This table is better than I had anticipated! I needed something for a very small space in a NYC apartment, and I wanted something that was small but also looked nice. The hardest part of assembling the table was the hinges for the drop leaf. In the end, It may have been better to just leave the leaf off, because the supports for the leaf aren't terribly strong so you couldn't really use the extension for food or for a dinner plate, and with the leaf down you can't really seat a person on that side of the table. Nonetheless, it's a very nice and attractive table and just perfect for my small space.