We loved the original design and the fact that it is higher than a coffee table. We still do, if we look at it from far. But it is just the surface. All parts are flimsy, I was afraid of breaking something while assembling and, once assembled, if you push it a little, it bounces. On the places where the bending pieces join, you can see huge ugly patches of glue under the varnish. And nothing is finished on places that you cannot see from a standing position. That might not seem important but it bothers me A LOT. I imagine myself entertaining, a napkin falls, someone bends over to pick it up, looks and sees how terrible the table looks from under. It also have some small defects where nails have gone too far and break the surface... It has been the first time that I have considered returning an item but, since it would cost me trouble + $60 without being sure of getting anything better, I decided to work on it myself in order to make it better. I will not make it sturdy but at least it will look finished.As a positive, the glass comes very well protected and has a grey-blue shade that I like better than the typical transparent.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? I would say it looks more like mahogany in person
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good enough, but the rating is not accurate at all!