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Target Coastline Desk

Teresa left a comment a few days ago about Target’s knockoff of the Pottery Barn Bedford Desk, and from the photos, it looks even more like the Bedford than the JC Penney version that I bought several months ago. I think it’s the square “feet” on the bottom that I like the best. It comes in white, brown and black. Separate 2-drawer and 3-drawer file cabinets available. They don’t offer a CPU Cabinet though. If anyone has seen this desk in person, let us know how it looks!

$449.99 at

Posted Monday, July 28, 2008 in Organizing


  1. sandrar on September 10th, 2009 at 7:03 am:

    Hi! I was surfing and found your blog post… nice! I love your blog. :) Cheers! Sandra. R.

  2. adda on February 25th, 2010 at 12:01 am:

    Like most Target furniture, it looks nice from a few feet away. However, the construction is ultra-cheap, the bottom of the drawers are cardboard and they don’t open and close that easy. It won’t last I can tell. Plus for $500, its pretty expensive considering its kind of garbage. The PB model is only $150 more and I’ve seen it in the store. Its much better quality.

  3. Jenny on April 19th, 2010 at 11:07 am:

    I just bought the Coastline desk in “Chocolate” (totally an espresso color–almost black, actually, and looks nothing like the photo above in color). I’m already having buyer’s remorse and wishing I had paid the extra money for the PB Bedford desk, although I’ve not seen that one in person. Here are the issues with the Coastline desk:

    1. The attached drawer guides/glides were awful. For the file drawers, the guides require a piece of metal sticking out at the back of the drawer to prevent the drawers glides from going too far back–these pieces of metal weren’t doing their job for two of the three drawers. After a bit of fiddling, I ‘fixed’ them, but I don’t know how long the fix will hold up.

    2. The wood veneers are really, really thin and arrived with a ton of chips and scratches…and no ‘fixer’ marker.

    3. The drawer bottoms are, as Adda said, cheap cardboard. Furthermore, for one of the drawers, the pre-drilled grooves didn’t match up. I had to leave out the dowels and drill one of the holes a bit lower to get it to work.

    4. The ‘wood’ doesn’t look real. It’s supposed to be wood veneers. Maybe it is, I don’t know. But it doesn’t *look* very real. It looks just…”okay.” The overall design is very sharp though.

    I don’t know if the PB version would have had many of these problems as well–sometimes with furniture you must assemble yourself, these issues just go with the territory. I paid a delivered price of $406.40 (includes tax and shipping). The PB version at this time would have been $649 PLUS shipping and tax. So I must have saved around $300 or so. Was the tradeoff worth it? I’m really not sure.

  4. sosmom on February 27th, 2011 at 4:21 pm:

    I bought an exact replica of the Bedford desk at Fred Meyer believe it or not. I have had it for about 8-9 years and it is still in fantastic condition. You can’t buy Fred Meyer furniture online that I know of but you can go to the store and ask for their furniture catalog and order it through the store. I have a friend with the Bedford and we cannot tell the difference between ours.

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