CHI Good Questions: A Reasonable Substitute?

CHI Good Questions: A Reasonable Substitute?

Janel Laban
Jun 4, 2008

Adam sent us a good question: "Long time reader, first time asker. I was wondering if this white "student desk" (available from a variety of sources, the cheapest of which is *gasp* looks like a reasonable substitute for the West Elm...

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...Parsons desk (shown here).

Ok, even though they aren't that closely related, please, let's not get into the whole knock-off vs. real-thing debate that I see so often here. The fact is I cant really afford to shell out $300 (or even $250 for the one thats on Chicago Craigs right now) for a desk, and I dont really care if it lasts forever... mainly because in a few years, I will have different tastes and I'll get the itch to redecorate again.

I guess I'm just looking for another opinion on this desk, and maybe, if I'm lucky, the perspective of someone who owns it.

Opinions and reviews are requested by Adam...please add yours to the comments - thanks!

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