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|Style: Modern; Traditional||Product Type: Project table; Sewing table|
|Application: Home office||Top Finish: Oak|
|Hardware Finish: Steel; Plastic||Base Material: Manufactured wood|
|Solid Wood Construction: No||Non-Toxic: Yes|
|Top Material: Manufactured wood||Number of Items Included: 1|
|Adjustable Desktop Height: No||Foldable: Yes|
|Split Top Table: Yes||Hidden Storage: No|
|Writing Tool Storage: No||Drawers Included: Yes|
|Legs Included: Yes||Exterior Shelves: No|
|Wheels: Yes||Foot Rest: No|
|Chair Included: No||CPU Holder: No|
|Light Included: No||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: Yes||Tools Needed: Phillips Screwdriver and Hammer|
|Additional Parts Required: No|
In order to ensure their place among leading furniture manufacturers, Venture Horizon works in a variety of mediums including solid hardwoods, MDF, particle board, steel, plastic and glass. Since variety is crucial to consumer acceptance they produce furniture in several finishes like melamine, paper and vinyl.
Awesome Deal for the Mechanically Inclined
Andrea from San Antonio, TX – Verified Buyer
The product is just what I expected: sturdy and functional. It provides plenty of additional workspace for a reasonable price. It came with all needed pieces and enough glue for assembly. The instructions that come with the desk are decent, but they require an eye for detail. Several of the pieces look very similar and the screws chosen for certain places may not be what is expected--if you find yourself short of screws, look back over the directions, because you probably misread. Also, some of the pieces are a bit finicky. Do not be afraid to back your screws out a bit, manually adjust your pieces, and hold them in place while you screw it back together. I had to do this to get the side leg to sit in the space it is supposed to. A last piece of advice is to ensure, when you glue the drawer rails in, that you use enough glue and that you push them all against the same side of the slot. This will ensure that your drawers fit properly. If you have some patience, are good at assembling things, and can follow illustrated instructions, this is an excellent buy. If not, either find a friend to help or find another product.
Satisfied with product, happy with price
Crystal from North Royalton, OH
I was specifically in search of something that I could fold up and store in a corner and this has fit that bill and more. It arrived well packed with no damage. The fold-down work surfaces are sturdy and adequate in size, I only wish they were about 6 inches deeper. The drawers are roomy and quite functional. We took extra care when assembling them, making sure that that the parts were together correctly and that everything was square. It did require some attention, because at a glance they looked fine but closer looks revealed parts that needed a little extra tap to have everything lined up right. So, all of my drawers are sturdy and glide nicely in and out. Overall the assembly of the desk was not difficult, but would have been much easier with well written instructions. As it is, the included instructions are the biggest con. I use this desk for multiple things. I work from home and am able to set up a dual monitor computer with plenty of space to still actually work. The main purpose of this desk is to have a space for paper crafting. I can have a cricut expression and a xyron creatopia out (both with large footprints) and still have space to work, and the drawers hold my most commonly used supplies. They are even large enough to accommodate 12x12 paper if desired.
Monica from Acworth, GA – Verified Buyer
This desk is pretty easy to put together, although an extra set of hands is helpful. I used it in my scrapbook room for my laptop, Cricut, and Silhouette machines. During the monthly crop at my house, I roll it out into the main crop area so everyone can use the machines. This desk makes setting up for the crop a breeze since I'm no longer carrying each machine and plugging them altogether. I store ribbons and embellishments in the drawers.
Very practical sewing table
kirabarbie from Bay Area, CA
I have assembled dozens of similar furniture, so even though there were many parts, the assembly wasn't difficult. The most time consuming part is attaching the hinges because there are 10 of them and each one uses 6 screws. The drawers are put together using wood glue, which is provided. It was not hard to put the drawers together but you do those first and let them dry while you put the rest of the desk together. You will need extra wood glue beyond what is provided to finish. The drawer design could have been made better if they were on metal gliders rather than on thin strips of wood, but I think the drawers will be function. There are 5 drawers which are more than enough for my needs. The trickiest part of the assembly were the hinges. The illustrations for connecting the hinges could have been a little clearer, but I figured them out. You will need a second person to help hold the table extension part while screwing the hings to the middle table and also to lift the table right side up when assembly is done. Overall I like the desk very much. The length of it is actually 73" rather than the listed 70". It will easily fit both my sewing machine and serger and has lots of storage for my patterns, threads, magazines and fabric swatches. The casters do not easily glide on carpet of course so I wished my sewing room was hardwood floors. I bought the white finish which looks clean and attractive. The handles that came with the desk are cheap looking plastic so I will buy metal ones to replace them.
decent product--horrible service
Oralynn from Chicago,IL – Verified Buyer
The desk is good at what is says it does. It opens up to a very large work area, then folds up small and rolls away out of sight when your done. Plus it looks nice and the draws hold a fair amount. However it is pretty trying to put together. All our furniture is self assembled so I've had a lot of practice but, even so, it took me three days to build and all the skin was stripped from my palms by the end. The hinges (and instructions) are very confusing so I had to redo them several times to be sure they were right. But, once its done you do have a nice piece of furniture. The biggest drawback of the desk is that the center section with the draws is not sturdily constructed. They intend for the top to be held on with only wooden pegs and glue which doesn't really work. It will rock from side to side or come apart when you try to lift the leaves or slide the draws in. Easy solution: get four small right angle braces at a hardware store and use them to connect the top to the sides. It's totally solid now.
Great idea, not so great design.
Sooz from Houston, TX
The idea of this cabinet is fantastic. It's perfect for a small office when you need temporary extra work surface. I took the idea mentioned previously and added little "L" brackets to brace the top which is only glued on and would surely come loose after time. The drawers are VERY poorly designed and I'm afraid will be a problem down the road. One drawer is already sticking. They slide in and out and are supported on very thin pieces of wood that are inset in the vertical sides of the cabinet. Yes, I read all the comments before purchasing and decided to purchase anyway. My reason for getting this piece of furniture was for the extra work space. I don't anticipate needing the drawers much and I don't think the fact that they will stick will be a major problem for me. But if you intend to use this as a daily work desk I might consider something else.
Fine except for the *&%$^# drawers!
jennylee from Dallas
After a move to an apartment, I desperately needed a folding sewing table with space to use both my serger and machine. This was the only product on the market that I could find that had a small enough footprint yet opened up to ample space and a kneehole space for each machine.This was the best price I found online [...]. Before assembling I counted all the parts, labeled the screws, etc and counted them out into separate envelopes. (Highly recommended) Assembly was pretty straightforward, although the directions on which way the hinges on the folding 'wings' go was pretty useless. I finally just installed the hinges piece by piece to make it work.Pay attention to the letters on the pieces... there are left and right pieces that need to be kept straight.All in all it took me a good Saturday afternoon to put together, with a few breaks for glue drying. Be sure to use the included blocks to help prop up parts while you are screwing them in. It said not to use an electric screwdriver to avoid stripping the screws, but your hands will be shredded if you do them all by hand. I used an electric one just til the last few turns, then finished the screws off.Now, those blankity blank drawers. I assembled five of the things very, very carefully; I wiped off all the glue, etc. even put beeswax on them before installing. Except they wouldn't install. They wouldn't even insert all the way into the slots. This could be fixed so easily by the manufacturer creating a fixed deck for the drawers (instead of two measly strips on the side) and making those drawers an 1/8" narrower.I knew the drawers would be problematic from other reviews, but ordered anyway as I needed the drop leaves on the side. In a classic example of 'it's better to be lucky than good', the plastic drawer set I had my sewing notions in anyway fit EXACTLY into the space. I suggest you make the sewing table then look for a drawer unit you can place inside. Use the drawers for kindling.I immediately set up the table to do some alterations, and it was plenty stable enough to comfortably use both my serger and machine. Both just fit on top when the sides are down.Bottom line: If you ABSOLUTELY need this drop leaf setup, then buy the unit and abandon the drawers. It is stable and solid enough. Otherwise, look for another solution.
Stephanie from Longwood, FL – Verified Buyer
We are using this as a double laptophomework station for our 2 daughters - it is perfect. Its not the sturdiest piece of furniture but it looks great and we didn't want to spend a lot on something for the kids. Great value for money, but needed a lot of assembly.
Great for small spaces!!
Julie from Piedmont, OK – Verified Buyer
I have a very small house but I love to sew. I've sewn many quilts and every year I make at least 8 different Halloween costumes. This craft table has made it much easier for me to do all my sewing. It was very easy to put together. I love that it has 5 storage drawers. I also love that the sides fold in for small houses.
S from Saint Louis, MO – Verified Buyer
The description of this product is accurate and it is exactly what I wanted - a small work surface for occasional sewing or crafts. Its easy to open and the drawers are spacious.The desk fits into a closet when not in use, so having the wheels is nice. Assembly was not particularly difficult, but it did take an entire evening to put together there are lots and lots and lots of parts! It helped to lay everything out on the floor and read the directions very, very carefully!