From outside, this table looks and feels very high quality but inside, it appears to be made of particle board. The first table was shipped back to the warehouse before it was delivered to me because it was damaged in transit. They sent another one and that one arrived but was still damaged (one corner has a quarter-size chip on the underside which shows the particle board). The table is still usable and looks nice so I'm keeping it. The table was easy to construct, we did not have any problems putting it together. The problem I have with the stools is that there is a foot rest on only one side of each stool. I'm a short person and I have to place my feet on the foot rest because the seat is higher than a standard chair so my feet cannot rest flat on the floor. But the stool always has to be positioned so the foot rest is facing the table. Not a really big deal but a little aggravating always trying to make sure the stools are all facing the right direction. Taller people may not even notice this. Overall, I would recommend this product but would also advise anyone to consider these issues.