It's sturdy, attractive, elegant, can be used as a dining room table or as a workspace--so I'll probably buy another for that purpose. It took me about 20 minutes or less to install. REAL EASY. My boyfriend really wanted to help put it together, but by the time he came back from taking out the garbage, I was done. There's a small nick on one corner, but it's tiny and I don't really care. The table doesn't stain either, no rings from glasses, no coasters!