest problem was that the keyboard tray did not fit well and the ridiculously small screws simply pulled out within a matter of 2-3 days. – another issue my husband is still trying to solve a month later. Contacting customer service was a great deal of help.
  18. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

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    It was a little bit smaller than i would have liked. It might make a better desk for a cihild or small adult. It took about two hours to assemble. Good instructions and all the pieces matched. Nice finish and solid wood as far as i can tell. The drawers stick a bit, maybe we could fix with adjusting, but we don’t have the expertise to do that. After shopping a lot, this was a very good buy.
  19. Color: Mahogany Verified Purchase

    This review is from : SEI Mission Brown-Mahogany Computer Desk

    It was a little bit smaller than i would have liked. It might make a better desk for a cihild or small adult. It took about two hours to assemble. Good instructions and all the pieces matched. Nice finish and solid wood as far as i can tell. The drawers stick a bit, maybe we could fix with adjusting, but we don’t have the expertise to do that. After shopping a lot, this was a very good buy.

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