I had been looking for a nice, sturdy, and most of all compact desk. This desk may look large in the picture, and its true that it is big, but when a desk is in a corner, it takes up much less space than a regular rectangular one. I admit i was a bit nervous ordering a desk because of the lack of space in my room, but when i had it together, I have plenty of room behind me and around me. this may sound strange but it seems like i have more room than i did than i did with my even smaller desk i had before. This desk has a nice and sturdy construction. All of the shelves provide me with all of the space i need. i even have a huge logitech z-5500 subwoofer on the bottem shelf. this desk took me about 3 hours to set up which is not bad because it is definatly worth it. I HIGHLY recomend this for someone who wants a cheep desk that is sturdy and that fits in small areas. o and if your wondering why there's no computer its because im using my laptop to take the pictures.