It came in a box. It took 6 hours to assemble. None of the parts were labeled properly. I cursed, screamed, and drank heavily throughout the ordeal.
What's this? The cheap particle board is showing on this one edge! The manufacturer, in an effort to save a half a penny, decided to leave one edge on this desk component bare. And it's glued in place, with dowels and pins, and there were many, many layers added that were also glued after this particular 'board' was put into place. So there is no undoing it, not by any man nor beast.
But Wait! That's what Magic Markers are for!
And here it is, in place, and it doesn't look any different than the old table except it is at least a foot more shallow and that's what I wanted. And you can't see that the front is colored in with marker at all, can you?
And just one more step:
I hung a curtain on the back of the desk, to hide the unsightly mess of wires and cords.
I'm going to change the fabric out as soon as I see just the right thing. And eventually, a new, less imposing desk chair.
And that concludes my long, long day!