This shelf and desk combination is the perfect space saver for small spaces. It has a walnut color in finish that you can see in the photos. It has clean lines and would blend into any decor of the home. This took a bit more skill to put together. I am used to doing these by myself, but if you have a partner to help, it would be better. Make sure to read all the instructions before starting as the instructions are a bit more in depth than the standard instructions. Not to say it was super difficult, but if you are buying this with no back ground in building, you may struggle a bit. On the flip side, it is a quite sturdy furniture and is secure than most I have assembled myself. It has .any shelves to put things on and as you can see in the picture, the portion where you put your laptop has plenty of space and is able to fold up to hide this space as well. I have mine down in the basement for now, as I intend to convert it to a mini office. This is the perfect addition to my little office. I love how it is a desk but i can also utilize it to out knickknacks and picture on without having to clutter the desk itself. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a multi function desk, especially those with smaller spaces. You can see in the photos that it is quite tall, so just check the height measurements before you buy to ensure your ceiling is high enough. I have a standard office chair and it fit with the height of where the computer was, but I also have an adjustable chair. You can secure it to the wall for better support, which I would recommend if you have it in your living room. I have mine down in the basement with concrete walls, so no way to attach, so I cannot comment on the ease of securing it. This is a wonderful piece for an office, if you have a small nook, this would be perfect for that.
About This Item
Create a workstation in any room, large or small, with the Mainstays Contemporary White Ladder Desk. With a sleek, contemporary design and a crisp finish, it makes a welcome addition to living rooms, dens, offices and more while providing ample storage as well. The middle shelf folds down to reveal a computer tray that is ideal for working on a laptop, tablet or other small device and folds back up when not in use. It is a wonderful bookshelf, work desk and computer table in one gorgeous unit. This Mainstays Contemporary White Ladder Desk also offers an open back design for cable management, while the shelves can be used to hold your office items or your favorite decorative items, such as vases, picture frames, candles and more. The minimalist design will easily fit in and complement your existing home decor.
Mainstays Contemporary 3-Shelf Ladder Desk, White Finish:
- Desk type: leaning and ladder desks
- Style: contemporary
- Material: wood composite
- Finish: white
- Easily fits in with home decor
- Use shelves to hold office supplies or display decorative items
- Dimensions: 25.25"L x 18.875"W x 63"H
- Assembly details: some assembly required
- Weight: 35.00 lbs
- Weight capacity: computer tray, top, middle and bottom shelf: 25 lbs; inner shelf: 50 lbs
- Warranty: 1 year
- Mainstays desk available colors: Canyon Walnut, White
- Additional features: shelves, open back design for cable management, hinge and lid support
doesn't take a lot of space
I usually try to stay away from computer desks, because they tend to take up a lot of room. this one is different, it has a nice little cubby for your device, and shelves for holding other things. it measures 63 inches tall, by 23.23 inches wide, and a little over 18 inches deep. the fold down cabinet is at the right height for a computer chair. the shelves cannot be moved once together. the bottom shelf has about 20 inches between the shelf and fold out cabinet. then the cubby has a 11.65 inch tall space inside for laptop, monitor or tablet. the second to the top shelf has 11.93 inch space between it and the top shelf. the top two shelves only can hold 25 pounds each, the cubby can hold 50 pounds and the bottom shelf another 25 pounds. I believe it is made from pressed wood, so it is not real wood. it comes in a box, and you will have to assemble everything. while it is not hard to assemble it is time consuming, it took me around an hour and half to finish. you have to glue dowels and use wood screws they include those, but you will need a hammer/mallet, and screw drivers to complete this. they also include foam pads for the legs if you have hardwood floors, and they include hardware to secure to the wall. this piece looks good, and feels sturdy, it definitely looks more appealing than an regular old computer desk.
Mainstays ladder shelf
This is a review for a mainstays contemporary 3 shelf ladder desk. It is easy to assemble. It only took my husband about 2 hours. It is a very nice space saving shelf. I like that is has a fold down desk so they can do homework play on the computer. I put this in my daughters room where space is shared and limited. The top shelves are nice for books or video games. Overall a great shelf my kids love it.
This is a nice piece of furniture! Sturdy, good weight. Looks good and functional. Works into today's minimalist offices. Pull out the board and I have an instant desk. Has shelves for decorations. A good looking piece to add to any room to update it. Easy to put together it took me about 30 minutes. I highly recommend it.
I am using this as more of a nice bookshelf rather than any desk function. It is too narrow to truly sit down and use a computer or even lay books down to study. It is very tall which gives it more space for a plant, a Bluetooth speaker, or one of the devices that listen to your conversations and then try to sell you things on the internet. It took me a good 2 hours to put it together, but that may just be me. I got it all tightened up and realized I had a shelf backwards, so I had to loosen a couple legs, pop it out, put it back on correctly, and then work hard to get the other shelf back into its slots. That was frustrating but completely my own fault. The installation booklet had pictures and instructions (and I still put the shelf in backwards) which helped so much more than some of the other self-installed items that only had photos. The hardware was packaged well and very organized. Everything was there that I needed to get the bookshelf together. The drop-down desk part has hinges, so that was a part that needs some thinking as well. One of my hinges is tighter than the other and when you close the desk, it fits a tiny bit more snug on one side, but definitely not anything to complain about. It looks nice and has a sturdy frame. I would recommend this as a bookshelf and the desk portion to be used as a temporary surface for, say, to write bills, letters, or the like.
The Mainstays Contemporary 3-Shelf Ladder Desk, Canyon Walnut Finish is a Great addition to a space that wont fit a regular size desk. It is made of pressed wood and laminate so if you are looking for a solid wood product this is not for you. It took me about 2 hours to build. Every piece was clearly marked and all of the hardware was also separated and clearly marked. Glueing in the dowels takes time. The bottom self is very poorly held on
They should've allowed for wood screws to be placed in the bottom to secure the shelf. Once together it is a very nice product. It will serve well for sitting my plants on and writing notes.
This Mainstays Contemporary 3-Shelf Ladder Desk, Canyon Walnut Finish is a very nice desk after you get it all together. To be honest though this is one of the hardest things I have had to put together. The directions that came with it was a mirror image so it was all backwards to me and the little wood pieces that go in to it was not cut right at all. It did come with some glue but not enough to get the whole thing done so I had to compromise to get it together. The wood looking sticker that makes it look walnut finish is coming off at the corners of it and it's just presswood, so when you get to screw it together don't push to hard or the wood will split. After all that and getting it put up where I wanted it, it looks good. The desk part folds out and a laptop fits perfectly on it. You can see where the wood came apart on mine because I covered it with stuff. But overall it's a nice desk with three shelves that you can make look good. I would recommend this to people if they don't have to build it themselves, otherwise it's a pain to get together.
Modern, Multiple Uses
Assembly of this desk took roughly an hour. It consists of camlocks, dowels, and wood screws. All of the hardware is provided but you're going to need a philips and flathead screwdriver, as well as a hammer to lightly tap the dowels. Overall, it is a nice piece of furniture. I'm currently using it as a nice bedside bookcase, with the fold down table being perfect to set a desk lamp and beverage on.
Cute but poor quality.
I like this shelf/laptop desk. It is so cute and stylish. The color is great too. The set up process took me a while but it went pretty smoothly. Upon putting the shelf together I have discovered multiple scratches on the surfaces where the laminate coating was coming off the pressed wood which makes the whole thing look terrible. I like the style of it and the looks but the quality is lacking. It is 100% pressed wood which means it is a shabby and poor quality product. I personally do not like having pieces of furniture of this quality. Overall it is not practical.
Flimsy material! Horribly made!
This desk was such a disappointment! I was so excited about getting this desk and was absolutely heartbroken at the end result. Let's start in the beginning. All the pieces were clearly labeled and the instructions were easy to follow. The “wood” pieces are flimsy, as some are compressed particleboard and others were compressed cardboard. There are extra parts, which I found very nice since my toddler kept knocking things down. My husband proceeded to build the desk and found several things he didn't like. First, the bottom is shelf is only connected with twist lock screws, while the rest of the shelves connected using, at least, a 1in screw in various places. Therefore, while the top shelves were sturdy, the bottom was not, which makes the entire desk unstable and wobbly. The shelf that folds down doesn't go up properly (as seen in the picture) and doesn't meet, causing it to look odd. Upon the first use, the hinges are already getting stuck and try to go in the opposite direction. There were also various places, especially the bottom shelf, where the pieces just didn't fit together properly (pictured). This desk did come with wall anchors, but they are impossible to use if you have molding. I wouldn't recommend this desk. It just isn't made properly and definitely isn't made to last.
Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.
Ask a question