Beautiful, simple, easy to put together. I bought this because i wanted an l-shaped desk that was cheaper but didn’t look or feel cheap. After putting it together i have to say that it looks beautiful. The two wooden legs look and feel like real wood, rather than the cheap particle board with ‘wood grain sticker’. The top is a smooth, black, tempered (and pretty reflective) glass. This company did a fantastic job of putting the instructions and install kit together. Each of the pieces is numbered and each step diagrams exactly what pieces are required where. I have spent the weekend putting furniture together and it took me significantly less time to put this desk together than anything else, because of the solid instructions and labels. Pros:-no sharp edges on the glass top.
Sturdy, stylish desk, just the right height. Originally came with one of the glass tops shattered, but the company replaced it immediately.
Good solid glass table with loads of space. . Really really satisfied with this table, it looks good, easy go assemble, good instructions. The only down side to this table is that it isnt 30 high more like 20-25 high, but if you get a good office chair with it, it should not matter. The glass is hold in place by suction cups, that you screw into the metal on the table, and this makes the glas secure. I trust this setup 100% i was only 1 person putting the table together and you can do that easily, the heaviest part of the table is the glas. I would recommend this table if you need more desk space in your office, while getting a desk that looks fantastik .
Key specs for Whalen Furniture JCS110605-D Newport Wood/Glass L-Shaped Desk:
- Large L-shaped desk area
- Contemporary desk design
- Curved solid wood legs with metal supports
- Black tempered glass worktop
- Ideal for computer use
Comments from buyers
“Just what I needed. Very Happy., Awesome gaming desk!, The more I kept looking at this one though the more I fell in love with it”
Great desk, just expect to return due to bad shipping/handling. Easy to add a keyboard tray with a little creativity. I just wish ups could manage to ship these things without totally destroying both the glass and the box it was shipped in. I ordered 2, received 4, and only have 1 usable desk.
This desk is very sturdy and looks very elegant in my home office. Once piece of the glass at one end chipped a little due to shipping but how i have the desk it is not noticeable. There were holes in the box and wet and i was at first worried but the chip on one end of the glass was the only damage. As i had no help putting this together it probably took me a little longer. My supervisor (the cat) seemed to approve, however. It took me about 2 hours on my own. I read somewhere that this desk only goes together one way. Well i am here to tell you this is true in more ways than one. You cannot reverse the sides they are as is.
This table is very nice for the price paid compared to others in the same price range. Like others, it does show fingerprints easily but that doesn’t bother me. Two of the suction cup screws were very hard to screw in. I think it has to do with a difference between the threads in the screw and the threaded hole. I was finally able to get both of them in by screwing them in until they stopped, backed them out, screwed them in some more, backed them out, repeatedly until they screwed in all the way. My hands were sore afterwards but i got them both in all the way. I even made sure the hole threads were clean beforehand since i have threading tools. My guess is that the threaded holes and screw were threaded at different sizes. The cleanup of all the little foam pieces was a pain also. These were all things previously pointed out by other reviewers so i knew what i could possibly deal with. The end result is a very nice table that i’m extremely happy with, especially for the price paid.
Goes nice with my tv stand in the living room. Ups is did a terrible job delivering and it wasn’t whalen or amazon’s fault but for the product aspect of things it’s amazing.
No real place to hide wires (using for corner computer with display array), but, that should be obvious. . I want to make a corner piece, so i can have more room (setup so i can use the inside corner for my position, which is part of the reason i got this one – no support on inside middle). Didn’t take long to assemble, there is one extra of every piece of assembly hardware, even 2 wrenches. And a marker to cover up those annoying scratches from assembly, or moving. . Seems quite sturdy (it’s glass so not going to – test – it), and can use the desk without much concern for the glass tops. I thought this was ‘tinted’ glass, it’s not, it is laminated glass with a black layer (probably the laminant), one side is smooth, and one side is a rippled effect – smooth, but wavy. , no worries on seeing wires and what not through the top of the desk.
Went together pretty smoothly. Some of the parts are a tight fit depending on how it’s put together. I was able to do it myself and didn’t have any issues. The quality of all the finishes seem great and it arrived with no issues in shipping. The outer box was torn and denting. It did have me worried, but when i took it out there were no issues. I would recommend this for anyone looking for a corner desk.
Exactly what i was looking for. This desk is perfect for the home studio, keyboard workstation with enough room for laptop, music charts, everything. Assembly is not so bad, glass tops are rather heavy, but managed to handle that part alone without too many difficulties. I may suggest you have help lifting them up in order to place them on the frame. I gave it 5 stars because it’s so very functional and attractive.
I’m just going to say you get what you pay for so with that said. This desk actually is above par when it comes to price. You can’t really lean on the glass panes or the metal bars will move and you will need to lift them back up. But for holding my imac and additional monitor, my books and all the other clutter i can’t seem to keep off my desk it does a good job. I don’t suggest adding a printer the load. You should probably put that underneath. There are no bars for you to hit your knees on so that is a plus. I’d say it is well worth the price.
His only complaint has been that the surface attracts hair (we have 5 furry monsters so there is a lot of it) and dirt easily. I bought this for my boyfriend for valentine’s day. His only complaint has been that the surface attracts hair (we have 5 furry monsters so there is a lot of it) and dirt easily. I’m sure there’s some sort of solution – some kind of clear sealer that can be applied to the top to cut down on the hair/direct attraction but he hasn’t been bothered enough to do something about it. As far as the quality and price go, it’s certainly a good deal. It’s an incredibly inexpensive desk if you look at other corner desks. I would consider this a ‘steal’ since it’s great quality at a great price. It took something like 40 minutes for my boyfriend to put it together.
Just got it today and it looks fantastic. I need to buy some glass cleaner, to defend it from baby hands, but it’s pretty either way. Be prepared, the box everything comes in is pretty heavy. The glass is just so big hahaat first i was a little overwhelmed, but that’s normal for me, when i opened the box. But, after looking at the instructions and taking a deep breath, it was really easy to put together. Usually, i can do these kinds of things on my own, but i had to ask my boyfriend for help. One of the skinny bars you apply during the last two pages of the instructions was somehow accidentally made longer than the others, but he bent it, screwed it into place, then shaped it back. I’ve taken a picture of my new desk with all the new equipment we bought to show off to my friends.
Excellent desk for the price. Excellent desk for the price, i’d recommend this over the similar l-shaped glass desks on amazon (which i’ve also owned). This desk looks beautiful: the black glass is awesome and the wood bottom is of great quality. So far, no scratches after 2 weeks. It gets dirty easily but that is to be expected since its black. The frame was slightly bent when it arrived, but it wasn’t a problem.
Properly packaged, easy to build, very elegant. . I was very impressed with the packaging for this item. I read reviews for many desks before selecting this one. Common complaints for other desks include inscrutable directions, missing or unidentifiable parts. I was relieved and delighted when we opened the box and discovered that1) each part was individually foam wrapped to protect it and2) each part was labelled with a sticker that identified it in the instructionseven the hardware was cleverly packaged, each type of bolt or nut separately bagged and labelled. They even supplied allan wrenches and extra hardware. The desk was very easy to build. It does need two people to position the glass top. The directions were easy to follow and came in three languages. Truthfully, there was very little text, the drawings were accurate and sufficient to follow.
Beautiful desk that is very sturdy. Beautiful desk that is very sturdy. It took some time to put together myself but it was easy enough. It’s got a decent amount of space and works well as a gaming desk as well as recreational office use. The product arrived in fantastic condition though the box was a little beat up. Great legroom underneath and the support brackets do not get in the way at all. Be cautious that the glass is extremely heavy so its recommended to have at least two people putting it together. Though the tempered glass top is black, you will need a mouse pad.
As a gamer i always found myself needing more space for my setup, this desk is a great size. The desk looks very modern and is very easy to setup. It is very sturdy and the wood is a awesome finish to it. Wood on the desk is very nice dark color.
Matches the whalen shelf in my other review. Solid product and doesn’t feel cheap. Good for putting several computers on as well as a standing desk from veridesk. This takes roughly 35 minutes to assemble. My only challenges were the straps (4) of them didn’t seem to want to go on well. You must keep in mind that this is a first impressions review based on the item i’ve received. I cannot predict or guarantee that your item will last long or be faulty. So, as always, beware of what you’re buying and always contact the seller if your item is damaged or having difficulties, as most items come with a warranty.
The package arrived with a bit of visual tearing to the box however the packing was sufficient to prevent damage to any of the pieces including the two sheets of glass. Assembly was straightforward and all the metal threading and alignment was surprisingly well made. Once assembled, the desk was sturdy and rigid with no flexing or wobble. The dark glass and open design contrast well against light colored painted walls. Overall we are pleased with the quality and style of the desk.
No where else will you be able. No where else will you be able to get in at this economical rate. Delivered in one piece took about 30-45 minutes to build. Incredibly sturdy, elegant, and totally wort the 2 months of shopping online to find ‘the perfect desk’. The label was shown made in mexico, so i guess that’s a plus. I have my laptop with 2, 21 inch monitors connect and a printers and i still have room for my work. Quite easy to clean that dark tinted look on the glass is great.
This desk looks absolutely great in my basement office. Easy instructions to put together. My wife and i put it together in just over and hour. Color and design is perfect with plenty of room. Ads elegance to your office. Package was in good shape as well.
I work from home and was looking for a l-shaped (corner) desk that i could use for my work laptop setup and my personal laptop setup on one desk. Each laptop has a dock and uses a dual monitor setup. That means i need room for 4 monitors and 2 laptops. I had a hard time finding a desk i liked plus one that had enough room for my peripherals. I bought this desk based on user reviews and i could not be happier. Pros:* very high quality for the price. Once you see it you will think it should have been more expensive. * legs are real wood (no veneers) with a dark cherry finish.
Fantastic desk at a fantastic price. This is a great desk for the price. Real wood legs, dark smokey black glass top, and plenty of room. The box is quite heavy, so please have a friend help you move it to where you are going to put the desk together. I assembled it by myself, so that is quite doable. Took me a little time, but i’m a perfectionist when it comes to putting together flat pack furniture. Don’t ask how long i spent putting together a sauder 6 drawer dresserit would also be helpful to have a second pair of hands when placing the glass top on the suction cups. They are long, heavy sheets and the suction cups grip them really quickly and firmly. The desk does attract dust and fingerprints, but i clean it off every day so it hasn’t been a problem for me. Do keep an eye on prices from amazon.
Beautiful clean and modern looking set against wood flooring. . It came quickly, within 2 days of ordering, was easy to assemble, very solid. Large area for work and printer, scanner and misc office items. We found the exact same desk for $100 more and waiting time 6 weeks at a local furniture store. Looks great, very happy with both the product and provider.