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Ellis 56x22 Desk
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Inspired by classic writing desks, the Ellis desk looks decidedly fresh in whatever wood you choose. Heirloom quality construction and a drop-down drawer front make Ellis as durable and versatile as it is timeless.

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Details of Ellis 56x22 Desk

  • Dimensions: 56w 22d 30h
  • Product Origin: made in Pennsylvania
  • Item Number: 553601

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Ellis 56x22 Desk
 
4.4

(based on 25 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (24)
  • Good surface area (23)
  • Quality construction (23)
  • Durable finish (17)
  • Drawers/doors function well (14)

Cons

  • Drawers/doors stick (4)
  • Not enough drawer space (3)

Best Uses

  • Smaller offices (18)
  • Desktop computer (14)
  • Writing desk (14)
  • Laptop / office (11)
  • Homework (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (14), Eclectic (9), Mid-century modern (5), Classic/traditional (3), Survivalist / minimalist (3)

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5.0

Beautiful piece

By Modern Furniture fan

from Brooklyn, NY

Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Great Bedroom Desk

    Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

    This is a beautiful and very solid desk. It is perfect for my needs and for my bedroom decor. couldn't be happier with it. It is very well made of quality wood.

    • I live in a:
    • Townhouse
    • This product is used in my:
    • Primary bedroom

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    4.0

    Lovely and functional

    By Shae

    from Richmond,Va

    Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Not Enough Drawer Space

    Best Uses

    • Homework
    • Laptop
    • Smaller Offices
    • Writing desk

    Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

    This is a beautiful desk. I've had t for a couple of months now and am still thrilled with it. The only draw back is the two drawers are very very small. But I knew this going in and wanted adesk that didn't quite look like a desk. So I have a separate filng cabinet that has two drawers and that fits the bill.

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

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    4.0

    Clean lines, beautiful cherry

    By Just a chap

    from Greater Seattle, WA

    Style Classic/traditional, Modern/contemporary

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop computer
      • Laptop
      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

      I could not resist the clean timeless lines and the beautifully finished cherry wood even I would usually spend less $$ on a small desk.

      It is so nice I make a constant effort to keep the desk uncluttered.

      As others said it is a practical writing/reading desk and will work great for a laptop and/or monitor+keyboard+mouse.

      I removed one * for a couple of small imperfections at the top that were not fully filled in and for the central drawer that needs to hide 1mm deper to be fully visually aligned. Small thing that I am lazy to bring up with R&B.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Order processing and white glove delivery were great. No complaints.

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      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office

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      5.0

      Great desk!

      By Style & Functionality

      from Minneapolis, MN

      Style Eclectic

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Good Surface Area
      • Great design
      • Nice For A Smaller Space
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Drawers/doors stick

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Ellis 66x22 Double File Drawer Desk:

      My office is at one end of a long semi-formal living room. This desk has the right combination of casual elegance to fit in. It sits behind an R&B sofa, so it doubles as a desk and sofa table with a lamp.

      The desk is sturdy & functional. The drawers are a little sticky, but we're hoping they break in. All in all, a great purchase.

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

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      1.0

      Quality concern

      By Furniture fan

      from New York

      Style Eclectic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great design

      Cons

      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

      The design and size was just what I was looking for. The delivery was white glove. However, the following day we tried to move the desk into position 3 feet from where it was delivered when the top came completely off the base. Looking closely at the construction the wrong hardware was used in Assembly. The screws holding the top to the base penetrated less than 1/8th inch. I called R&B and they handled it like professionals. Picked up the desk the following week and immediately credited my account. I hope they spoke to the manufacturer so improvements are made to the construction.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Excellent service

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      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office

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      5.0

      A little gem of a desk

      By Clean design lover

      from Santa Clarita, CA

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop computer
        • Laptop
        • Smaller Offices
        • Writing desk

        Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

        This desk is ideal for a small office or space within a larger room. It has a small footprint but big style and presence. I call it the little "pencil box on sticks" desk. It combines great form with practical function.

        Service and delivery comments:

        As always, R & B delivery and customer service are the best I know. They are always prompt, efficient, courteous and respectful of my home and my time.

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        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        4.0

        Works great in spare den/bedroom

        By Urban Dweller

        from Philadelphia, PA

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop computer
          • Smaller Offices
          • Writing desk

          Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Single File Drawer Desk:

          Replaced a nice antique table that was out-of-place in decor. Integral file drawer is nice feature - just had to eliminate some unneeded files. Solid feel and enough table top for computer monitor and writing surface. Intend to move printer to a closet somewhere in the future. Would like more drawer space, but don't see how to do it (a clever tray in the keyboard pull-out might help). Appreciate the USA maker, too.

          • I live in a:
          • Townhouse

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          beautifully finished desk

          By Bezerkeley

          from Berkeley, CA

          Style Eclectic

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Desktop computer
            • Homework
            • Smaller Offices
            • Writing desk

            Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Single File Drawer Desk:

            Beautiful looking desk--clean lines. nice for a small space. I don't love the drawer that opens up for keyboard. I wouldn't stick a keyboard in there, and it's a bit of a pain. I wish I could lock it in place.

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            • House
            • This product is used in my:
            • Home office

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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gorgeous!

            By Crazy for R&B

            from MN

            Style Eclectic

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desktop computer
              • Laptop
              • Smaller Offices
              • Writing desk

              Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Single File Drawer Desk:

              It amazes me what some people complain about: size, colour, storage ... Ellis is gorgeous wood, clean lines, perfect size (dimensions are listed on the site so you know ahead of time what you're buying). I ordered my Ellis in walnut, along with 3 Pisa shelves in cherry to outfit my home office. I requested warm tones and someone viewed the pieces together in the warehouse and chose 3 Pisa that match perfectly, and the rich tone of Ellis is a beautiful contrast. The keyboard shelf is what it is, functional, hidden beautifully by the front panel, open at the back for cords, sturdy when pulled out for use, definitely large enough for my 17" laptop to reside comfortably beneath the desktop. The top surface is spacious, for a monitor, desktop file, letter trays, lamp, and still writing space. The file drawer keeps my papers contained, and the smaller drawer has plenty of space for all the things I need close-at-hand. Ellis is finished all the way around so I float it in the room with its back to the door. Perfect for my small office. Speaking to the heirloom quality/look, my mother said it reminds her of her father's desk. I'm already scouting R&B for more accents to further beautify my home.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Room and Board Delivery always goes above and beyond. I have a house full of R&B and with each order I receive a delivery date of my choice, a call-ahead a couple days before to cement the short delivery window, and a call from the driver shortly before they arrive. Shoes are removed without question, and pieces are placed exactly where I want them, unwrapped, assembled, perfect. Exchanges, on the rare occasion something isn't quite right with a piece, are no-hassle, easy, convenient (I was allowed to keep my custom sofa with a minor flaw while a new one was made for me, and they were switched out on the same day).

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              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Home office

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              4.0

              Elegant and unobtrusive

              By R&B fan

              from Seattle, WA

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              Pros

              • Good Surface Area
              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Drawers/doors stick

              Best Uses

              • Laptop
              • Smaller Offices
              • Writing desk

              Customer comments about Ellis 56x22 Desk:

              The desk looks great. The cherry finish is rich and unlike most desks, it is small and elegant and does not take over the room. It is perfect for a small home office, for laptop users.

              However, the drawers are hard to open, and when you pull you often pull the entire desk. The middle drawer is a pull out keyboard shelf, rather than a drawer. Given the size of the desk, it is not really designed for a desktop computer, so I am not sure why there is need for a keyboard shelf. I use it as a regular drawer.

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              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Home office

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