Style meets functionality with this sophisticated coffee table with drawers. Ideal for displaying treasured keepsakes, the tables three drawers offer discreet storage of your items. The beautiful walnut cherry finish will complement any decor. ...more
I bought the coffee table and 2 matching side tables. They are VERY heavy and seem very sturdy. The only thing I don't like too much is the black painted lines on the drawer fronts. If it goes with one's color scheme it could look very nice, but for me, I'm going to paint the black lines to dark brown or sand that part to see if I can get a rustic look on it.
The assembly was okay but there are no pre-drilled holes for the wood screws to go into the bottom shelf. There are also no pre-drilled holes for two front pieces that receive the drawer to be attached to the sides. (The piece where the screw enters has the holes, but the piece that the screw ends up going in to join the two is not pre-drilled.) Anyway, even if you don't have a drill, you can still assemble the tables and it will hold sturdy because it's held together at a lot of places. I used my drill and drilled starter holes under the bottom shelf AFTER it was sitting in the right place. My smallest drill bit was too short, so used the next big one and bored in just a tiny bit, lining the drill bit through the holes provided on the ledge pieces of table legs. That made it easy to start the wood screws and tighten them. But, even without this, the bottom shelf would sit properly. You'll just need to be careful keeping the table straight when moving it.
The other problem was that almost all the drawer bottoms cracked when screws were inserted to tighten the slider rail to the bottom. It was soft wood and the screws went in easily even though there weren't any pre-drilled holes, but you can see the crack through the holes. It seemed that the drawer would still hold and function, so I didn't return the pieces. I did drop some of the provided super glue at those spots just in case. (I tried drilling holes using the thinnest drill bit. But when I put the screw in, the wood still cracked. Perhaps because I didn't drill deep enough.). So far the drawers are functioning smoothly.
If you are not physically strong, you'll need help, even to bring the package inside. It's very heavy. You'll also need help putting the top onto the frame because you can't just plop it on, you have to be careful and align the screws and dowels into the right holes.
I didn't like the drawer knobs. They are metallic silvery black...like those shiny metallic magnets that can be made into bracelets etc., so I bought these two dollar antique looking silver knobs from our major hardware store to match our other hardware, and they look beautiful.
All in all, the tables look beautiful, and hopefully would last a good while as they are made of some very strong wood and have a beautiful finish and look stylish and more substantial than ordinary coffee/side tables one sees in stores.
After looking for years for an affordable, well-made coffee table, I read the reviews and settled on this coffee table and end table. My husband and I LOVE IT! We have a rather small house, with limited storage space, so whenever we see something with drawers or shelves, we gravitate toward them. We spent Friday evening assembling them and are enjoying them this Memorial Day weekend! Well made, easy instructions (except for the drawer part!:)) Everything was labeled with letters so you weren't fumbling for what part went where...the screws were in numbered bags....overall, a great product and very affordable! Only complaint, and it's minor...is that one of the screws for the drawer handle was stripped but easily fixed with a toothpick (old McGyver trick). HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Can't wait to buy the matching sofa table.
The table is as described. What wasn't described is that it arrived in over 100 pieces. The assembly was only in pictures and not very clear. It took us many days to assemble this table. If you are not good at assembly, I would NOT recommend this coffee table.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
After seaching every possible furniture store near our home and not being able to find anything to match our new decor we checked Overstock.com. The talisman coffee table and matching end tables met our needs for appearance but we were abit hesitant about making the purchase. It's difficult to determine quality of an item with just a photo. But after much thought we went ahead and purchased both the coffee table and two end tables. They were shipped very quickly, packaged very well to protect the tables from rough shipping state to state. We were pleased as to how heavy these tables are/ Very sturdy and look much like tables costing 2-3 times their price. Although it took some time to assemble them the instructions were easy and clear and the manufacturer even included extra screws, dowels etc. which to me means a company that understands what it takes to make the customer happy. we are very pleased with the item and the purchase from Overstock. thanks much...
The color and size fits perfectly in my living room. Took a little time to assemble but the finished product was worth the time. The drawers do not slide easy but I think in time they will. Right now it takes just a little effort to pull out. Not bad...perhaps hard for toddlers to pull which may be good. I'm really happy with this coffee table and I would recommend to my friends.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top quality. Well made.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
Beautiful coffee table. Like other reviewers said, it took a long time to put together but its doable. Very sturdy, solid wood and will last for years. The drawers are nice for remotes, magazines, etc. The color had a little hint of red and i was going for more expresso brown, but it looks very nice and takes on the color of the other wood in my living room. Def recommend!
Bought the whole set, end tables, coffee table, sofa table, Drawers were a little tricky to install at first, but after the first one, it seemed easier. having the extra storage is great & the wood quality is attractive & durable
I ordered the Talisman coffee table, end table and the accent/side table together. Packaging was good. I did have three drawer ends on the coffee table which had some shipping damage though. Was able to stick the small stripped pieces with Super Glue which was also in the hardware pack provided. All three pieces took me around 7 hours to assemble. They look beautiful. Do remember to pre drill holes for the slides on the drawers. Like others have mentioned, otherwise you will end up stripping the wood. I stripped one side of drawer end, then I remembered the reviews. Rest of them I pre drilled and had not problem.
Hello, yourrt. Hope your day is going well. There is no known reason why not, though some are of the opinion that the oil finish makes it hard to stain. Others say there's no problem. I recommend you consult with someone in a woodworking store to be sure. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 29, 2013
Check out Annie Sloan chalk paint. No need to sand and works great on wood.jennette2003 on Feb 27, 2014
What are the measurements from the top of the bottom shelf to the bottom of the drawers? I want to know how much storage space is on the actual shelf - like if there is enough for me to put a basket. Thank you.airmilt on Sep 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It is just a tad over 6 inches. A small basket would work.freckles1946 on Jan 26, 2013
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