This looks really, really good in my rather small apartment and adds much needed storage too. It was easy to put together even for one person although the boxes are very heavy and especially the table top. it is all wood except the inner panels that back the cubbies. It goes together with bolts and cam locks, all you need is the included allen wrench and a phillips screwdriver. I am a little concerned about how well the stools will hold up because the legs are just glued together where they cross, but we shall see. I am very happy with this set and would recommend it to anyone needing a stylish small dining set. I especially like that it is counter height.
I've had this set for about a year now, I use it as a desk for my home office and I've found it to be very nice. It was rickety when we first put it together, but a quick trip to he hardware store for some brackets fixed that - after adding brackets it is very stable. I know another review said their wood top was not that good - my wood top is excellent quality and is very beautiful. One of the chairs did arrive broken, Overstock was able to very quickly send us a replacement chair without any hassle what so ever. Compared to similar models at mall stores - this set is significantly better priced and is the same quality as what you would receive from the mall store (PB). I'd definitely recommend this table.
I had been eyeing this exact size and style of desk from an upscale retailer for years to use in my quilting room, and decided when I recently moved that it would be my big splurge. Then I found it here for less than half of the price there, plus I had an email coupon! I'd have preferred to buy just the desk, but the barstools came with it. When it arrived, one of the legs for the barstools was broken in half, but the overstock customer service was great and shipped me a new leg right away. Overall, the desk is exactly what I was looking for and worth the price alone. The barstools are nowhere near the quality of the desk; they're wobbly and nothing special, they are being donated immediately.
It was easy to assemble. However, I do not recommend this for small spaces. I tried to combine the usefulness of it in my small apartment, making it a dining table and a desk, but it is far too big for an apartment. The dimensions are accurate, so it was my fault for not mapping it out in my apartment. The color in the picture is accurate, so it is more of a tobacco color, not espresso as described. The seats are also black vinyl, not a dark brown vinyl. The wood finish is nice, but it is not as sturdy as it appears. The table is wobbly for having seemingly wide bases holding it up. I thought this would make me more productive, as sitting on stools would force me to sit upright. But, my back started hurting ever since I got this desk, so stools are not for me. The stools are also not very sturdy. I'm 95lbs, and it was fine for me. But the stool is not sturdy enough for anyone over 100 lbs. Shipment came in 2 boxes. One of the stool legs came damaged during transport, but Overstock customer service was very helpful.
We needed a "hobby desk" for my husbands fly tying. The end bookshelves are perfect for organizing all the supplies. Love the counter height can stand or sit when working on projects.... works great for what we needed. Went together easily, directions were accurate. As other reviewers stated a little wobbly from side to side but right to left very sturdy. Just needed a couple additional brackets and perfect.
This table is beautiful and fits perfectly in my library-style dining room. I love it. Having said that, I would absolutely NOT recommend it. While the table top is solidly constructed and beautiful, the construction/assembly of the bookcase portion is so ill conceived that you can literally shake it. If someone were to trip and use this table as a support, it would collapse underneath them. There is no crossbar support system. Completely ridiculous.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poorly Constructed
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate