Our console looks great and is strong and sturdy. The delivery service was very good, no problems whatsoever, and no damage found on a thorough inspection. The piece looks simple and elegant and houses all of our tv components without clutter. I think the stain is a bit darker than the pictures shows it on my monitor (appears a little more walnut online to me), but is the espresso color described, which is what we wanted. It looks great with our espresso leather furniture. If this has veneered components like another review claims, they are the thickest and most cleverly applied veneers I've ever seen. My console is solid and heavy with good workmanship. I was especially impressed with the drawers, after having had an mdf & cardboard console for the few years prior- they are deep and solid wood, with the felt bottom lining as mentioned in the description, but they are unfinished inside. This doesn't bother me, but it might surprise someone else, so worth mentioning. I give the console 4 stars only because we have found it fairly easy to scratch. Nothing unmanageable, but it will require a little caution and some maintenance with a stain pen. Overall, were very happy with this purchase. Our last console cost about half the price, and we had to put it together out of its cheap materials and watch it fall apart. The Avalon is way more than twice as nice and has been a great upgrade.