“ Brand: Feather and Black / Kids furniture / Type: Desk „
When kitting out our eldest daughter's room we wanted to choose furniture that would last her through from first days at school to adolescence. After a somewhat exhaustive search, we opted for the Noah range from Feather and Black which we bought over time, one of the later additions to her room being this desk which, though designed for children is a full-sized solid wood piece of painted white furniture, which I suppose is quite traditional in style.
The desk itself seems to vary in price from £265 to £170, it's current price, which is around what we paid, though you may need to budget for delivery costs on top of this. The desk tidy which you can see on the photo is available for purchase separately, and fits snugly on the top of the desk. We own both items but you could easily buy just the desk, it does include 2 drawers for storage purposes which can hold quite a lot - they are about 7cm deep by my measurements. Being a quality piece of furniture, this desk comes fully assembled, we found that the company's delivery men turned up in the small time slot they said they would, and installed the desk and other items we purchased in timely and efficient fashion.
Construction wise, this desk is really well made with fully dove-tailed drawers that are on sturdy, wooden runners and are easy to pull in and out via the chunky wooden handles. The paint finish is good too, and the edges of the desk itself are nicely rounded, it's made of a poplar wood which has a smooth finish and which seems hard enough to not mark too easily. We didn't buy the matching chair in the range but have found a normal chair fits fine, at 74cm high even an adult can sit comfortably at the desk. One reason we bought the desk was to encourage our daughter to do her homework in a quiet place, at 110cm wide (it's 60cm deep) there's plenty of space for her to spread out her work and for me to be able to help her with this week's tricky spellings or her reading.
The desk is next to a window in her room but we haven't found that the white paint has particularly yellowed over time and, thus far, it is chip free. She has got a desk cover to protect the surface of the area she uses for work, this being a well made item it is well up to anything a seven year old can throw at it in my opinion. Perhaps even more importantly this desk really looks like the piece of quality and practical furniture it is - just perfect for a girl's room in my opinion!
Overall, though this is without a doubt a fairly expensive child's desk, we have been really pleased with it and actually you can expect to pay a similar sum for self assembly on the High Street, that may not be solid wood as this item is. This desk has had daily use for quite a while in this house and I expect it to be used for a fair few more years yet, it's one piece of furniture that I think was really worth the investment, so on that basis I would recommend it.