The table is gorgeous, period. The packaging was perfect, no dents or scratches and the quality is just fine. My only complaint is that this table is way too high to function as a coffee table. I guess I could have read that before purchasing it, but I didn't and was surprised after assembling it. Yes, I did not do my homework, but really, is there furniture that tall? Coffee tables are not supposed to be higher than your sofa, but I have not seen a sofa that tall yet. I'm tempted to find a craftman to cut some of the extra length to make it a little bit more functional.