Parsons

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Our classic Parsons desk features a bold natural steel base with subtle weld marks that make each piece unique and showcase the craftsmanship of the Minnesota artisans who build each one by hand. Choose from a variety of top options to make Parsons your own.

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Parsons

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Parsons 48x30 Desk
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality construction (25)
  • Great design (23)
  • Good height (17)
  • Durable finish (16)

Cons

  • Poor finish (3)

Best Uses

  • Computer/laptop (16)
  • Serving/entertaining (8)
  • Space saver (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (17), Mid-century modern (11), Eclectic (7), Survivalist / minimalist (7)

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1.0

Poor finish job

By Room and Board Fan

from Westchester New York

Style Classic/traditional, Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor finish

    Best Uses

    • Serving/entertaining

    Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Desk:

    The finish of the table top looked as if the finisher had not completed the job. I was very disappointed in the appearance. It appeared unfinished.

    • I live in a:
    • Apartment/condo
    • This product is used in my:
    • Dining area

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    5.0

    Great looking desk

    By RLWNYC

    from New York City

    Style Mid-century modern

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable finish
    • Good height
    • Great design
    • Quality construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Computer/laptop

      Customer comments about Parsons 60x24 Desk:

      We use this desk in our home office, and love the simple clean design. There isn't any storage but I think that helps reduce clutter. We got the cherry butcher block top and the wood is really nice.

      • I live in a:
      • Loft
      • This product is used in my:
      • Home office

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      4.0

      Parsons Desk

      By JT3

      from Austin, TX

      Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable finish
      • Good height
      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Computer/laptop

        Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 29h Console Table/Desk:

        Super strong, this desk will outlast earth.

        • I live in a:
        • House
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        5.0

        Clean and Simple

        By Less Is More

        from Southern California

        Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable finish
        • Good height
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accent
          • Computer/laptop
          • Serving/entertaining
          • Space Saver

          Customer comments about Parsons 30x20 29h End Table/Desk:

          Well executed classic Parsons table design. Also bought parsons cocktail table with beautiful Masabi granite top. Fine quality, good value.

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

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          5.0

          Parsons Desk

          By GEM

          from Co

          Style Modern/contemporary

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good height
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Computer/laptop

            Customer comments about Parsons 60x24 Desk:

            Perfect height and depth for working at my computer. Simple design that fits seamlessly with my Hayes sectional.

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

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            5.0

            Great Quality and Service, Love!

            By Crystalle

            from Seattle

            Style Modern/contemporary

            Pros

            • Clean And Modern
            • Quality construction
            • Simple design
            • Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Computer/laptop

              Customer comments about Parsons 72x30 Desk:

              We have a Parson's dining table, so got the Reclaimed wood Parsons desk. The reclaimed wood has holes in it, and black parts..all part of the charm, but something we'd rather have in the office not dining room. Love these because of their sturdiness and high quality construction.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Our delivery drivers were rockstars! They protected our hardwoods by covering the desk with a table as they slid it in, put felt pads on the bottom legs, and called 10 minutes before they arrived. Fantastic service.

              • I live in a:
              • House
              • This product is used in my:
              • Home office

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              5.0

              Nice small desk

              By SarahoftheWaves

              from Northern Colorado

              Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great design
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Computer/laptop
                • Desk

                Customer comments about Parsons 48x24 29h Console Table/Desk:

                Nice desk for a small space. Uncluttered, simple, sturdy.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Great job as always.

                • I live in a:
                • House
                • This product is used in my:
                • Home office

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                5.0

                Wonderful Table

                By LaurieNYC

                from New York, NY

                Style Modern/contemporary

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable finish
                • Good height
                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Serving/entertaining

                  Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Desk:

                  Always a great experience with Room and Board. Delivery was prompt, professional and installation was done in a nanosecond.

                  • I live in a:
                  • Apartment/condo
                  • This product is used in my:
                  • Dining area

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                  5.0

                  Great desk and work table

                  By coolshoes

                  from Orinda, CA

                  Style Modern/contemporary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable finish
                  • Good height
                  • Great design
                  • Quality construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computer/laptop

                    Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Desk:

                    We needed to upgrade from a Pottery Barn kid's table that was serving as my son's desk. His room opens to the living room so I wanted clean, simple lines with a finish that would complement our Brazilian Cherry hardwood floors and Asian-look armoires. His room is quite small but he wanted a deeper desk than our home office's have (24"). The 30" depth is great, with plenty of room for a lamp, iPad, iphone/alarm clock, books, lego pieces and laptop. Because of the simple, open lines, it does not overpower the room. He selected the butcher block cherry top since it was not as expensive as the solid cherry. He didn't like the frosted glass which was my first choice (too cold). I bought a writing pad to protect the wood, just in case. It's a beautiful piece, solid quality.

                    I gave my son my Sayl chair to go with the Parsons desk, and went back to my smaller chair with no arm rests. It was driving me nuts having the arm rests hit my wood desk. The Sayl armrests still hit the desk right between the metal frame and the wood top but it's not an issue for my son since he sits further back than I do. The open Sayl looks great with the desk.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Room and Board was very professional throughout the process of ordering, setting up delivery time, calling ahead of delivery and showing up on time. The desk and custom bookcase/drawer were delivered in perfect condition. The guys placed the furniture in the exact place I wanted with no banging of walls or door jams. Great job.

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

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                    5.0

                    Beautiful desk

                    By sjaustin

                    from Austin, TX

                    Style Eclectic, Mid-century modern, Vintage

                    Pros

                    • Good height
                    • Great design
                    • Quality construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Serving/entertaining

                      Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Desk:

                      I just wrote a very detailed review, which disappeared when I went to add my photo, so I will just say that 1) Room & Board is one of very few retailers that offers dining tables in this size or similar (48x30) 2) The white glass is not solid white like milk glass as I expected, and looks greenish from certain angles 3) the Venatino marble I got as a replacement for the white glass is gorgeous.

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                      • House
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Dining area

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                      • Parsons 72x30 Desk

                        Q:

                        I am interested in the Parson's 72x30 desk with marble top. Is that a single slab of marble on top and how thick is it? Also, what is the weight of the desk?
                        Asked on 1/20/2014 by lili

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The 72” x 30” Venatino marble top is one piece. A Parsons desk with marble top in that size would be approximately 225lbs.

                          Answered on 1/20/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Q:

                        Is the metal frame one piece when shipped? Does it come apart? My door opening is very small in my home office. Thanks!
                        Asked on 12/15/2013 by Furniture Fan from Boston, MA

                        1 answer

                      • Parsons 72x30 Desk

                        Q:

                        What is the standard top option ? Mesabi Black granite ?
                        Asked on 12/1/2013 by Craig from Santa Monica,Ca

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          There is no “standard” top option. The customer can choose from many options ranging from different woods, to four types of glass, to a variety stone materials.

                          Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
                      • Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk

                        Q:

                        What is the thickness of the walnut desk?
                        Asked on 11/19/2013 by KingCow

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Any of the solid wood tops measuring 72” x 36” are 1.25” inches thick.

                          Answered on 11/19/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 54x18 29h Console Table/Desk

                        Q:

                        I see the table height is 29 inches, what is the height underneath for the seating area? The middle section looks fairly thick, so I assume around 27 inches from floor to middle section?
                        Asked on 10/11/2013 by JT3 from Austin, TX

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          You are correct. The steel tubing for the Parsons 54x18x29 console table is 2 inches square, so the clearance under the base is 27 inches.

                          Answered on 10/14/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 48x30 Desk

                        Q:

                        Does the table base come in any other colors (i.e white)?
                        Asked on 10/2/2013 by DF

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          No, the Parsons table does not come in different base color options. However, our Pratt table collection is available in a white base and white top options. Here is the link for the Pratt table collection: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=6386

                          Answered on 10/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons 60x24 Desk

                        Q:

                        I'm interested in the parson's desk for my son. What is MDF? Thanks!
                        Asked on 10/2/2013 by DCMOM from DC

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          MDF stands for Medium Density Fiberboard. The powdercoating on our MDF tops significantly enhances the durability by creating a seamless and hard surface. The powders do not contain any heavy metals, solvents, hazardous air pollutants, or VOCs, making it an environmentally friendly product. The care is similar to that of a wood top.

                          Answered on 10/2/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Q:

                        Is frosted glass table top frosted on ONE side only? Comments have me worried. Can I position frosted side down and clear side on top?
                        Asked on 9/3/2013 by Sandy from NYC

                        1 answer

                      • Q:

                        Hi! I want to change the 60x30 maple top on the Parsons 60x30 Parsons Dining Table/Desk I already have -- so, I want to buy just the solid mahogany table top, pre-drilled to swap out my old maple top. What is the price and avail of just the top?

                        Thanks!
                        Asked on 8/25/2013 by elisa

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          You can purchase the table tops by themselves from us - however we don't offer a mahogany top. Please call one of our Design Associates at 800-301-9720 they can share pricing on the various table tops with you.

                          Answered on 8/25/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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