I was attracted to this table because it looked like an alternative to pricier****** iron tables. Also, as I was using it as a bedside table, the size was more appropriate. Unfortunately, it just didn't measure up. First of all, the finish is inferior. It's supposed to look "distressed"; instead it just looks like a bad black finish with shiny silver showing through in a few places. Also, assembly was VERY difficult. I have plenty of experience assembling furniture, am mechanically inclined, and have the right tools. But the holes did NOT line up, and I still have leftover bolts that were just impossible to insert. I am using this table in just the way that I had planned, but that's only because I don't have the time or patience to deal with the hassle of returning it.