I was a little apprehensive about purchasing the table after reading several reviews that gave me the impression the table was cheaply made and not very sturdy. My husband assembled it, warned by me of some of the problems others had encountered. The only negatives we saw were that the bolts supplied to hold the table together are bright brass (black would have been a better choice), but they really aren't too obvious (a dap of black paint would fix the problem) and that one of the decorative scroll pieces does not fit tigtly and jiggles. Again, a dab of glue would take care of the problem. The table is on our living room and looks great. We use it to display an antique Buddha incense burner and other religious objects. While I agree it is not the kind of furniture that would withstand the play of small children, it is perfect for our home and we are very pleased. My husband lived in Korea for several years and said the table is typical of furniture that is used there.