This is perfect for our expanding family. We actually prefer leaving the leaflets open, but like the option of closing it, if need be. The only component of this table that is poorly constructed is the knob for the drawer. We barely use the drawer, so it hasn't been an issue. VERY EASY TO PUT TOGETHER.
Great table for small the small space in my mother's apartment. Very sturdy and well built. Easy to assemble. There was a small mar on the table when it arrived due to insufficient padding during shipment. Overstock offered to send a new table but I chose to keep it and repair it myself. They gave me a store credit of $$ - very good customer service!!
The table was really easy to put together by myself. It looks marvelous and perfect in the space I picked for it. The only thing is that it scratches easy. I had a vase on top and my husband pushed it aside leaving a mark. On that note, I would advise to use doilies and placemats as I have now done. I love that it does not take up a lot of space and we can pull out the sides for dining.
This drop leaf table fits great in a studio apartment. It's perfect for two without the leaves and it expands to seat four or provide extra work space when needed. The black finish fits the design of the space and the shape was just what was needed. It works well with the Simple Living Country Cottage Black Chairs. There is a little drawer under the table top that can be used for a variety of things. It is sturdy enough for light use.