I had been looking for something with storage to go between 2 chairs. Had regular table but not enough storage. When I saw this side table, I was sure I had found just what I wanted. My mother has moved in with me & we were short of storage space. I was surprised that there was no assembly required, since I'm disabled this was a great plus. The color is darker but goes very well with all other woods. It is a beautiful piece of furniture & I'm glad I purchased it. I'm thinking of getting another it works so well.