I loved the style of this table, but the quality of the material, especially the base, could have been better. The first time I received this item, on movement, the floor of the base literally crumbled! The second one was better, but I would think twice before buying something site unseen again. Shipping gave more problems because of dents from movement.
I am really happy with my choice. I almost got a used drop leaf table through craigslist and I am so glad I got this brand new beautiful table instead! Both sides of the table drop down and can be stored away to make room in a small home. With both table ends up, it makes for a unique formal dining piece. It comfortable seats 4 but you can squeeze in 2 more on the ends if you have more guests. I love the center cabinet - sliver door access on both sides of the table. You can store table linens and decorations easily. I really have nothing bad to say about this product!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Product is as it appears in site photo
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very well made, no assembly neccessary, can be used casually or in formal dining.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? absolutely accurate
This product has a few great features and a few flaws. Firstly, the finish on the tabletop is beautiful, and the tabletop seems to be made of a really nice veneer/wood combination. The gateleg functions flawlessly and goes from end table to 3 person table instantly by folding up one side. The storage is great too. The flaws- there are no casters, as the listing describes. There are plastic pads on the bottom, but this table is 120 pounds so they do not assist in sliding. According to my dictionary, a "caster" is a small wheel, not a plastic pad. I'm still looking around at hardware stores for casters so that my pregnant wife can maneuver this table when I'm not around. Going back to the weight, there is one MAJOR flaw- the tabletop (center section) is very poorly attached to the body of the table. It consists of four pieces of junk wood (probably manufacturing leftovers) with screws through two sides. It's like a poor man's L-bracket, and functions terribly. The joints are all broken, although it's just too big of an ordeal to return this behemoth. I already had to return one because the manufacturer does a very poor job of packaging the table. The first one arrived mangled, and the one I kept is only slightly smashed in a few places. Once I get this thing repaired and find casters for it, I'm sure I'll love it. Until then, it's just yet another fixer-upper begging to waste my time!