Linear

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Inspired by the Arts and Crafts tradition, our Linear office collection is built in a small woodworking shop in northern Wisconsin. Its refined, yet durable design features details like dovetail joinery and handcrafted hardware. Linear is available in two distinctive finishes: natural wood protected with oil and wax or stained wood sealed with lacquer.

A drop-down desk, built-in file drawers and adjustable shelves allow you to make the most of this versatile office armoire.

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Room & BoardLinear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base
 
3.8

(based on 38 reviews)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality construction (28)
  • Storage capacity (26)
  • Great design (24)
  • Drawers/doors function well (21)
  • Durable finish (19)

Cons

  • No lock (9)
  • Drawers/doors stick (6)
  • Difficult to clean (5)

Best Uses

  • Space saving (27)
  • File organization (19)
  • Storage (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (22), Eclectic (15), Mid-century modern (9), Survivalist / minimalist (9), Classic/traditional (7)

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Beautiful but doesn't hold up over time

By RGDC

from Washington DC

Pros

    Cons

    • Drawers/doors stick

    Best Uses

      Customer comments about Linear 51h 67w Office Armoire Three-Door/Three-File Drawers Left w/Steel Base:

      THe unit is lovely and feels solid and well built. From the start some of the drawers and doors were sticky, but I called customer service and they said they would loosen up over time. Now, about three years later, after pretty light usage, the unit is barely functional. The doors stick and the fold down door/desk top is askew on the hinges- won't close without slamming, and drops open witout warning. Haven't had time to find a cabinet maker to come try to repair, but for what it costs and how little we've used it, we shouldn't have to. Love other Room and Board products but would not reccomend this one.

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      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Construction of Hinge on drop down door

      By w2lov

      from Sun City Center, FL

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Pros

        Cons

        • Desk Door Hinge Breaks
        • Support For Desk Pull Out

        Best Uses

          Customer comments about Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base:

          On the 67" wide unit, if you expect to use this as a desk, be forwarned that the hinge on drop down door is not adequate to hold the weight of the door and much of anything else. Original design with three small hinges broke in less than a year. Replaced with 4' piano hinge - better, but still insufficient. Side brackets insufficient to hold weight of door if hinge fails. New ones some better but again not up to the task. Door fell off and pulled out side brackets and crashed to the floor. After 8 years it is barely being held together with home brew repairs and a third set of side brackets. For such an expensive piece of furniture I would have expected much better construction and reliability.

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice

          By DanDan

          from Denver, CO

          Style Classic/traditional, Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drawers/doors function well
          • Durable finish
          • Great design
          • Quality construction
          • Storage capacity

          Cons

          • No lock

          Best Uses

          • File organization
          • Space saving
          • Storage

          Customer comments about Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/One-File Drawer with Steel Base:

          Great piece. Looks much nicer than having everything spread out in my living room on an open desk top. Very nice wood and finish.

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

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          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Beautiful piece but doesn't latch

          By R&B fan

          from Arlington, VA

          Style Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable finish

          Cons

          • Door Doesn't Open Smooth
          • Drawers/doors stick
          • Secretary Door Won't Hold

          Best Uses

          • File organization

          Customer comments about Linear 51h 67w Office Armoire Three-Door/Three-File Drawers Right w/Steel Base:

          We loved this product when we saw it, and living in a condo we wanted to maximize storage, so we went for the largest possible model. It took several weeks to make, but we expected that. It is a great piece with good wire management options. Unfortunately the secretary door has two problems. The right magnet that retain the door in the closed position doesn't hold the door in place. Also the hydraulic rails that lower the secretary door stick and do not open easily. There were no instructions on how to adjust either of these parts.

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

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          4.0

          What a wonderful work desk!

          By NYC Living

          from New York, NY

          Style Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Drawers/doors function well
          • Durable finish
          • Elegant Look
          • Quality construction

          Cons

          • Hard To Reach Drawers
          • No lock

          Best Uses

            Customer comments about Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base:

            We bought the Linear Office Armoire in 51W but had to swap it out for the 35W as it was too big for our tiny apartment (we overestimated what our NY apartment could hold!). The customer service at R&B was exceptional and made the process super easy for us. When the new piece arrived, one of the drawers opened with a bit of a jerk but a service visit was set up immediately and it was taken care of.

            The workdesk is wonderful - it fits our Canon Pixma printer, holds all our files and the best part is that it closes neatly to hide everything when we're done. The quality of the wood and construction is solid and the piece looks great. We're very happy with the purchase!

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great choice

            By Denmo

            from Denver, CO

            Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Great design
            • Quality construction
            • Storage capacity

            Cons

            • Difficult to clean
            • Poor Cable Management
            • Poor Ventilation

            Best Uses

            • Storage

            Customer comments about Linear 51h 67w Office Armoire Three-Door/Three-File Drawers Right w/Steel Base:

            I've had this for a year now. I wanted to get this desk in the walnut but thought I'd have a mammoth piece of furniture needing waxing throughout the year. Fortunately, I found out the charcoal maple would not only be the hardest of the woods available (important with a high-use desk!), but the charcoal finish is a lacquer that doesn't require waxing. Much more what I was hoping for!

            The desk is large and beautifully designed, whether the drawers, cabinets or drop-down workspace. You do have to get used to opening the slide out drawers on the left before you open the drop-down the work area since it completely blocks them. I've had a few times where I would try to awkwardly lift the workspace up while fumbling under it for the drawers.

            I went with the largest model of this desk because my printer is a huge fax/copier combo, and only it, my monitor, speakers, keyboard and mouse fit up in the large upper work area. I have my mid-sized computer tower angled in the lower two-door cabinet, along with my subwoofer, internet router and modem. It is not necessarily a "cable management nightmare!", but make sure you don't have the desk up against the wall, so you can easily access your power strip and string cables from the bottom cabinet to top and vice versa.

            The lower cabinet could definitely use larger or more holes, though, as ventilation is definitely an issue. Even with just my modem and router running, if the lower cabinet doors are closed, the space and air get very hot inside. If I'm not having company over (my desk is in the main living space area), I tend to keep one lower cabinet door open wide enough so it doesn't auto-shut, and that keeps the temperature down. Otherwise, if company's over I close it up for a few hours. Not ideal, but I'm working with it.

            The finish is also a bit annoying. It's a matte lacquer, and there are a few fingerprint/handprint spots on the drop-down work area that are impossible for me to remove with either microfiber cloths or simple water and cloth. So there are obvious dull splotches in the lacquer all over the drop-down work area that I just have to accept, even with trying to be conscientious of the finish.

            Last, I had hoped that "charcoal" would actually be a dark gray, but as the delivery guys called it-- it's black. R&B has other furniture made by other manufacturers called "charcoal" and it actually is a dark gray. Not here. It's a shame because the finish is so heavy, you have to look closely to see the woodgrain-- it almost looks the same as the espresso-colored wood veneer furniture from Ikea, which isn't solid wood, and it's a little awkward to look at this piece and wonder if it's solid or veneer. (It's solid, btw)

            Regardless, after a year I'm still happy with the desk, and I continue to receive compliments on it whenever company comes over, which is an unexpected bonus.

            Service and delivery comments:

            R&B hires the best delivery guys, bar none. They're always friendly, clean cut and professional. They delivered two pieces at the same time, when I thought I'd have a week delay between the two items. Nice! Always happy to see these guys.

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

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            4.0

            Drawers can be reversed if you ask

            By Cluttered desk

            from New York, NY

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Storage capacity

            Cons

            • No lock

            Best Uses

            • Space saving
            • Storage

            Customer comments about Linear 51h 67w Office Armoire Three-Door/Three-File Drawers Right w/Steel Base:

            Haven't received the desk yet, but wanted to let others know that you can ask R & B to swap where the small drawers and file drawers are so that the small drawers are accessible when the desk is open. After seeing several reviewers mention the issue I asked the Soho store and for no additional costs I am having the drawers reversed on my desk. Looking forward to a practical and attractive desk area in our home.

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

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Acceptable

            By TylerFrank

            from Minneapolis, MN

            Style Classic/traditional, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Storage capacity

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • File organization
              • Space saving
              • Storage

              Customer comments about Linear 51h 35w Office Armoire One-File Drawer/One-Door with Steel Base:

              Construction is sturdy and lower doors/drawers have very beautiful wood grain. The fold-down armoire door, however, is framed veneer. It doesn't look terrible, but the slight color variation and mirrored pattern is noticeable against the quality solid wood on the rest of the piece. Backing, drawer bodies and shelves are particle board/veneer as well, but that is to be expected in this price range.

              Also, the hinges of the fold-down armoire door bend out of place easily if a cord or the like gets pinched between the door and the body, producing an improper fit and a door which will not close. The remedy - bending the hinges straight - is simple but tedious, and may need to be done by a service technician to protect your warranty.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Delivery was prompt and fabulous. Very careful placement and attention to walls, art, tight spaces and animals. Placed everything exactly where I wanted it before leaving. Kind and social folks.

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

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              4.0

              Linear Office Armoire

              By Contemporary, Made In USA Fan

              from Des Moines, IA

              Style Eclectic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

              • Could Use Updated Design
              • Difficult to clean

              Best Uses

              • Space saving

              Customer comments about Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base:

              Purchased desk with idea that we would be downsizing soon. The Armoire style can be used in many rooms and offers "hiding" work in progress. My husband wishes to add a console surface to expand workspace. Some regret that I did not get the one with 2 utility draws and 1 file drawer but if 2 of us end up using desk together it may be good to have separate file drawers. Hard to come up with additional small item storage without the drawers and not waste space. Thought the cherry color would be warmer more like oak than cherry. All in all I'm happy with the desk. Love, love, love Room and Board.

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

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              4.0

              excellent service with one caveat

              By claire willis

              from Brookline MA

              Style Eclectic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Drawers/doors function well
              • Durable finish
              • Easy to clean
              • Great design
              • Quality construction
              • Storage capacity

              Cons

              • Arrived Needing To Be Wax
              • Poor finish
              • See Comment Below

              Best Uses

              • File organization
              • Space saving
              • Storage

              Customer comments about Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base:

              My desk was delivered "needing wax" per the comment of the truck driver. I could have determined that as well. But then i had to purchase the wax. I think at this price point, wax should be included. I understand that two coats were put on before leaving the factory but when it arrives needing a product, the product should come free with the desk. Other than that all else is SUPERB

              • This product is used in my:
              • Home office

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              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Could you tell me the dimensions with the base and knobs removed? We need to bring it through a window! Thx
                Asked on 9/8/2014 by Jackie

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The knobs are 1.25", the base is 4"h. the cabinet is 51"w x 23"d x47"h.

                  Answered on 9/8/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Can this armoire come with a finished back?
                Thanks
                Asked on 7/16/2014 by Rich from San Francisco

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The armoire does not come with a finished back.

                  Answered on 7/17/2014 by Design Associate
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                The 51 h/51 w has a lip (to judge from pictures) that overhangs to the top on each side, and which I assume is part of the 51 inch width. What is the width of the cabinet below this lip. I'm measuring for a particular space and even half an inch will make difference--so I need the EXACT width of the cabinet, minus the overhang. Thanks.
                Asked on 2/9/2014 by S. from United States

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The case of the Linear 51h 51w armoire is 49.5” wide x 22” deep.

                  Answered on 2/10/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Can you tell me what the weight is on the Linear 51w x 51h Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers?
                Asked on 11/14/2013 by Venturing With Modern Furniture from New York

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The Linear 51x51 Office Armoire weighs approximately 200 pounds.

                  Answered on 11/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Can the linear modular series be made in white?
                Asked on 10/30/2013 by Julia from United States

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  No, we do not offer the Linear collection in white.

                  Answered on 10/30/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 67w Office Armoire Three-Door/Three-File Drawers Right w/Steel Base

                Q:

                Can you tell me the weight of the unit and whether it breaks down into sections for moving
                Asked on 7/21/2013 by Jeff from Wisconsin

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  The weight of the Linear 67w 51h office armoire is approximately 400 lbs. The case piece is one unit. The only items that are removable is the steel base, knobs, and pulls.

                  Answered on 7/22/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Are there cord holes in the back? Is so where. I have a computer that will sit on the top and a printer that will sit below.
                Asked on 5/25/2013 by Jim from New Jersey

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  Yes, wire management holes are placed behind all of the doors to allow for cord management. They are of large enough size to accommodate several cords.

                  Answered on 5/25/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
              • Linear 51h 51w Office Armoire Two-Doors/Two-File Drawers with Steel Base

                Q:

                Would this support a fairly large home sewing machine?
                Asked on 5/11/2013 by Sheila from Northern CO

                1 answer

                • Employee Review

                  A:

                  This cabinet has great storage solutions but the dropdown shelf is really designed to be a writing desk or a surface for a laptop and wouldn't support this much weight long term. The shelf within the case could definitely accommodate the sewing machine if the depth of the dropdown (19"d) allowed you to reach your sewing machine and work comfortably.
                  The pull-out shelf on our Copenhagen office armoire or our Linear custom cabinets could hold the machine if a style without a door could work for you.

                  Answered on 5/11/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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