The quality is poor. I know it is an inexpensive piece but you have to be very careful or you will damage it. We were very careful when putting it together because you could see it was not high quality. When putting in one of the dowels it just went right through and damaged the top. I have covered it with the monitor. I would return it but I think it would be more trouble than it would be worth. The packaging was very flimsy. It looks good in the picture but it is not worth the money.