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 L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great design (22)
  • Quality construction (21)
  • Good surface area (20)
  • Durable finish (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Desktop computer (18)
    • Smaller offices (14)
    • Writing desk (9)
    • Larger offices (7)
    • Homework (6)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Modern/contemporary (15), Eclectic (6), Mid-century modern (5), Survivalist / minimalist (5)

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    2.0

    Parsons L-Shaped Desk

    By Spent a Lot of $$ at R&B

    from Brookhaven, GA

    Style Modern/contemporary

    Pros

    • Great design

    Cons

    • Poor finish
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

    • Smaller Offices

    Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

    The desk itself is great. We love the look and it matches the natural steel shelves perfectly. We got the walnut desk with right return. As an FYI - they can place the return where ever you want it, not just the combinations listed online. Just call them.

    My issue is the quality control prior to delivery. We are now on our third attempt to get the desk delivered either undamaged or with proper fit. One of the legs on the first desk they delivered was not properly finished and should have been caught during construction. They then delivered a new desk, and it did not fit properly with the old return. The two wood desk tops were not the same thickness and just did not fit correctly. So, we are now waiting for our third desk. This comes on the heels of having a couch delivered with a big brown spot on it. The quality control is just not what it needs to be and must be improved. And of course I now have to be home for delivery for a third time and tip the delivery guys again. Not what I expect for this price point.

    Service and delivery comments:

    The delivery guys are the best - it's just too bad they have to come back so many times to finally deliver what I ordered.

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

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    5.0

    Customized just how I wanted

    By Smart looking, return useful for work

    from North Suburban Chicago

    Style Eclectic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable finish
    • Good Surface Area
    • Great design
    • Quality construction
    • Sleek And Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Desktop computer
      • Laptop
      • Perfect For A Home Office
      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

      This desk is as sturdy as it is sleek. When I write or type on it there is no squeaking or jiggling. It is a premium product and I will have it forever.

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

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      5.0

      highstyle workhorse

      By fitzgibbon interiors

      from nashville, tn

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Great design
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Not Enough Drawer Space

      Best Uses

      • Desktop computer
      • Homework
      • Smaller Offices

      Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 60x24 Return:

      perfect for small space office

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      5.0

      It's everything I asked for.

      By Funny-looking old man

      from Los Gatos, CA

      Style Mid-century modern

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Drawers/doors function well
      • Great design
      • Nice Finish Underneath
      • Quality construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Desktop computer

        Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

        THE DESK IS JUST THE RIGHT SIZE AND STYLE. I WANTED A DESK THAT WOULD ALLOW ME TO REST MY ARM ON THE RETURN WHILE USING THE MOUSE.

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

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        5.0

        Great sleek desk

        By Parsons L-Shape Desk with Return

        from Boston, MA

        Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist, Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Desktop computer
          • Larger Offices
          • Smaller Offices
          • Writing desk

          Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

          This is used as our reception desk for the office. It has a simple, but striking design that portrays our design style. It is sturdy and well-made.

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

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          5.0

          very sturdy and serves the purpose well

          By jodi cullen

          from chicago.IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Desktop computer
              • Homework
              • Writing desk

              Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 60x24 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

              loved it

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

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              4.0

              love the walnut!

              By Room and Board junkie

              from Austin, TX

              Style Eclectic

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Smaller Offices

                Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

                The finish on this desk is beautiful! It is sturdy, clean, great craftmanship - a winner. The only problem we have is that the desk itself is thick...we can't mount our monitor on a monitor arm and have to consider drilling a hole in the desk. can't do that just yet - too pretty. Hoping we can find a better fit for the monitor arm.

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                5.0

                Great Desk

                By Parsons L-Shape 72x30 Desk with Return

                from Saint Paul, MN

                Style Modern/contemporary

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Desktop computer
                  • Writing desk

                  Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

                  I recently remodeled a second bedroom into a home office. I chose the Parsons desk with 36 x 18 return. It was a great choice. The desk is beautiful, functional, roomy, and comfortable. I chose the glass top and the natural steel frame. It was a great investment. I don't want to leave the office now.

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

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                  5.0

                  Just as we ordered...

                  By Parsons L shaped desk with side return

                  from Minneapolis, MN

                  Style Modern/contemporary

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Desktop computer
                    • Smaller Offices

                    Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 48x24 Return:

                    Thank you so much for on time delivery and great set up by your crew. We are thrilled.

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

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                    5.0

                    Love this desk!

                    By Pam

                    from mountain town, colorado

                    Style Eclectic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Craft table
                      • Laptop
                      • Smaller Offices
                      • Writing desk

                      Customer comments about Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return:

                      Never a complaint with anything from R&B. Love this desk. In a 1950's house with small rooms. Needed lots of work space w/o dominating the room. L shape glass top was the perfect solution. Could not be happier. Laptop on the return. Bills/writing/art/to-do stacks on the bigger desk.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      The delivery guys were great. Switched their schedule to work with mine. That does not happen very often in this day and age.

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                      • This product is used in my:
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                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        One of the choices for surface material is Gray MDF. What is MDF?
                        Asked on 2/26/2014 by Ron from Atlanta, GA

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          MDF stands for medium-density fiberboard. The grey or white surface is a powder-coated finish.

                          Answered on 2/27/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Q:

                        We are debating between an L shaped Parsons full framed table (72x30 with 60x24 return) and the same L shaped table but with legs only. We will top it with wood (likely walnut). Given the size of the desk will the legs only version provided sufficient stability? Beyond the aesthetics are there any differences in the options in particular re functioniality? Thanks
                        Asked on 12/7/2013 by SH from Chicago

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Both the frame and the leg-only option provide great stability. The only real functional differences are that the leg-only option has more floor-to-under desk clearance (2” more), and you may attach a keyboard tray post-delivery.

                          Answered on 12/9/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        I've read that you don't offer a keyboard tray for the Parsons desk, but do you know if it is possible to attach one from another seller if the desktop surface is wood? Specifically, I'm wondering if the steel frame would be in the way.
                        Asked on 11/27/2013 by Jennifer from United States

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Whether or not the steel frame of the Parsons base would be in the way is dependent entirely on the tray you choose from another seller and its attachment configuration. You may also want to consider the Parsons Leg Desk which does not have the horizontal metal bar to get in the way of your keyboard tray.
                          http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19574

                          Answered on 11/27/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        How thick is the frosted Glass top?
                        Asked on 11/15/2013 by G

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          All glass tops used for the Parsons tables and desks, including frosted, measure ½ inch thick.

                          Answered on 11/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Q:

                        Can i get this in a with a right turn instead of Left?
                        Asked on 10/3/2013 by Peter

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Yes, the desk return can be assembled on either the left or right side of the desk.

                          Answered on 10/3/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x24 29h Desk with 48x24 Return

                        Q:

                        is the depth a diagonal measurement? i am trying to furnish an office space measuring 92"x96". Thank you. Lizz Kabat
                        Asked on 9/6/2013 by Lizz from Brentwood TN

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The depth is taken from front to back of both the desk and return. The Parsons L-shape 60x24 29h Desk with 48x24 Return will measure 24 inches deep on the return and on the desk and the overall measurement of the back of the L is 72x60. If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                          Answered on 9/7/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        We are returning an Ellis desk. We would like to stick with Room & Board for a replacement, but the sticky point is that we need a pull-out tray board for the computer key pad. Is this an option for any of your non-wood desks? It doesn't appear that it is, but I thought I'd at least ask.
                        Asked on 9/3/2013 by Desk Shopping from San Mateo, CA

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          No, we do not offer any pull-out trays for our steel desks. However, our basis desk collection which has steel legs offers a drop-front drawer to accommodate keyboards. Here is the link for the Basis desk collection: http://www.roomandboard.com/rnb/product/detail.do?productGroup=19098

                          Answered on 9/4/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 72x36 29h Desk with 60x24 Return

                        Q:

                        What is the height from the floor to the bottom of the steel frame? Wondering about legroom and cabinet fit. Also, what is the floor to bottom for the Parsons l-shaped table legs?
                        Asked on 8/4/2013 by Greg from Bay Area, CA

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The height from the floor to the bottom of the steel frame is approximately 27 inches. The dimension would also be the same for the floor to the top of the leg where it joins the frame. The width of the steel is approximately 2 inches.

                          Answered on 8/4/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 72x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        Hello I am interested in the Parsons Desk L shaped 72 x 30 28"h desk with 36 x 18 return. I want to be sure that the return can be relocated/is available to be on the right side of the desk and not just the left side as shown in the photo. Please advise asap -- and what lead time is and shipping cost to Scottsdale Arizona. Also, what it the net price for designers on this item?
                        Asked on 7/23/2013 by Interior Designer from Scottsdale, AZ

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Yes, the return can be attached on either side of the desk. To check availability & delivery time, select your size and top option and click 'add to cart'. Click CHECKOUT at the top of the page and enter your zip code to see delivery info. Room & Board does not offer designer discounts on our products.

                          Answered on 7/23/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        Are there any matching shelving pieces that can be fitted on top of the Parsons desk? (From the Parsons collection, another collection, or custom-made)

                        Thank you!
                        Asked on 7/16/2013 by Jennifer from Chicago, IL

                        1 answer

                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        I have a very narrow doorway to get a desk upstairs and no other option to get a desk up there. Can all of your desks disassemble? Do none of them disassemble? Which styles or desks might be the best option?

                        Thanks,
                        Paul
                        Asked on 7/9/2013 by Paul from United States

                        1 answer

                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        love the Parsons L Shaped Desk!
                        Can we get a custom "distressed" or "rustic" sytle finish?
                        Asked on 6/29/2013 by LoveTheLoftLook from Maryland, Near Washington, DC

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The reclaimed chestnut top (4th swatch in the second row) offers this rustic but sophisticated look. All of our top options are displayed here on the page. If you prefer to purchase the base only and source your own tops, we can offer you this solution at 800.301.9720

                          Answered on 6/29/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        for the clear glass tops, does the glass sit on the metal base directly? or, are there spacers? what are the holes in the base for? thank you!
                        Asked on 6/15/2013 by romo from san diego, ca

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          With our Parsons collection, there are clear rubber bumpers that go on top of where the holes are drilled in the frame. This helps prevent the glass from shifting. If you were to order the Parsons with a wood top, it would be affixed with screws via those holes.

                          Answered on 6/15/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        Can the return be fitted on either side of the desk? The picture has a left-hand return, and I'm looking for a right return. Thanks.
                        Asked on 5/22/2013 by John from Washington DC

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Yes, the return can be fitted on either the left or the right side facing the desk. You can specify that when placing your order or during delivery.

                          Answered on 5/23/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 72x36 29h Desk with 60x24 Return

                        Q:

                        Is this product delived assembled?
                        Asked on 5/11/2013 by Chandler from Sant Fe, NM

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          The desk is one fully assembled piece and the return is separate and connected to the desk at delivery. If you are considering fit for delivery, it is just the desk size to consider and not the full
                          L-shaped configuration.

                          Answered on 5/11/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        Can this be made with a 30 inch height?
                        Asked on 5/7/2013 by Desk Searcher

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Yes, the Parsons desk can be custom ordered by the inch. Custom desk pricing can be viewed on our website under Custom >Desks, or search for "Parsons by the inch". Please contact us at 800.301.9720 to assist with your custom L-Shaped desk order.

                          Answered on 5/8/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                      • Parsons L-Shaped 60x30 29h Desk with 36x18 Return

                        Q:

                        Can you make a 60x18, 48x24
                        Asked on 5/5/2013 by lisa from greensboro,nc

                        1 answer

                        • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                          A:

                          Yes, the Parsons desk can be custom ordered by the inch and paired with a stocked 48x24 Parsons desk return. Custom desk pricing can be viewed on our website under Custom > Desks, or search for "Parsons by the inch". Contact us at 800.301.9720 to assist with your custom L-Shaped desk order.

                          Answered on 5/6/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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