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
Nothing really grey about this coffee table. It more of a maple/oak color with sanded down/scratchy parts that I suppose have some greyish plaster filling. There are some weird scratch marks on the shelf pieces.. at first I thought it was a mistake then realized they were purposeful scratches to make the table look rustic/weathered. It is some sort of particle board made to look like wood pieces which would actually be alright except that one of the corners came frayed/bubbled up a little. It's too much trouble for me to send back so i'll just live with it..maybe sand it down..and just paint the table some funky color anyway. it's cheap enough to play with. PUTTING THE TABLE TOGETHER: pretty simple and wouldn't have taken as long as it took me except that I followed the directions. Don't follow the directions. You can't put the table together in the way that they tell you to do it. Best to put one leg on..attach the bottom shelf on one side..and then add the second the second lieg, that worked. easy peasy.
It appears durable and sturdy and at least functions better than the ottoman cushion I was using before. Dimensions advertised are true.
Very nice and sturdy coffee table. It is a perfectly sized and substantial piece of furniture. Very easy to assemble (about 10 min). I would recommend using coasters under your beverage glasses or maybe applying a coat of a water-based satin poly.
After assembling 3 of these (2 side tables and 1 coffee table from same line) here's what I found - the boxes arrive and they are VERY heavy, especially the coffee table. The parts are nicely packaged, but the instructions should be modified - the tables have a shelf which should be inserted after the first set of legs is attached. If you try to put the shelf in after both legs are attached, you risk scratching the metal (ask me how I know) - the bolt holes do not always align perfectly, but with a little pulling and pushing, you can make it happen. Overall, I'm very satisfied - the tables are much, much heavier than I thought, and I'm happy with quality - it took a little over one hour to assemble all 3 tables and they look great!
Would I be able to replace one of the shelves with a glass pane? Are the pieces of wood able to be removed?bria324 on Jul 19, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
hello bria324, this table is beautiful! While it may be possible to replace the wood parts, ny alterations would be at your own discretion and would void a return or warranty. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 26, 2014
What would you recommend cleaning this table with? Is there any type of coating on the top layer to protect from drinks, water, etc? Curious if it would stain easily. Thank you.jocelynmabery on May 29, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, jocelynmabery. The wood of the table has a finish to make it looked reclaimed. You are welcome to put a polyurethane coat over it for added protection but it is not necessary. Customers have indicated that it does not stain. To clean this table I would use a very mild soap and water. I hope this information helps! Thanks for shopping with us. l.b.overstockcustomercare2 on Jun 4, 2014
Hello lauriecas, this item was made in China Thanks for shopping with us!
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HOw much weight would be recommended for this table to hold?maggsv on Dec 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi maggsv, thank you for your inquiry. Unfortunately we do not weight test our items; typically this type of table holds up to 100-150 pounds. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 18, 2013
We have a 46" tv on the top level and components and a stack of books on the bottom. This table is heavy duty. No worries about weight.starcraftgirl on Jan 7, 2014
sturdy table - i agree w/ other reviewer - no worries about weight.beachhouse166 on Mar 28, 2014
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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