The desk was exactly as depicted in the picture, it suits the room perfectly and I am very happy with it. Its because I am so pleased that I am taking the trouble to comment which I generally never bother to do. There were a few surprises which haven't spoilt my enjoyment but I thought I'd mention them. Anyway thankyou for the desk I am very pleased with it.1. The desk parts are made in Vietnam, I am not sure that it would have made a difference if I had known beforehand, still the air miles could be a consideration for some people.2. The desk is delivered flatpacked, which I wasn't expecting. No problem and very easy to attach the legs but it would have been nice to know beforehand. 3. The desk came with some tacky looking plastic attachment and complicated instructions for securing it to a wall and dire threats if this was not done regarding safety. I have disregarded the attachments and threats as I wanted a free standing desk and not a piece of fitted furniture. I presume this is EU H&S rules coming into play.4. I had prevously requested and received a sample of the wood that was to be used in the desk. In actual fact the actual desk is a shade lighter than the sample. This is not a problem and it matches the other furniture better so I am not at all displeased. I realise that with oak especially, colours are difficult so you could/should warn that colours may vary slightly from the sample The sample is now a very handsome coaster on the desk.5. It was a good idea to put care instructions in the package I shall try to follow them. 6. Delivery arrangements were very clear and efficient and you very cooperative about dates. Much appreciated.