Slim

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A Room & Board classic, the Slim desk collection offers a balance of grace and strength. Powder-coated natural steel gives weight to a delicate handcrafted design that features subtle weld marks unique to each piece.

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Slim 50x20 Desk
 
4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (9)
  • Quality construction (9)
  • Good surface area (8)
  • Durable finish (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller offices (10)
    • Writing desk (9)
    • Laptop / office (8)
    • Desktop computer (7)
    • Homework (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Eclectic (9), Modern/contemporary (8)

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    5.0

    Functional for smaller spaces

    By DM.

    from Northern NJ

    Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable finish
    • Good Surface Area
    • Great design
    • Quality construction
    • Small But Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop computer
      • Homework
      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Slim 36x20 Desk:

      Service was exceptional. I had to leave unexpectedly after I had confirmed the delivery with the driver and he was very professional in making sure the delivery went smoothly. This is my second desk, the first is used for a student's desk. The white finish shows more wear and tear. I still like the desk and ordered a second in the darker finish. I am happy with the purchase.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Guest bedroom, Kids’ room

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      4.0

      Cute desk that fit our needs

      By applesnkids

      from Orange County, CA

      Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great design

      Cons

      • Top Of Desk Isn't Flat

      Best Uses

      • Craft table
      • Desktop computer
      • Homework
      • Laptop
      • Smaller Offices
      • Writing desk

      Customer comments about Slim 36x20 Desk:

      We ordered this desk in white for three reasons:
      1) The nook where it sits is very tiny, so this was one of the only desks that would fit
      2) It has a separate open drawer area to store a keyboard
      3) The style was great & works well in a variety of spaces

      I would recommend buying it, but wanted to note that the top of the desk isn't completely level in all areas. When we put our laptop on it, the laptop sometimes feels like a restaurant table that needs to have the legs balanced, if that makes sense. It's slightly annoying, but overall works for our needs.

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Living room/family room/great room

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      4.0

      Solid, minimal and clean in appearance

      By Madmax

      from New York, NY

      Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Good Surface Area
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Guards To Protect Floors

      Best Uses

      • Homework
      • Laptop
      • Smaller Offices
      • Writing desk

      Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

      Very well built and attractive. The slim lines make it appear light, but it is heavy and highly substantial in weight. It is a lovely desk and we ordered it in the Navy color; my only complaint is that it should have been made with built in plastic guards on the legs, like a Tolix chair. The legs are narrow and the delivery service attached round plastic pieces to the leg bottoms to protect the floors. These are inadequate because of the heft of the desk. They come off easily.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Delivery was prompt and the desk arrived in excellent condition.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Kids’ room

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      3.0

      Powder Coat Scratches

      By Saul Bass

      from Seattle, WA

      Style Minimalist

      Pros

      • Looks Minimal

      Cons

      • Not That Sturdy
      • Scratches

      Best Uses

      • Side table

      Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

      In the catalog and online this desk looked like it would suit my needs perfectly. I'm a visual designer and I work from home quite a bit. I chose to get the white powder coated desk, it appealed to me because it look industrial and seemed to be durable because it's made out of steel.

      My main complaints are that the powder coat is really thin and scratches and chips easily. Also when I type the desk surface moves my iMac due to the fact that the top of the desk is just thin metal. The vibrations carry throughout the metal. Also you can't use a mouse on the powder coated surface -- so I went to a trackpad.

      Overall the desk looks great in my tiny apartment. The two levels make more room for books or other materials. I expect some wear and tear on the piece and had a thought that eventually I could strip it down to just the raw steel, but then maybe I should have just got the steel one to begin with.

      • I live in a:
      • Apartment/condo
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office

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      5.0

      Exactly what I wanted

      By R & B fan

      from New York City, New York

      Style Eclectic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Laptop
        • Smaller Offices
        • Writing desk

        Customer comments about Slim 36x20 Desk:

        This product is solid, beautiful and seems like it will last a long long time. I love it. And the customer service on this was excellent. Got help with the product in the Soho store, ordered it over the phone and it arrived 7 days later. So easy!

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        5.0

        Just what we were looking for...

        By busy parent

        from Westchester County, New York

        Style Eclectic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

              This desk is exactly what my 13-year-old daughter needed: fun color, great design, perfect dimensions. We couldn't be happier. It's especially nice to have a non-wood surface in her bedroom.

              • I live in a:
              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Kids’ room

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              4.0

              Perfect desk for a tight space

              By quality furniture lover

              from Glenview, IL

              Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable finish
              • Good Surface Area
              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Homework
                • Laptop
                • Smaller Offices
                • Writing desk

                Customer comments about Slim 36x20 Desk:

                Simple, clean design. Functions for small space, with shelf for books, supplies. Quality is great. Very sturdy.

                • I live in a:
                • House
                • This product is used in my:
                • Teenage Bedroom

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                4.0

                Slim desk

                By SLC

                from NYC

                Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Surface Area
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                • Poor finish
                • Top is too bouncy

                Best Uses

                • Desktop computer
                • Laptop
                • Smaller Offices
                • Writing desk

                Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

                Desktop is too bouncy. I have a FLOS Glo-Ball table lamp that wobbles on this desk. I'm not happy about it since I live in a small apartment and have limited places to keep my things, and since I always use this lamp for my work area. This was totally unexpected considering that the desk is steel and is otherwise sturdy.

                • I live in a:
                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Home office

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                2.0

                Desktop not sturdy!

                By Victoria

                from Brooklyn, NY

                Style Modern/contemporary

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

                      This desk is a great size and the simple style allows the desk to almost disappear in our room, which we love. However, the top of the desk has a lot of give, so as I type, my laptop shakes. I don't do much typing, so while it's annoying, it is tolerable. When I use my printer, which is also on the desk, every shakes tremendously.

                      • I live in a:
                      • Apartment/condo
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Living room/family room/great room

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                      4.0

                      very good looking

                      By mariaz

                      from Naples FL

                      Style Modern/contemporary

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Drawers/doors function well
                      • Good Surface Area
                      • Great design
                      • Quality construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Craft table
                        • Desktop computer
                        • Smaller Offices
                        • Writing desk

                        Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

                        I was looking for a streamlined look to put in a small space. This desk was perfect and the color looks exactly the way it appears on the site. It's sturdy and the finish was unblemished...very happy with it!

                        • I live in a:
                        • Apartment/condo
                        • This product is used in my:
                        • Guest bedroom

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                        • Slim 36x20 Desk

                          Q:

                          I would be using this desk with a 27 inch iMac that weighs about 30 pounds. Would the smaller desk be sturdy enough to hold it and allow comfortable typing or would the metal have some "bounce" to it?
                          Asked on 4/11/2014 by Al

                          1 answer

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                            A:

                            The top steel plate of our Slim Desk is rigid and will not flex during forceful typing.

                            Answered on 4/11/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                        • Slim 50x20 Desk

                          Q:

                          what are the vertical dims?
                          Asked on 2/18/2014 by Jim

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                          • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                            A:

                            The overall height of the desk is 30”h. From the floor to the underside of the desk is 26 ¾” h. The shelf opening is 3”h.

                            Answered on 2/18/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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