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 36x20 Desk
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality construction (8)
  • Good surface area (7)
  • Great design (7)
  • Durable finish (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller offices (8)
    • Writing desk (8)
    • Laptop / office (7)
    • Desktop computer (5)
    • Homework (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Eclectic (7), Modern/contemporary (6)

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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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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                      5.0

                      Great desk

                      By agt

                      from San Francisco

                      Style Eclectic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable finish
                      • Good Surface Area
                      • Great design
                      • Love the colors
                      • Quality construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Customer comments about Slim 36x20 Desk:

                        We bought this desk for our child's room and it is a huge hit. It is very solid with a good sized work area.

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

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                        5.0

                        Extremely airy, useful, well-made

                        By Chioggiabeetroot

                        from [@]

                        Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Airy
                        • Durable finish
                        • Good Surface Area
                        • Quality construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Customer comments about Slim 50x20 Desk:

                          The finish and color are fantastic. The yellow is clean and bright. This desk hides nothing, so it isn't a good choice for those who want a bit of clutter around. However, it is solid and provides a lot of space in exchange for a very light feel (the desk is heavy, but doesn't look it at all).

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

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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

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              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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