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Altra Delilah Parsons Desk : absolutely love it! very modern

Sturdy, colorful and smart looking desk. Smaller than expected, but sturdy and very smart looking. I purchased this to replace the larger mahogany desk in my small home office. I recently purchased a brown office chair and a brown lounger, so i was in desperate need of a smaller desk with, sleek lines and a pop of color. The desk arrived on time and in great shape. There were no broken or missing pieces. Instructions were clear and easy and it took me about 15 minutes to assemble by myself. I chose the red over the more traditional brown to add some color and open up the space (see photos). I think i made a good choice.

The desk is perfect size for my small bedroom. The desk is perfect size for my small bedroom. It is simple and easy to assemble, and it took me about 15 min to do it.

Perfect little desk for the small space we had. Perfect little desk for the small space we had. We have our 27 inch computer on the desk and don’t have any worries about it breaking or being unsturdy.

Worked perfectly for what we wanted.

  • Great little desk! Exactly what I needed
  • Desk turned Vanity
  • Fits Two 24″ LCD Monitors, Speakers, Keyboard, Mouse

Altra Delilah Parsons Desk with Drawer, Teal

  • Personalize your home office with the functional Altra Parsons Desk
  • This Desk is conveniently sized to fit anywhere in your home
  • Desk surface is the perfect place for your laptop and speakers
  • Small center storage drawer keeps pens and office supplies organized
  • This versatile Parsons Desk can also be used as a console table in your living room or a side table in your dining room

Great desk for any design style. I was worried about it being damaged upon arrival, simply based on other reviews. It seems as though amazon took note and they packaged the desk with extra cardboard surrounding the corners/edges of the box. No scratches or signs of damage. Also very easy to put together. All you have to do is screw the legs on.

Really happy with this product. Almost didn’t get it because of the poor reviews but it came in perfect condition, was easy to assemble, and is decently sturdy. I recommend this product to anyone looking for an inexpensive but cute desk or makeup vanity.

Redecorated 2 rooms now and purchased this for both rooms. Very modern, sleek and slimline. I designed them into bedroom vanities 🙂 love how it was shipped very well-cushioned with minimal assembly required.

And the most thing i loved about it. Came in two days after i placed the order, and the most thing i loved about it. . Was that it was super easy to build, actually their was not much of building, all you have to do is attach the legs. I freaking loveeeeeeeee my vanity 🙂 i use it for my make up 🙂 must buy .You won’t regret it, i’m very picky but absolutely love this.

Fits two 24″ lcd monitors, speakers, keyboard, mouse. Pros: dual 24″ monitor lcd arm clamp fits perfectly and securely: http://www. Com/gp/product/b002r9hqli/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1fits keyboard, mouse well. Can also fit decent sized speakers if you use one monitor or dual lcd clamp. Cons: i can see a leg breaking if trying to drag across carpet while there is weight on desk. Move it carefully and the wood should not break. Worth the $50 (as of 5/12/2015).

And the most thing i loved about it. Came in two days after i placed the order, and the most thing i loved about it. . Was that it was super easy to build, actually their was not much of building, all you have to do is attach the legs. I freaking loveeeeeeeee my vanity 🙂 i use it for my make up 🙂 must buy .You won’t regret it, i’m very picky but absolutely love this.

The desk is undeniably beautiful and very simple to assemble. And trust me, coming from me is saying a lot. All you have to do is turn the desk over to assemble the legs. Then you apply the included wood glue in each of the four corners. Each leg will be marked either b or c and you will input each of them as directed by their directory booklet. Then you insert two screws in each leg and tighten them with the included allen wrench. I would also like to add that i appreciate the easy to follow directory, it makes a huge difference when assembly directions are easy to follow. However, the allen wrench i received was inefficient on the short side, while the long side fit into the screws like a glove.

I am honestly in love with this desk. My dad put it together for me, and it took him only around 10 minutes. It’s is super sturdy, and the paint job looks great. The drawer on one side sticks a little bit out but it’s only noticeable if you inspect like i did. It’s comes with the four legs separate and the top all put together already. I am using it for my vanity area, just waiting on my chair😋 i would definitely get this if you’re needing a cute desk for a semi small area.

I have been looking for one for so long (months) but they were all so expensive. This one is so perfect and it wasn’t expensive at all considering the vanities i saw were in the 100’s even 200s.

I work at home, so i needed a sturdy desk. I was worried that this desk wouldn’t be sturdy at all, due to the price. They have desks just like this at ikea and it costs 4x more.

Just what i need for my room. With my $9 wall mirror on wall i use it as my vanity table/study table =d.

I bought this desk to use as a vanity it is the perfect size and very sturdy. The instructions were easy to follow and it went together quickly and easily.

I love this desk already, i have not used it long but it is simple, sturdy and super nice. I seen other people using this as a vanity and i decided to get it for the same reason. Vanities are super expensive, but this made it totally worth it. I like that the drawer is simple and easy. It is not a very deep drawer but i didn’t need it to be.

Great desk for any design style. I was worried about it being damaged upon arrival, simply based on other reviews. It seems as though amazon took note and they packaged the desk with extra cardboard surrounding the corners/edges of the box. No scratches or signs of damage. Also very easy to put together. All you have to do is screw the legs on.

I work at home, so i needed a sturdy desk. I was worried that this desk wouldn’t be sturdy at all, due to the price. They have desks just like this at ikea and it costs 4x more.

I love it so much so easy to built. Looks so cute in my room i have a couple more things i ordered still waiting for but so glad i went through with buying this desk.

Took my husband only 5 to 10 minutes to unpack and put together.

I love it so much so easy to built. Looks so cute in my room i have a couple more things i ordered still waiting for but so glad i went through with buying this desk.

Altra Owen Retro End Table : Really nice especially for how inexpensive it was

Great minimalist, but sturdy end table. This table is extremely simple to construct. You just screw in 8 screws with the allen wrench and you’re set. The table looks great with its neutral colors, as pictured. My only concern is with the durability of the surface. It seems like the coating may be easy to chip or come off with a wet glass or sticky object, so i’d definitely recommend using coasters. I also added some tiny felt pads to the iron-type legs to make sure they don’t scratch my hardwood floors. I haven’t had any issues yet, and the table looks great in the guest bedroom.

Put it together in less than 15 minutes.

You can see for yourself in the photo the aesthetics of the table. What you need to know in this review is that the table is very well built. The top is formica-like, but has an appealing finish and texture. More importantly, it’s impermeable and tough. It’s was also easy to assemble.

I use it for a printer stand and it’s perfect.

  • Sturdy, easy to put together, but get some coasters
  • This is a nice end table
  • I and my cat both love this table

Altra Owen Retro End Table, Sonoma Oak/Gunmetal Gray

  • Bring a subtle splash of style to your living room with the Altra Owen Retro Accent Table
  • The slim profile easily fits in tight spaces and makes a small room seem less cluttered
  • Accent Table is simple to assemble – just attach the 4 legs to the table top
  • Metal hairpin-style legs create a throwback to popular mid-century designs for a fun retro, industrial feel
  • Sonoma Oak table top and Gunmetal Gray legs bring an updated style to your decor

They are a little less gray and with taupe undertones than true grey.

Pretty sturdy, well made and was very easy to build.

Instructions clearly written. Putting together is pretty easy. Nice for what i wanted it for. The color of the top seems a little darker than i thought from picture. But i like it just the same.

Really nice especially for how inexpensive it was. It is a very study and quality piece of furniture. I bought it originally just for the legs and was going to use a different top that i made, but it’s a little larger than i expected ( i should have read the measurements better) and i’m just going to have to leave it as is. Fits well and shareable between my two chairs. Really nice especially for how inexpensive it was.

Pretty sturdy, well made and was very easy to build.

It’s sort of art deco in style. It’s rather cheap but will work well for my needs.

Simple, modern, easy to assemble. This was easy to assemble and appears to be well-made for the price. I was a little wary of the oak pattern of the table (afraid that it was tacky), but it’s simple and modern and fits great with our gray and purple decorating scheme. Hopefully the product continues to be available because we might buy another when we have more space.

Not sure if i’m a fan of this leaning leg style now that i see it in person, however, the assembly was exactly as indicated in the directions and everything fit perfectly. It’s a nice, cheap sidetable.

Great quality for the price. These end tables are just what i needed. Inexpensive and retro for my spare bedrooms. They were among the least expensive acceptable end tables on amazon, and the fact that they had the retro legs was a plus since it matches some other furniture that i have. The table tops feel nice and solid, even though they aren’t real solid wood. Assembly was easy: four screws, screwed in with the included allen wrench, for each leg. They also included two extra screws, just in case. I’m very happy with these tables for the price.

I bought a very expensive mid-century modern sofa and chair. I was concerned about buying end tables that were so cheap, but i do have to say that they look nice, and we’re very affordable. They look great with my set. They are a little bit on the small side, i know the dimensions when i ordered them, i believe in the future i will probably keep the legs, and buy my own wood and make a bigger top.

Simple, modern, easy to assemble. This was easy to assemble and appears to be well-made for the price. I was a little wary of the oak pattern of the table (afraid that it was tacky), but it’s simple and modern and fits great with our gray and purple decorating scheme. Hopefully the product continues to be available because we might buy another when we have more space.

I bought this to use as a printer table in my office. It looks even sturdier and better than i had hoped. I put it together in just a few minutes. The hairpin legs feel very nice, with just a bit of texture. I wouldn’t use it to put drinks on, moisture would not be good for the surface, if you’re using as an end table you’ll want to use coasters. I am now planning to order the coordinating desk to use as a work table.

It’s particle board with a *very* faux-looking wood grain. However, the hairpin legs really aren’t bad especially considering that similar legs go for $60 to $80 online. I intended on replacing the top, so i’m fairly happy with my purchase. If i were planning to use as-is, however, this would be a bummer.

Perfect end tables between sofa and chair.

This a great end table, very study, the wire legs are very thick which was a great surprise cuz i’m using it to hold my mini fridge. Love how the table is airy, sleek too for being so study and love the colored legs.

Awesome table, awesome price. I’ve been wanting side tables for my guest room/office and came across these beauties in a buzzfeed article. I ordered them and got them very quickly. They were packaged very well and were super easy to put together. The legs are a nice heavy metal, but the top is just what i’m assuming particle board with laminate. It still looks very nice and i’m not too picky on what material is used for the price. (i took the picture with this room still in progress, so ignore the background).

I bought this to use as a printer table in my office. It looks even sturdier and better than i had hoped. I put it together in just a few minutes. The hairpin legs feel very nice, with just a bit of texture. I wouldn’t use it to put drinks on, moisture would not be good for the surface, if you’re using as an end table you’ll want to use coasters. I am now planning to order the coordinating desk to use as a work table.

And i am horrible at assembling furniture. Did not need extra tools, just the allen wrench provided. The top is a bit darker than i thought it would be, and the material doesn’t look as nice as real wood, but i still give it 5 stars because of the ease of assembly and it’s a decent product at this price point.

Altra Owen Retro Coffee Table – Very nice table) I bought for a 1

The easiest piece of furniture i have ever put together. Instructions are clearly written, pieces are well packed, and they send you spare pieces.

Simple and sturdy and exactly what i was looking for for my little living room.

This table is the perfect fit to my rustic theme living room. However i had put a tiny piece of scotch tape on the edge for just a few seconds and when i peeled it off the paint came off too. To quick fix it i had to shade the spot with a ball point pen.

  • Best price for the hairpin leg tables
  • Looks exactly like it does in the picture
  • The table was great for the price and space I have available

I like this coffee table a lot. No wobbling at all when i am using a laptop on it and typing on the keyboard. When i am sitting on the rug, the height of the table is about right for me to do things (eat food, use laptop, etc.

I always like to sit with my legs under the coffee table when i eating. The sharp edges here make that quite uncomfortable. It’s also really light and moves around if you like using it as an ottoman. It’s otherwise sturdy and attractive, would make decent college or guest furniture.

Features of Altra Owen Retro Coffee Table, Sonoma Oak/Gunmetal Gray

  • Bring functionality and modern style together with the Altra Owen Coffee Table
  • The slim profile easily fits in tight spaces and makes a small room seem less cluttered
  • Coffee Table is simple to assemble – just attach the 4 legs to the table top
  • Metal hairpin-style legs create a throwback to popular mid-century designs for a fun retro, industrial feel
  • Sonoma Oak table top and Gunmetal Gray legs bring an updated style to your décor

Great price, great quality. . No damage during packaging/delivery. (was a bit hesitant after reading previous reviews)overall, a solid table for half the price that i saw it for on other sites.

I was really hoping to love this table. Unfortunately you can tell it won’t last long. Upon arrival it already had a crack in it. (i live in nyc and do not feel like dealing with the hassle of returning or exchanging it) it’s not solid wood, so it will probably chip pretty easily. I will try to find a cover or something for it so it won’t wear as fast. It was however incredibly easy to put together.

Very nice table) i bought for a 1. Very nice table) i bought for a 1,5 year child. So it combines the function of table for child’s activities and regular living room table.

This table is very nice for the price and completely sturdy.

Excellent purchase, i love it. . I was hesitant bc it looks tall for a coffee table, and when it came it was also heavy. Its a beautiful piece for the money. It has plenty of surface for my needs.

The table was great for the price and space i have available. The table was great for the price and space i have available. I’m able to place some books (even if you only see one at the time i took this picture), a candle, and my laptop when working. It was easy to assemble and delivered in great condition.

We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and. We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and sees this table, which is hilarious since it’s so cheap. The fake wood finish is not nearly as tacky as you would think. We’re going to keep the current tabletop as long as it lasts and then reuse the legs.

So easy to assemble, durable and looks great.

Excellent purchase, i love it. . I was hesitant bc it looks tall for a coffee table, and when it came it was also heavy. Its a beautiful piece for the money. It has plenty of surface for my needs.

Looks exactly like it does in the picture. Looks exactly like it does in the picture. It is not the best quality (not real wood at all), but i have eaten several meals on it without a placemat in hot bowls and put down drinks without coasters and have not seen any damage occur. I would say it will definitely handle normal wear and tear. I also expect it to last at last a few years but its only $50 so for that price it is absolutely worth it. The style is amazing and i get so many compliments.

Its exceptionally sturdy and looks great in my apartment. For the price paid, its exceptionally sturdy and looks great in my apartment. 10/10 recommend if you are looking for something cheap but looks good.

The table was great for the price and space i have available. The table was great for the price and space i have available. I’m able to place some books (even if you only see one at the time i took this picture), a candle, and my laptop when working. It was easy to assemble and delivered in great condition.

Nice, sturdy and very simple to put together.

I bought the matching tv stand, and found a bookshelf on amazon that matches the wood color. It is amazing for the price and we always get compliments on it.Make sure to use coasters though, because it will make the ‘wood’ bubble.

We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and. We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and sees this table, which is hilarious since it’s so cheap. The fake wood finish is not nearly as tacky as you would think. We’re going to keep the current tabletop as long as it lasts and then reuse the legs.

This table was so easy to assemble. This table was so easy to assemble, and wow, it’s a standout. Hot tip: pay a little extra at a local store that will do a custom glass cut. It made the table look expensive while remaining an incredible value. Will order more from the collection.

Looks exactly like it does in the picture. Looks exactly like it does in the picture. It is not the best quality (not real wood at all), but i have eaten several meals on it without a placemat in hot bowls and put down drinks without coasters and have not seen any damage occur. I would say it will definitely handle normal wear and tear. I also expect it to last at last a few years but its only $50 so for that price it is absolutely worth it. The style is amazing and i get so many compliments.

Was looking for something inexpensive that had more. Was looking for something inexpensive that had more of an industrial/rustic look. The price is great, the shipping was earlier than expected, the assembly took less than five minutes and the color is true to picture. Can not say enough good things about it.

Altra Carson 50″ TV Stand – After assemble itz better

Amazing tv stand, worth the price. Excellent purchase in the category. Me and my friend assembled it up in less than 45mins. Instruction guide is very carefully designed. Quality is just commendable. Perfectly goes on with my lg 47lb5900.

Solid tv stand that looks nice and functions for a good price. Purposei bought this tv stand for a 42′ tv in my child’s video game room. The tv is light and only a couple of components need to be inside the stand. The xbox one sits nicely in the large area just under the top. Putting it here will give it plenty of air circulation. It is exactly what i needed and more than i expected. Packagingthe product came in one box. The same box as you would get at the store i’m assuming. Everything was well packaged with styrofoam, corner braces, and protective plastic. Setupif you’ve ever put together furniture from directions before, you will have no problems putting this together. The instructions state that 2 people should assemble the unit, but i had no problems putting this together myself (although you may need more than one person to carry the unassembled package to your assembly area. If you follow the instructions and keep it on it’s side as you build, you will be fine. The instructions stated that it would take 30 minutes to assemble, but it took me 1. This may be because i checked all the contents before putting it together, went through the instructions first without assembling, removed the stickers as i went, and always double checked everything. Everything had an identification sticker on it (a, b, c, etc), not necessary and a pain to remove from 6 of the same braces, etc. , but some may find it helpful. Most cheaper self-assemble furniture have a cardboard backing that you hammer in, this one contains a piece of wood (1/8 inch) that makes it a little nicer and more sturdy. A little hint, when assembling the hinges, screw the hinges to the cabinet (loosely) and then to the door.

This stand is about 21′ tall and about 46′ long it looks very nice in my living room. It was really easy to assemble it, and it has a really great color. When it comes to align the doors or make them look straight is kind of tricky but just just have to use your screwdriver and tight it or loose it , whatever your need is, and make sure both doors are aligned the same way. If the doors are not aligned, when u close them it’ll look like the doors are falling, so make sure you do it right and straight. Here are the specifications for the Altra Carson 50″ TV Stand:

  • Add a touch of contemporary design to your living room with the Altra Carson 50” TV Stand
  • TV Stand accommodates a flat screen TV up to 50” with a maximum weight of 60 lbs.
  • Stand offers both open and closed storage for all your entertainment components
  • Keep your cable box, gaming console, DVD player and speakers on the 2 adjustable and 1 fixed shelf
  • Behind each of the 2 doors you’ll find 1 adjustable and 1 fixed shelf with room for your books, games and DVDs

Great looking sturdy stand, and even better as a full set. This review is for both the altra carson tv stand for tvs up to 70′ and the audio stand. I purchased one tv stand and two audio stands (both in black/cherry) and they look great as a set. The total set is about 98′ wide so you will need a long empty wall if you intend to set up the full set. The items cannot be purchased as a set with the 70′ tv stand size. I received the audio stands first so i assembled them prior to receiving the tv stand. It about two hours to put together the two stands. The most challenging part to assemble was the doors as you have to use a guess and check method to get the doors aligned correctly so they do not scratch against the top and bottom when they open and close. The top of the stand is about 55′ tall, and you essentially get four shelves on each stand in addition to the storage behind the door. The instructions advise not to put anything on the top of the stand, but if you have something less than five pounds that is not breakable i think it would be safe.

Came in as heavy package some pieces looks roughed and scratched but all parts are included. They should have made better packaging. While assembling all prices together i felt not solid about it but after finished assembling it looked better and strong. Hey it will take minimum one hr or more to assemble it gracefully and cover some scratches or edges with some sticky paper they already include. Overall i am happy with the purchase for the money i spent. Be aware that white stuff thermocol all over place. Edges of this wood are not protected and easily could get damaged. If they choose right packing then it could have been even better. It fits my 55 inch tv neck to neck.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • 50 inch TV and decorations
  • Great looking sturdy stand, and even better as a full set
  • After assemble itz better

This stand is about 21′ tall and about 46′ long it looks very nice in my living room. It was really easy to assemble it, and it has a really great color. When it comes to align the doors or make them look straight is kind of tricky but just just have to use your screwdriver and tight it or loose it , whatever your need is, and make sure both doors are aligned the same way. If the doors are not aligned, when u close them it’ll look like the doors are falling, so make sure you do it right and straight.

Came in as heavy package some pieces looks roughed and scratched but all parts are included. They should have made better packaging. While assembling all prices together i felt not solid about it but after finished assembling it looked better and strong. Hey it will take minimum one hr or more to assemble it gracefully and cover some scratches or edges with some sticky paper they already include. Overall i am happy with the purchase for the money i spent. Be aware that white stuff thermocol all over place. Edges of this wood are not protected and easily could get damaged. If they choose right packing then it could have been even better. It fits my 55 inch tv neck to neck.

The delivery service was great. They called me 30 minutes before the arrival and it was at the beginning of the time window. I was able to put it together by myself in under 3 hours while working in a small space. I agree with other reviewers you do need to be a little careful because you can scratch or dent trying to move all the pieces around. The most challenging part was getting the hinges straight so it would close without scraping the top or bottom. I like the small fireplace (not too distracting because the tv is the focal point) & the heater works very well. Shaker style design perfectly matches my kitchen cabinets. I have a 65 inch and it fits perfectly.

Most pain in the @55 thing to put on if you do that step last and it does have that step lastlooks great in the living room.

Great looking sturdy stand, and even better as a full set. This review is for both the altra carson tv stand for tvs up to 70′ and the audio stand. I purchased one tv stand and two audio stands (both in black/cherry) and they look great as a set. The total set is about 98′ wide so you will need a long empty wall if you intend to set up the full set. The items cannot be purchased as a set with the 70′ tv stand size. I received the audio stands first so i assembled them prior to receiving the tv stand. It about two hours to put together the two stands. The most challenging part to assemble was the doors as you have to use a guess and check method to get the doors aligned correctly so they do not scratch against the top and bottom when they open and close. The top of the stand is about 55′ tall, and you essentially get four shelves on each stand in addition to the storage behind the door. The instructions advise not to put anything on the top of the stand, but if you have something less than five pounds that is not breakable i think it would be safe.

Solid tv stand that looks nice and functions for a good price. Purposei bought this tv stand for a 42′ tv in my child’s video game room. The tv is light and only a couple of components need to be inside the stand. The xbox one sits nicely in the large area just under the top. Putting it here will give it plenty of air circulation. It is exactly what i needed and more than i expected. Packagingthe product came in one box. The same box as you would get at the store i’m assuming. Everything was well packaged with styrofoam, corner braces, and protective plastic. Setupif you’ve ever put together furniture from directions before, you will have no problems putting this together. The instructions state that 2 people should assemble the unit, but i had no problems putting this together myself (although you may need more than one person to carry the unassembled package to your assembly area. If you follow the instructions and keep it on it’s side as you build, you will be fine. The instructions stated that it would take 30 minutes to assemble, but it took me 1. This may be because i checked all the contents before putting it together, went through the instructions first without assembling, removed the stickers as i went, and always double checked everything. Everything had an identification sticker on it (a, b, c, etc), not necessary and a pain to remove from 6 of the same braces, etc. , but some may find it helpful. Most cheaper self-assemble furniture have a cardboard backing that you hammer in, this one contains a piece of wood (1/8 inch) that makes it a little nicer and more sturdy. A little hint, when assembling the hinges, screw the hinges to the cabinet (loosely) and then to the door.

Most pain in the @55 thing to put on if you do that step last and it does have that step lastlooks great in the living room.

Such a great stand, easy to set up and it adds a great look to my living roomi was able to fit a lg 50 inch tv and had some room for my souvenirs, ps4 and video games.

Such a great stand, easy to set up and it adds a great look to my living roomi was able to fit a lg 50 inch tv and had some room for my souvenirs, ps4 and video games.

Amazing tv stand, worth the price. Excellent purchase in the category. Me and my friend assembled it up in less than 45mins. Instruction guide is very carefully designed. Quality is just commendable. Perfectly goes on with my lg 47lb5900.

The delivery service was great. They called me 30 minutes before the arrival and it was at the beginning of the time window. I was able to put it together by myself in under 3 hours while working in a small space. I agree with other reviewers you do need to be a little careful because you can scratch or dent trying to move all the pieces around. The most challenging part was getting the hinges straight so it would close without scraping the top or bottom. I like the small fireplace (not too distracting because the tv is the focal point) & the heater works very well. Shaker style design perfectly matches my kitchen cabinets. I have a 65 inch and it fits perfectly.

Altra Parsons End Table, It’s awful to assemble but it looks good after.

Just what i needed – we put our laser printer on it – which is pretty heavy. It’s just the perfect size for a brother hl model. I keep printer paper in the drawer and catalogs on the shelf, but it would also work for paper and you could store extra ink in the drawer. Sure it’s just cheap laminate, but it looks good and does the job and you can’t beat the price.

It’s awful to assemble but it looks good after. . After assembling this table i really enjoy it. Most of the assembly was manageable even without a drill, however, the bottom floor piece was almost impossible to screw into without a drill as there were no pre-drilled holes and the board is thick. It took a long and stressful time to attach that piece. Then after it was assembled we saw scratches on the top from struggling to screw in the bottom. Moral of the story: invest in a drill if you don’t already have one and this table won’t be too difficult to assemble and it will work and look good.

This is actually the second one of these i’ve purchased. I have one in each of my boys’ bedrooms next to their bed. It’s definitely a cheaper piece of furniture (particle board), but i like that it is sturdy and won’t tip over, and it has a little drawer to stash stuff.

Key specs for Altra Parsons End Table with Drawer, Black/Red:

  • Personalize your living room with the functional Altra Parsons End Table with Drawers
  • This End Table is conveniently sized to fit next to your couch or favorite chair
  • End Table’s surface is the perfect place for a reading lamp or décor
  • Lower shelf is a great place to keep your books and magazines handy
  • Storage drawer keeps small items concealed and organized

Comments from buyers

“perfect for laser printers, Assembly directions were easy to follow, Nice end result.takes a while to assemble.”

This is actually the second one of these i’ve purchased. I have one in each of my boys’ bedrooms next to their bed. It’s definitely a cheaper piece of furniture (particle board), but i like that it is sturdy and won’t tip over, and it has a little drawer to stash stuff.

Product extremely cheap – and came with wrong parts. Product is cheaply made, which is to be expected for the price. However, the box came with an incorrect part packed in there. Absolutely zero quality control, and i am unable to assemble without this part. Edit 7/13 *upgraded to 3 stars as the new part was sent relatively quickly, and worked. Still cheap – some loose fitting joints are impossible to fix, for instance – but workable. And hey, it’s actually cheap.

Inexpensive & helpful little table.

Assembly directions were easy to follow. Assembly directions were easy to follow, but some of the holes didn’t line up and had to be re-drilled. Also some of the cam lock screws didn’t go in very tightly. I was afraid it wasn’t going to be very sturdy once put together, but it was. I don’t have anything too heavy on it (just my daughter’s hamster cage and supplies in the drawer). It’s the perfect small table for what we use it for.

Nice end result. Takes a while to assemble. . Assembly was probably about a 5 on the easy scale (10 being easiest) it wasn’t ‘difficult’ per say but it was time consuming. Final product is nice but i’m pretty sure i watched a few episodes of a tv show while i was putting this thing together.

Nice end result. Takes a while to assemble. . Assembly was probably about a 5 on the easy scale (10 being easiest) it wasn’t ‘difficult’ per say but it was time consuming. Final product is nice but i’m pretty sure i watched a few episodes of a tv show while i was putting this thing together.

Product extremely cheap – and came with wrong parts. Product is cheaply made, which is to be expected for the price. However, the box came with an incorrect part packed in there. Absolutely zero quality control, and i am unable to assemble without this part. Edit 7/13 *upgraded to 3 stars as the new part was sent relatively quickly, and worked. Still cheap – some loose fitting joints are impossible to fix, for instance – but workable. And hey, it’s actually cheap.

Inexpensive & helpful little table.

It’s awful to assemble but it looks good after. . After assembling this table i really enjoy it. Most of the assembly was manageable even without a drill, however, the bottom floor piece was almost impossible to screw into without a drill as there were no pre-drilled holes and the board is thick. It took a long and stressful time to attach that piece. Then after it was assembled we saw scratches on the top from struggling to screw in the bottom. Moral of the story: invest in a drill if you don’t already have one and this table won’t be too difficult to assemble and it will work and look good.

Assembly directions were easy to follow. Assembly directions were easy to follow, but some of the holes didn’t line up and had to be re-drilled. Also some of the cam lock screws didn’t go in very tightly. I was afraid it wasn’t going to be very sturdy once put together, but it was. I don’t have anything too heavy on it (just my daughter’s hamster cage and supplies in the drawer). It’s the perfect small table for what we use it for.

Just what i needed – we put our laser printer on it – which is pretty heavy. It’s just the perfect size for a brother hl model. I keep printer paper in the drawer and catalogs on the shelf, but it would also work for paper and you could store extra ink in the drawer. Sure it’s just cheap laminate, but it looks good and does the job and you can’t beat the price.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table : Difficult to make. (P.S. I am smart enough to build complicated stuff)

Nice piece but troublesome to fit up. After partially completing the fit-up (only the top left), i must say that the table looks really nice. However, i may end up not screwing the top down and instead use some gorilla glue to get this thing fitted. This is the most horrible experience i’ve had trying to fit a piece of furniture together. The holes for most of the cam bolts and connector bolts are too small and it was a struggle to get them in. Those took me an entire night because i got so frustrated and had to stop frequently to calm down should i get too upset and damage the board ( which is not real wood- not an issue for me). The pre-drilled holes are not fully aligned and this causes major challenges especially when putting on the legs and now the top. One pair of cam bolts will fit nicely and then the opposite pair will rest on the wood and take some manipulation to get into the connectors. This of course causes some gap between several of the pieces but those aren’t very visible unless someone is closely inspecting the table. Perhaps the manufacturers should reconsider the cam bolt fit up,although i do like that they reinforce the holes. Overall, the item looks elegant but loses major points because of the difficulty in being fitted up. Sore fingers pads and palms, and having to consider glue definitely detract front he beauty of this piece. ***updated to three stars after i finally fitted the top without glue.

This table requires a power drill to re-drill some of the holes. This leads to a good rule of thumb for whether to purchase it or not: if you’re the kind of person who already has and uses a power drill, you’re probably fine; if not, then reconsider. This was a beast to assemble–and i say this as someone who really enjoys assembling ikea furniture. It required time-consuming prep work: i wiped down all pieces three times to remove excess stain (twice damp, once dry); sealed the stained edges of the feet with clear nail polish to prevent carpet transfer; and did aforementioned redrilling. But, nothing was missing and all the pieces do fit together–you just have to be really careful about following the instructions, and use good assembly practices (tighten evenly instead of one side before the other, don’t strip your screws etc. The instructional diagrams are adequate but a little enigmatic–even trying to be careful, i managed to misassemble one part because i’d missed a crucial detail of which direction the board was supposed to be attached. Possible to assemble this alone (i did) but it’d be easier if you had a partner, and a burlyish one at that (i’m a petite woman, and it was doable but annoying; you only have so many limbs). All that aside, it’s held up great for the couple months i’ve had it–not the sturdiest piece of furniture to start (i wouldn’t stand on it to reach a high shelf), but left alone as a coffee table, it does its vase- and book-holding job perfectly well.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table, Espresso

  • Contemporary and modern styles come together with the Altra Jensen Coffee Table
  • Table top is large enough for your remotes, coasters and décor
  • Two lower shelves, 1 divided for organization, hold your books and magazines
  • Coffee Table is finished on all four sides for versatile placement in your room
  • The straight lines and dark espresso finish create a nice center piece for your living room

I am smart enough to build complicated stuff). Making: the table is very hard to built. All the screws and tit-bits were packed into one bag without any labels so i had to guess what goes where. It takes nothing more than common sense to figure that out. This table requires you to screw stuff in a very hard to achieve angle. Seriously difficult positions. You better have flexible joints.

I was a little hesitant about purchasing this piece after reading all the reviews (hard to put together, stain comes off, flimsy). But i went ahead and bought it anyway, and i am happy that i did. I do not consider myself mechanically inclined by any means, but i found this pretty darn easy to put together. All the pieces fit properly, i had to use a hammer to work some of the pieces down into their holes but aside from that, i had no problems and in about an hour i had a new coffee table. I didn’t feel the need to use any wood glue, like some had suggested, as i felt it was sturdy enough. I wiped down all the pieces before putting it together and i did notice that some of the stain came off on the paper towel. But not enough to be alarmed and since i’ve had it all together and in use, no more stain has come off. Overall, i am pleased with this product and feel it was easy to put together. It is very heavy and solid, i have had no issues with it being flimsy.

I think my table is great for the price i paid. I think my table is great for the price i paid. Although, it’s about $20 less online at wal-mart. I don’t like doing projects, but this was pretty easy. The size is perfect for my living area. The table is heavy and sturdy.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table, Espresso : I think my table is great for the price i paid. I think my table is great for the price i paid. Although, it’s about $20 less online at wal-mart. I don’t like doing projects, but this was pretty easy. The size is perfect for my living area. The table is heavy and sturdy.

Nice piece but troublesome to fit up. After partially completing the fit-up (only the top left), i must say that the table looks really nice. However, i may end up not screwing the top down and instead use some gorilla glue to get this thing fitted. This is the most horrible experience i’ve had trying to fit a piece of furniture together. The holes for most of the cam bolts and connector bolts are too small and it was a struggle to get them in. Those took me an entire night because i got so frustrated and had to stop frequently to calm down should i get too upset and damage the board ( which is not real wood- not an issue for me). The pre-drilled holes are not fully aligned and this causes major challenges especially when putting on the legs and now the top. One pair of cam bolts will fit nicely and then the opposite pair will rest on the wood and take some manipulation to get into the connectors. This of course causes some gap between several of the pieces but those aren’t very visible unless someone is closely inspecting the table. Perhaps the manufacturers should reconsider the cam bolt fit up,although i do like that they reinforce the holes. Overall, the item looks elegant but loses major points because of the difficulty in being fitted up. Sore fingers pads and palms, and having to consider glue definitely detract front he beauty of this piece. ***updated to three stars after i finally fitted the top without glue.

This would be 5 stars if the last 2 screws were to fit properly in their place. . The reason for not giving this 5 starts is because 2 of the screws did not align properly. After putting the coffee table together the screws that are attached to the last/top piece of the coffee table did not line up with the side leg. I took the entire table apart checking each and every screw and corner trying to find where the mistake was made but there was none. Once again for the 2nd time i put the table back together and the same situation, the last 2 screws did not line up with the holes where they were supposed to be inserted. I had to use a hammer to bend the screws so they would fit into the last 2 holes. I would have returned the coffee table but it would have been more trouble trying to get this into the box and just much easier to bend the screws with my hammer. If it wasn’t for this it would be a 5 star review. Although, i will say after getting this together it is a very nice looking table. It is a very deep dark brown (almost black) and matches perfectly with my furniture.

I was a little hesitant about purchasing this piece after reading all the reviews (hard to put together, stain comes off, flimsy). But i went ahead and bought it anyway, and i am happy that i did. I do not consider myself mechanically inclined by any means, but i found this pretty darn easy to put together. All the pieces fit properly, i had to use a hammer to work some of the pieces down into their holes but aside from that, i had no problems and in about an hour i had a new coffee table. I didn’t feel the need to use any wood glue, like some had suggested, as i felt it was sturdy enough. I wiped down all the pieces before putting it together and i did notice that some of the stain came off on the paper towel. But not enough to be alarmed and since i’ve had it all together and in use, no more stain has come off. Overall, i am pleased with this product and feel it was easy to put together. It is very heavy and solid, i have had no issues with it being flimsy.

This table requires a power drill to re-drill some of the holes. This leads to a good rule of thumb for whether to purchase it or not: if you’re the kind of person who already has and uses a power drill, you’re probably fine; if not, then reconsider. This was a beast to assemble–and i say this as someone who really enjoys assembling ikea furniture. It required time-consuming prep work: i wiped down all pieces three times to remove excess stain (twice damp, once dry); sealed the stained edges of the feet with clear nail polish to prevent carpet transfer; and did aforementioned redrilling. But, nothing was missing and all the pieces do fit together–you just have to be really careful about following the instructions, and use good assembly practices (tighten evenly instead of one side before the other, don’t strip your screws etc. The instructional diagrams are adequate but a little enigmatic–even trying to be careful, i managed to misassemble one part because i’d missed a crucial detail of which direction the board was supposed to be attached. Possible to assemble this alone (i did) but it’d be easier if you had a partner, and a burlyish one at that (i’m a petite woman, and it was doable but annoying; you only have so many limbs). All that aside, it’s held up great for the couple months i’ve had it–not the sturdiest piece of furniture to start (i wouldn’t stand on it to reach a high shelf), but left alone as a coffee table, it does its vase- and book-holding job perfectly well.

This would be 5 stars if the last 2 screws were to fit properly in their place. . The reason for not giving this 5 starts is because 2 of the screws did not align properly. After putting the coffee table together the screws that are attached to the last/top piece of the coffee table did not line up with the side leg. I took the entire table apart checking each and every screw and corner trying to find where the mistake was made but there was none. Once again for the 2nd time i put the table back together and the same situation, the last 2 screws did not line up with the holes where they were supposed to be inserted. I had to use a hammer to bend the screws so they would fit into the last 2 holes. I would have returned the coffee table but it would have been more trouble trying to get this into the box and just much easier to bend the screws with my hammer. If it wasn’t for this it would be a 5 star review. Although, i will say after getting this together it is a very nice looking table. It is a very deep dark brown (almost black) and matches perfectly with my furniture.