L-shaped desks are useful as well as aesthetically pleasing in a variety of different spaces. Some of them like the Odin Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk produced by Ameriwood Home can bring a very modern look to workspaces with their unique glass and metal combination. While these desks are designed to look good, they also have practical benefits aplenty.
Ameriwood Home Odin Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk Review
The Ameriwood Home Odin Glass L-Shaped Computer Desk is a workstation desk with a glass tabletop and a metal frame. This combination of materials makes it a highly attractive piece of office furniture for those who want their home or business office to have a contemporary look. This desk was first available for sale 6 years ago and has been selling well ever since with the vast majority of its customer reviews being positive.
Who is this product for?
This product is for those who want an elegant looking desk in their workspace, which can provide functionality as well as aesthetics at the same time. The desk can suit various different spaces so most rooms and offices should be able to accommodate it. With its materials being glass and metal, it is going to be appreciated more by those who prefer modern furniture instead of traditional. It can be used as a simple writing desk, or be used to support computers, monitors, and printers.
The desk is composed of 3 glass top panels from which 2 go on the sides and 1 in the corner section which has a rounded outer edge. The frame is made from grey metal and comes in sets of extruded bars. The instructions for assembly are also included in the package.
Overview of Features
With a very contemporary look, this L-shaped desk from Ameriwood Home is designed to combine its practical uses with a styling that sets it apart from many other desks. The grey powder-coated metal frame complements the glass tabletop section very effectively. Not only does the frame complement the glass, but it also supports it, thus giving this desk the solid base that it needs.
The glass is tempered and therefore strong enough to support a desktop PC, multiple laptops, a printer, and still have room for stationery, books, and files. Being glass, it is very easy to clean.
The minimalist design means that it doesn’t necessarily dominate the room it is in. Being L-shaped it can obviously be positioned in any corner, but that is not the only option; it could also be placed against a single wall or situated in the middle of a room and most certainly not look out of place. The level of the glass tabletop is at 30 inches, which should be a comfortable working height for most people.
The assembly of this desk requires two people. Clear assembly instructions come with the desk and can be followed easily. The tempered glass top is divided into 3 panels. The 2 side panels and 1 rounded corner panel fit perfectly on to the frame when the desk is assembled. The tempered glass is 0.56 inch thick and can hold up to 150 lbs. of weight in total. It is recommended that the weight put onto the glass is evenly distributed over the entire surface.
How to get the most out of it
The glass is tempered, which means it can support reasonably heavy loads without breaking, but this does not mean that you can place as much weight as you can with solid wood or metal tabletops. If you use this desk, it is best to limit the total weight that goes on each side panel to 60 lbs. The corner panel can hold up to 30 lbs. Distribution of weight across all the panels is key to using this desk correctly and safely.
- Sleek design
- Fits in any environment
- Contemporary look
- Lots of legroom
- Easy to clean
- No shelves for storage
- Requires two people for assembly
If you are looking for a desk to fit a larger space or one which has more tabletop area, a great option for you would be the Flash Furniture Glass L-Shape Computer Desk. This desk also has the same combination of materials and looks equally modern. The difference is its side panels are each around 30 inches longer than in the Ameriwood desk, so you have lots more room to work in.
This glass top L-shaped desk from Ameriwood Home is a great option for those looking for a simple and practical desk for their office, but also want one which has visual appeal. The desk will sit well in different locations within a room so you should not be hampered in terms of planning the overall layout.