This end table was a very good value. Similar items at a trendy furniture store start around 2 times the price. The two things worth noting about the look of the table are (1) the metal is painted black and done in a way that is intended to look "stressed" or "worn". It looks good from a distance, but up close has the appearance of being fake, (2) the assembly brackets are situated in such a way that brackets and screws are visible. Thus, if you are planning to place this table somewhere where it will be viewed close up, these features will be visible.
Great end tables for the money! After a quick coat of dark bronze spray paint these looked like they were from one of those barn, barrel places but for 1/3 of the money. I'm a realtor and used these for staging a condo and people love them. Please note: shop the table around on the internet for a better price and overstock will match it.
I had been looking for these tables at another well known company but refused to pay the price they were asking. I came across these tables as having the "look" of the more expensive brand. I took a chance and ordered two end tables (they come individually - not as a set). Everything was packaged well...all parts included...glass packed well - BUT I needed an additional set of hands along with a rubber malllet to get everything "lined" up to put the screws and nuts in properly. It didn't take long once we figured out the first one, but it was a challenge and I am moderately capable. Regarding the color, they are definately a matte black w/ silver striations - I wanted more of a bronze look - a few coats of paint with good quality spray paint did the trick! I really am thrilled with how they look now. Like I said, they just needed a little "help". I also saved a significant amount of money!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color was the same as site, not what I was looking for but workable
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The product was of decent quality, about what I expected
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Let me just say, if one just looks at the drawing on the instructions, and forgets the actual written instructions....you have much better luck. I thing it was translated from the Chinese and therefor doesn't work.....just look at the picture and use common sense and it goes together easily. Also to the person who wrote that you can see the screws....you must have put it together upside down, cause no hardware shows.
It's sturdy and fits my decor perfectly. I love that it has a simple design that looks expensive.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not quite as black but kind of distressed...I liked it. I thought maybe I'd touch it up, but it looks good as is.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality...not at all flimsy and worth the $
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Yes
This is my first purchase from Overstock. I love these tables. It is very hard to find small end tables for my small room. I am thrilled with how they look with my other furniture and how very solid and sturdy they are. I will certainly shop with Overstock again.
I absolutely love this table. I bought two of them to use in my living room. I've only put one together so far (which is very simple to do), and it's a very nice end table. It's incredibly sturdy, a nice heavy weight (not light and flimsy), and comes with tempered glass.
I read some of the negative comments about the finish, but decided to go ahead and order them. I really don't like rustic, worn-looking finishes (except for those that occur naturally), so while I wasn't crazy about the finish up close, from a few feet away they just look solid black. The good thing is that even though the finish looks like it might have a texture to it, the metal is actually quite smooth, so spray painting it is a breeze -- no sanding or prep work needed at all. After living with the black for a couple of weeks, I actually decided that I wanted mine to be gold (yes...gold), so I spray painted it, and the finish turned out beautifully because of the smooth metal on the table. And it cost me about $3.50 for a can of spray paint and took about five minutes (not including drying time) to paint the table. So really, if you end up not liking the finish, it's such an easy thing to change it. I would still highly recommend this table just based on the style, quality, weight, etc.
This table is just what I was looking for — unobtrusive, inexpensive. I followed others' suggestions and spray-painted the unattractive metal to a copper color, and it looks great. However, putting it together was not easy. The holes for the bolts were off, and the joint pieces were not welded at right angles on two of the legs. It took brute force and two people to jam the pieces together and force the bolts in. One was just impossible and we had to leave it. So the end result is the if you're a very picky person, the legs and tops are not 100% flush on the table. But this is just a little side table on one end of the couch and not that visible, so it works for me.
Due to some pieces being welded together, the assembly was more challenging than it needed to be. Once I disassembled and tried again, going in reverse order of the directions, it fit together a little better. HOwever, there are still 2 screws that cannot go in since the screw holes don't match up. I'm glad I tried again, but only did so because I was unwilling to take on the hassle of returning the item with glass shelves!
They match an expensive coffee table that I bought from a popular home furnishing company. They look terrific together and they cost half of what the matching tables would. I hired someone to put them together as that is not my strength but the handyman had no trouble. They arrived within a few days of ordering them in great shape. I am so pleased!
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