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Melissa & Doug Wooden Reinforced Children’s Desk

Last updated: March 21, 2022


Simple is the best word to describe this children's desk. It features a solid wood table with two matching chairs. It's easy to assemble and can be used for just about everything, including eating a snack, solving math problems or building a tall tower with a set of blocks.

We looked at the top Children's Desk and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Children's Desk you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: You'll find this children's desk in a choice of white, gray and blonde.

In our analysis of 73 expert reviews, the Melissa & Doug Wooden Reinforced Children's Desk placed 3rd when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Pull one of the two durable chairs up to the child-size table—they’re sized just right for kids, but strong enough to hold adults, too! Our testing goes above and beyond the industry standard to ensure safety and durability. The chairs in this set received a weight rating of 150 pounds, which means they had to pass testing to hold three times that amount! This hardwood table-and-chairs set has a timeless natural finish that fits any home decor, and it easily wipes clean to stay looking sharp. The 3 wooden pieces are simple to put together with just a Phillips-head screwdriver, and they’re incredibly sturdy once assembled. Top the table with your child’s favorite puzzles or use it for arts and crafts, tea parties, lunch and snacks, and so much more! The 2 chairs stand 24.75 inches high with an 11-inch seat height, and they have a reinforced, tip-resistant design. Melissa & Doug focus on making high-quality furniture sets for kids. We have built this sturdy wooden table-and-chairs set from durable wood, with materials that are designed for frequent use. The Solid Wood Table and Chairs set makes a great gift for kids ages 3 years and up. When assembled, this 3-piece table set measures 20” H x 23.5” W x 20.5” L and weighs 25.8 pounds. For more than 30 years, Melissa & Doug has created beautifully designed imagination- and creativity-sparking products that NBC News called “the gold standard in early childhood play.” Today, Melissa & Doug is proudly partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics to foster early brain development and help children build important life skills through play.

Our Expert Consultant

Kate Desmond 
Parenting Pro and Safe-Sleep Expert

Kate Desmond is a writer and infant safe-sleep expert. She has spent the last eight years working as the marketing director for Charlie’s Kids Foundation, a nonprofit that aims to educate families about SIDS and safe sleep. In that role, she travels around the country learning and educating caregivers and providers on the latest and greatest safe-sleep information to prevent infant death.

As mom to two elementary-aged daughters, she spends hours researching the best and safest products for her own kids. She is quick to get in the weeds with other mamas, and uses humor to cope with parenting woes from potty-training to teaching kids to read.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The table is 20 inches from the ground, so it’s great if your kids are between the ages of 3 to 6. The chairs are sturdy enough to hold adults, which means you can also sit with your children.
This wooden table and chair set is made from the toughest wood which will make it long-lasting and quite durable.
You absolutely can assemble this furniture by yourself as the instruction is uncomplicated.
The chairs have a 100 pound weight limit, are tip-resistant and have a seat height of 11 inches, so they'll last your kids a good long time.
Constructed with a natural, light-colored finish, you can quickly and easily wipe the surface clean of messes, and it will also coordinate well with your décor.

What reviewers didn't like

Some of the screws may become loose with time. We advise you to re-tighten them often so the set doesn’t wobble.
This set comes with only 2 chairs
Too lightweight, kids can move the chairs and table around easily
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