I bought this item believing it to be of significant quality and belief that this would be a sturdy side table. However, this table is a bit flimsy, the clockwork background design under the glass is a bit sticker, and only the main circular piece is metal (kind of like a cheap tin). In addition, the knobs on the legs came bent in the mail. I still like the looks, but I wouldn't even trust this table with a vase. How hard is it to put a real clock under glass for this outrageous price?!
I've gotten a lot of compliments on this table. It is not too big, so I would expect to much more than a drink or a book on it, but it is a nice conversation piece and fits perfectly into our beach decor. For the price I thought it was a find - instead of the usual boring side tables.
We purchased this table to go with our nautical deor. It fits the bill perfectly and what a conversation piece. I read the other review that talks about how flimsy it is, and we found this to be true until we realized we didn't have all the legs at the same length (yes, adjustable height!!). Once we made that adjustment it was very sturdy. We've had the table for two months now and I can't help but look at it every time I walk by. We have received so many compliments on it and we really enjoy it. I don't know how someone can think it's an outrageous price for what you are getting. It is such a unique piece and I do not see many nice side tables for under $***. We bought ours through Joss and Main and it was only $** at the time, but I would pay $*** through Overstock in a heartbeat had we not found it there. If you love the look, GET IT! You won't be disappointed!!! I love, love love this table. I'll come back and add a pick if I remember.