This is a table that arrived to me via ups who left it out on my uncovered porch in the pouring rain for about two hours. I called customer service at Overstock before touching the packages to let them know that I might be returning it. To my absolute surprise, not a single thing was wet even though opening the boxes was like peeling a banana! The packaging on this item is so superb containing lots of styrofoam and screw- in leg supports for the table legs. Customer service personnel at O are top notch and very accomodating. The table is so sturdy and very solid. The piece is gorgeous and very substantial. It is heavy. The instuctions are some of the best I have run across in a long time and I put a lot of these type of things together. It is as pictured and not a single scratch on it! I love it. Thanks again Overstock!!