I have to say that the coffee table itself is solidly built, but corners were cut in places you can't see. Some wood is not sanded and poorly painted - especially under the lift top. My biggest complaint comes from the slate tiles. They are shown as being vibrant and of different colors. The table I received had drab slate tiles that were nearly all the same color. Additionally, the picture makes it seem as though the slate tiles are smooth and sanded. They are not - the tiles are rough and uneven in height (not so much that your drink will spill, but different enough from the picture to be annoying).