Sonoma Light Desk
The Sonoma Light Desk has a very simple design which is exactly what I was looking for.
However, the keyboard draw does not open flat as it should do as the strip of wood beneath it is bowed. When the draw is opened and shut it catches on this piece of wood making a horrible grinding noise.
This is a manufacturing fault which, from previous reviews, does not seem to be exclusive to my desk.
28 August 2013
Good but with some reservations
We have other Sonoma Light furniture and, in general, the units are an interesting and well executed design, unfortunately the quality of the build and and the hardware components was not up to standard in my desk.
The desk has a pull out keyboard shelf with a drop-down front which is supposed to align with the keyboard shelf when opened, but this was not the case with the unit I received. Of the three concealed, cylindrical hinges, two would not open fully. I also noticed that the inside of the drop-down front caught on the radiused front corners of the shelf sides - a problem that was not due to the faulty hinges. The result was that the drop-down front would not open fully.
16 August 2013
This furniture is better than I expected. I had viewed it in store but hadn't realised just how solid and well made it is. The oak is really thick cut and gives the furniture that quality finish, it will last for years. Price was similar to other company flat packs but just leagues ahead. Really thrilled, bought four pieces for a home study and well proportioned and compliments each other piece. The drop down flap on the drawer front is not needed, like the soft close finish though. I am a happy customer, thank you M&S!
23 June 2013
First time ordering Furniture from M&S and was not disappointed. Great service & beautiful desk. Very strong. Extremely happy with purchase.
18 June 2013