I bought this table after an exhaustive search for a lower-priced, weather wood piece. I wanted the rustic look for a more polished space. The table came VERY quickly, which I was very pleased with, as I was excited to set it up in my living room. I have to admit, when I first took it out of the box , I was a little disappointed. It didn't necessarily look much different than it did online, but the way it was worn was very...unnatural. It looked like someone just took a very rough sander to the wood pieces, and went to town. It's quite distressed, but not in the way that natural would distress it, which is how I imagined it. Granted, for the price, I can't really complain. Two negative comments however: #1-the instruction sheet says to attache the top shelf first, which I did. But when you go to put on the bottom shelf, you realize "Oh man, I should have put this one on first" because you have to practically shape-shift it to get it through the side and place it. So I had to take the whole thing about (not happy about that!), put the bottom shelf on, and then attach the top piece. #2-I couldn't actually attach the bottom piece! The predrilled screws on the bottom shelf did not align with the notches in the metal frame, so I couldn't screw it into place. It's not a huge deal, as the shelf sits just fine without being screwed in, but it was pretty annoying that it was off kilter.
Other than that, as soon as I accessorized the table with some books and whatnot, it came together, and I actually love the piece. Great value, fast delivery!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? pretty accurate, but a little more worn
Please tell us about the quality of the product. it seems sturdy, but I couldn't attach the bottom shelve because the holes for the screws were off.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
This table is OK in quality but it is super small. If you have a normal 88-92 inch couch it looks too small. I received the table, assembled it to find out that the table was wobbly. I am going to return it, not exchange it. The table is much less expensive compared to some other stores that have the bricklayer style tables, but I would recommend going with the more expensive ones. This is a cheaper version of the real thing and it looks cheap.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? yes but has white chalky substance all over it
On the plus side: This is an extremely sturdy product, so if you're getting it for an area that will see a lot of roughhousing and tough use. this fits the bill. It takes about 15 minutes to assemble and the assembly is straightforward -- 14 bolts, allen wrench included..
On the minus side: The wood top and shelf are pretty ugly. First, the top and shelf aren't planked to mimic reclaimed wood. It's a piece of wood with grooves cut into it. The grooves aren't very deep. My husband said it looked like the paneling they had in the basement when he was a kid. Then there's the "distressing." If you're expecting some kind of shabby chic charm, you would be mistaken. It's got a thin coat of whitewash and some gouges. I really do mean gouges. That wouldn't be so bad, maybe, except that the gouges are at perfectly regular intervals, so the piece looks damaged, like it banged into something repeatedly during packaging or shipping. And I think maybe they could have sanded the edges of the tabletop a little better, it looks like it just came from the sawmill.
So, we aren't very happy with the product. On the plus side, it's sturdy and a nice size for a bench, so we're considering a cushion cover for it and tossing it in the guest room. That's probably a good solution to the problem, but we really wanted a coffee table. Maybe before turning it into a bench, we'll see if there's some way to rescue the top, like a semi-opaque stain in a darker color, some surgery to improve the look of the 'planking' and/or an actual faux finish distressing.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? OK, wood is somewhat lighter.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy, but the wood is pretty ugly.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Should mention the faux planking.
In general, I have been very satisfied with all my Overstock.com purchases and look thoroughly at reviews before making a purchase. If you've looked at reclaimed wood or barnwood coffee tables in furniture stores and like them, you may be disappointed in what you receive. The top is very heavy and sturdy, as are the metal legs, and seems to be solid wood as claimed, but it looks JUST like 1970's wood paneling that you would find in an old living room or cabin. Most of the tables you see in furniture stores will have separate slats or have some distressing to make it look modern rustic, but this is more like a grooved system (again, wall paneling style). It looks like veneer, but it's not? Nobody will think that you have a reclaimed or barnwood table - so if that's the look you're going for you might be disappointed. It's also quite small, so make sure you measure your area before ordering!
I have to admit that I only pulled out the top before putting it back in the box for a return, and did not put the table together.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Definitely more brown than grey as other reviewers mentioned
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very heavy, very sturdy, seems to be pretty well made structurally.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Color is off, and it definitely doesn't look reclaimed or authentic
This table was the perfect size for our small living room and fit the scale of our small couch. We also liked the style of it (wood/metal) so we went ahead and purchased it.
The holes that are pre-drilled are not in the correct places and we had some "editing" to do to make this table work.
If you aren't willing to do that, or want to get a table that's ready to go right out of the box, I'd skip this one.
The color of the coffee table (wood) I received is not what is depicted in the picture. The Elements Ladder Shelf is the color I received. This coffee table looks to be a grayish-brown wood, whereas the one I received was a lot lighter and more maple looking.
Is there a dining room table you would recommend to go along with this coffe table?soccrk10 on Jun 19, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question. We have the Hamshire 82-inch Dining Table, item 15243395, the Wooden Top Dining Table, item 13811826 and the Reclaimed Wood Stripped 6-person Dining Table, item 13034051. Any one of these tables would compliment the coffee table. Or we have the Hamshire Round Dining Table 60 inch, item 15113678, which would look very nice with the coffee table and add a different dimension to your look. Have a great day. overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 24, 2013
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