The desk is gorgeous and fits perfectly in my space. The details in the wood skew a bit rustic to me, its very unique. Mines was slighty darker than shown in the picture and compliments my other furniture better than I thought it would ! I had it delivered and assembled so I cannot speak to its ease of assembly but it is a sturdy solid piece. The only drawback is the drawer dosen't fit standard files horizontally.You have to position them lengthwise,making it a little less convenient. Overall, a wonderful shopping experience and a beautiful desk.