I thought I would have to return this item, even though I loved its appearance. The legs have to slide into a groove in order to be attached and they just wouldn't go in. But my lip gloss came to the rescue and after I had applied it to both the groove and the wood projection, they finally slid in. Now I am happy with my two bedside tables but they still aren't the greatest craftsmanship in the world. For the price though, they are still worth purchasing.