Rated 4 out of
Don't let 4 stars turn you away!**In regards to the title, don't let my 4 star rating make you believe this desk isn't amazing. I reserve 5 stars for a product that has literally no flaws (or the flaw is so insurmountable it doesn't effect anything), as I believe that's what a 100% rating means.**
I've made sure to use this desk for 3 months before writing this review as to make sure everything I am telling you is in confidence.
I'll start with assembly. Assembling the metal frame that makes up the structure of the desk was very easy, sliding the metal together and screwing in some bolts where needed took no longer than 20 minutes. The instructions require you to flip the frame a couple times which can be difficult because of its size so I suggest having a helping hand. Connecting the table top to the frame is also very easy, hammering in several sort-of plastic nails that will grip to the wood very nicely in pre-drilled holes. The table top does not feel cheap, it feels very solid and sturdy (as for what it is made of however I cannot say) and the frame is full metal; definitely a plus.
As for using the desk. I keep my computer tower and 2 monitors on top of my desk (plus smaller peripherals) and I have seen no bowing or flexing of the table; the table top itself and frame are very sturdy. With everything I have on my desk I still have ample space for whatever else I may need to put on it, this desk is not small so if you want big it's definitely a good buy. Chairs can easily fit under it and the minimalist 2 leg design allows for a lot of leg and storage room under the desk. I have also found use for the cable management netting that runs along the bottom of the table, keeping wires from my computer neat and out of the way as it's intended to do. The L shape for the desk adds a very nice aesthetic to the piece as a whole but also allows the desk to fit in corners very nicely and allows me to rest my arm somewhere while using my mouse.
However like I said above this desk does have it's flaws, as nice as it is. Here are some cons I've experienced:
- The plastic connectors that hold the desk to the frame are meant to grip the wood from pre-drilled holes. If you hammer these in and want to take them out later (disassembly for moving or returns?) it rips up the holes a little and may effect it's grip the next time its hammered in
- Related to the con above, the only way to detach the 2 legs from the desk is to take the whole table top off. I ran into this problem because I made the mistake of assembling it in a different room than where I wanted it, and it couldn't fit through the door. But avoid doing that and you'll be fine
- It is very difficult to adjust the height of the desk (assuming you don't have the electronic standing-desk version) while it is upright; and nearly impossible when there is stuff on the desk. You have to flip it upside down and adjust it that way for the easiest results. Just make sure you have the height set perfectly where you want it and make sure IT'S LEVEL before you put things on top, and you'll be fine
- Lastly while the 2 leg design does allow for a nice look and good leg room, it also takes SLIGHTLY away from the sturdiness of the desk. Without a leg supporting each corner, the desk tends to wobble an inch left or right and a tiny bit front to back if provoked. I got rid of this issue by making sure the desk was flush up against the two walls in the corner it's in; do the same and you'll be fine as well. However if you want it standing in the middle of a room, you may experience some wobbling. Especially with weight on the desk.
Overall the cons I mentioned are not enough for me to dislike this desk. I love it and plan to use it for years to come. It is well worth the money I spent on it and would recommend anyone who's interested in buying it to make the purchase!
Length: 160 cm Depth: 110 cm Min. height: 65 cm Max. height: 85 cm Max. load: 100 kg
This product requires assembly
-10-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure.
-The melamine surface is durable, stain resistant and easy to keep clean.
-You can mount the table top at a height that suits you, since the legs are adjustable between 25⅝"- 33½".
-It’s easy to keep your desk neat and tidy with the cable management net under the table top.
-The contoured table top provides support to the wrists and forearms when writing.
-Deep table top gives a generous work surface and lets you sit at a comfortable distance from the computer monitor.
"When we designed the BEKANT series our goal was to make flexible desk combinations that encourage collaborations, meetings and creativity. The desks come in different sizes and shapes – you can use one alone or combine them to suit your needs. And they’re easy to add onto, or change, any time your needs do. To encourage a healthy work environment, most underframes have a sit and stand function that allows you to vary positions. Also, this series has been tested and approved for professional use, so it’s perfect in all types of offices."
Designers Karl Malmvall and Eva Lilja Löwenhielm
Package measurements and weight
People & Planet
Corner table top left: Possible to separate for recycling or energy recovery if available in your community. Underframe for corner table top: Product possible to recycle or use for energy recovery, if available in your community.
Good to know
This desk has been tested for office use and meets the requirements for safety, durability and stability set forth in the following standards: EN 527-2 and ANSI/BIFMA X5.5.
Wipe clean with a mild soapy solution. Wipe dry with a clean cloth.
Aiming for the lowest price
Corner table top left: Particleboard, Melamine foil, ABS plastic
10-year Limited Warranty. Read about the terms in the Limited Warranty brochure. The melamine surface is durable, stain resistant and easy to keep clean. You can mount the table top at a height that suits you, since the legs are adjustable between 25⅝"- 33½". It’s easy to keep your desk neat and tidy with the cable management net under the table top. The contoured table top provides support to the wrists and forearms when writing. Deep table top gives a generous work surface and lets you sit at a comfortable distance from the computer monitor. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/images/products/bekant-corner-desk-left-white__0250493_PE388846_S4.JPGBEKANT Corner desk-left, whitehttp://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S49006406/490.064.06IKEA$219.00