Sitting next to my reading chair, the magazine-rack-side table fills the bill nicely. It's not really wood, but a "wood product" (only the spindles and wooden knobs appear to be real, unadulterated wood--the body appears to be a digested wood product). But for my purposes, it's just right. It's the right size and gives me a surface next to my chair to lay a newspaper or magazine or a cup of coffee, without taking up too much room. The finish is fine, too. The kit went together easily in about five minutes, needing only a slot screwdriver as a last step; a no brainer. As always, shipping was timely and I'd get another if I had a place for it.