We received the shipment within 2 weeks of ordering the table. Skepticism about online order was present. Pictures present a nice looking table but when I opened and assembled my wife and I were both extremely happy with the design of the table top. The pictures do not do any justice to the top part of the table. The leaf had beautiful grains and the inlay design on top we both felt were great. My wife and I disagreed on the number of chairs. I would say buy the extra two because if you want others to sit at the table for a dinner the bar height chairs are needed...................... DELVERY TIPS: have the delivery person put the table top side down where you will assemble or have the table because it will limit the movement as the table needs TWO people to move when assembled and the table legs need to be put in with the top facing down........................PACKAGING TIPS- the packaging was nice and the driver pointed out that the straps used to keep the table on the skid crished the box a little so before the driver leaves make sure you inspect any crushed packaging. I had no probelm. everything looks nice.............ASSEMBLY TIPS, always be careful not to over-tighten and strip hex bolts. The assembly can easily be done by one person for the table and the chairs but you will need at least two people to turn the table over. Because the table top is heavy if you try to move on your own you may put too much stress on the legs and compromise the bolts/ and threads and could crack a leg. I wish the chair cushions had those great predrilled and threaded bolts to make the assembly completely easy................ ADDITIONAL THOUGHTS: it would be nice to have a touch up kit included. I am worried about the finish because again it looks so nice so perhap an additional coats of poly would be the best solution.