I bought the coffee table and 2 end tables. They are very sturdy - they are actually much heavier than I expected (it was a little tough getting the coffee table box into the house!). The assembly was straightforward and did not take too much time. They were exactly what I was looking for. My one "complaint", which was stated by another reviewer/customer, is that there is no grout or filler between the pieces of slate. Not that it looks bad, but I kind of think it would look more "finished" since there are (very) narrow gaps between the triangular shaped pieces. You may want to know that while the slate on the tops comes cemented in, the slate pieces that fit in the bottom are loose, and you just set them in place. You could glue them down yourself if you want to, but I haven't seen any need. I'm overall quite happy with the purchase.