I am a petite female and prior to this month(March of 2012), I never assembled any furniture in my life. Because of all the horror stories on this website about the assembly of this product, I almost did not buy it.ALMOST. In the end,I decided to take my chances because I liked it too much.I was fully prepared to bite the bullet and pay for return shipping because I wouldn't be able to put it together right.Anticipating that this would be the DIY project of the century, I had it shipped to my previous landlord James' house because James is hands down the handiest guy I've ever known. Even so, I made an appointment with him to make sure that he wouldn't just attempt taking on this coffee table monster by himself. I figured two people putting their heads together would have a better chance of deciphering the notorious wordless schematic drawings. On the day of the big coffee table assembly event, I told my bf not to come over to my apartment that night because I thought I would be home late. I was so WRONG. The assembly process took a whopping 30 minutes. 40 minutes in total time spent, including the time for James to set up his work bench, getting all the pieces unpacked and laid out on the padded floor and then cleaning up afterwards. There are ONLY 6 steps in total. I was involved every step of the way. The drawings are very EASY to understand. The wood pieces are ALL labeled, and labeled Correctly! The hardware pieces were easy to tell apart because..well...they were in individual packaging. No pieces were missing or damaged in any way. The only discrepancy between the assembly instructions and my actual product is that at step 3 (or 5,can't remember), the schematic shows that I need a wood peg when in fact either they forgot to drill two holes or decided that was unnecessary. It doesn't matter though because it really is unnecessary. Every piece came together perfectly. The finished project is in NO way wobbly, unstable, or one side heavier than the other. The color and style are perfectly to my liking and matches my living room furniture nicely. It's a perfect size for an apartment, not huge, but not tiny either. IT's not very heavy(I was able to carry it to my 2nd floor apt), but it seems quite sturdy. I don't know why people had so much negative stuff to say about the assembly. Maybe they improved their schematics after so much negative feedback on that?? In my case this was the EASIEST to piece together out of all 5 pieces of furniture i bought online this month. Granted we used a power tool, which saved a bit of time. And two people are faster than one. However, had I not enlist James' help, I would definitely still have been able to do it myself, albeit maybe spending 60 to 90 min instead of 30. This is totally a one-man(or woman) project, no heavy lifting or trying to hold 4 pieces with 2 hands. If you are wondering if you should buy because the assembly sounds so daunting, don't hesitate, buy it! It's so very simple. In short, I am so very happy with the coffee table.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches very well
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Everything is right about this coffee table. Mine did in fact arrived in 3 days, very quick. The quality and the design is amazing, and the price is such a bargain for such great qualities. I highly recommend it.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes color matched
- How is the quality of the product? The quality is good
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes, it's accurate
This coffee table is absolutely fantastic. I use coffee tables as desks as I do sit on the floor as it is my preference. Now what's awesome about this table is that it can take a very large amount of weight. The site does not specify the weight tolerance but I have to say I sat on it for a little while to test it out after I assembled all of it. I only weigh about 130 but it could hold me without a problem. I would like to also state that any reviews stating that 'it was too hard to assemble' is a load of bull. I assembled this entire desk with a phillips head screwdriver and the pieces provided within the hour that I had received it. I probably could have assembled it in about 30 minutes if I had a power drill. Keep in mind this desk isn't super heavy but it's still pretty heavy. Excellent desk, Excellent buy. 10/10 would buy another.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact Match, totally black.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Moderately heavy woods, strengthened screws and pegs.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent.
First a word of caution: this table comes in may parts with only schematic diagrams as instructions. There are several different screw lengths, wood pegs and fasteners included and the pegs require wood glue(included). for a person who isn't handy its a challenge. I gave it my best shot but finally set it aside until a handyman who was hired for another home project put it together in about half an hour for twenty bucks. Once assembled the table is quite large and useful. Its very solid and could easily handle a large stereo system or TV in addition to its use as a standard coffee table.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. This is fiber-board veneer, quite heavy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I'm very amazed of how fast the coffee table arrived after I purchased it online. Less than 3 days and arrived in perfect condition. Easy to assemble table and the quality is great. Very sturdy and very unique in style, I love it. It goes great with the rest of my stuff and just the style alone makes the table stand out. Very good price table with great quality.
- Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes indeed
- How is the quality of the product? very good quality
- Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? yes
This was very easy to put together. The instructions were very clear except for at the very end when I had to make a support for the part that looks like it's "floating" and at one point it was unclear how to use the semi-circle shaped pieces. You need a Phillips head screwdriver to complete this task. I have one screw left over but the whole thing is staying together so....... haha :)
I was searching for a coffee table I could sit at for a little while and this one is perfect. It's sleek black and remarkably sturdy. Assembly was a tad difficult, but only took around 20 to 30 minutes with two people. The surface does retain smudges and kind of irks me, but it's a minor problem in hindsight. All in all this is a highly recommended product!
I love this piece! It goes perfectly with my red couch and gray wall. This was the first thing I have ever put together. It took some time but the directions were very easy to follow. Make sure you have tools handy. I highly recommend it!
I've had this table for almost 1 year now and I love it. It is easy to clean. The little storage area is great. I put it together all by myself in about an hour or so. My boyfriend tightened some screws just to make sure. A great sturdy table at a great price!
Nice looking table but couldn't assemble. I've ordered alot of items from O that needed assembly and never had a problem. I just put together a dining room set 2 days ago from O, before that I assembled a large computer desk...6 years ago, I still have the desk, it's survived 3 moves and the thing still looks brand new. For this table, all of the pieces and parts where there, but the nail holes were not in the right place, the screws wouldn't go down into the holes for 50% of them. I tried to start over but once you get the silver locky thingys in there you can't remove them. I am really good at essembling these types of pieces but this one literally made me cry. I you simply must have this table I suggest hiring a professional to put it together.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Spot on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good size and nice finish, would have seemed sturdy if I could have assembled it
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
Was looking for something that would go with some of my **** furniture, but that had a little more spunk and storage. This fits the bill perfectly! It wasn't too hard to put together, and seems very sturdy. Arrived in only 3 days with no damage. SO HAPPY :D
The wood used is actually pretty thick for this table and I love the black wood grain look.I would have rated the table 5 stars but where the shelf attaches underneath the table the screws come loose very easily and in my case required me to purchase some wood glue to seal them in place. I do move the table around a lot so likely it it were stationary at all times I would not have had the same issue.. This is a great table for the cost!!