I ordered 2 of these shelves to put on each side of my fireplace and I couldn't be happier with the quality and appearance! The wood shelves are actually darker then they appear in the photograph (which I prefer). I was able to put them together all by myself and it probably took only an hour. I really like Christopher Knight's pieces.
Very nice looking. Steady enough for a spindly side table — even on carpeting. This table is the perfect height for a side table next to a couch or chair, and it will keep your drinky-poo within easy reach as you vegetate in front of the TV. Assembles in seconds — just screw in the legs. The veneer on the table top is satin finish and warm in tone. The wood blocking to which the legs attach is pretty much obscured by the top when the table is viewed from most angles. Curvaceous tables like this are great for small, "cozy" rooms. You can scoot by them without fear of a corner carving away a ribbon of flesh. In the case of this table, it's light enough that it would tip away from you before it amputated your leg, but still ... It's also a good match for the Christopher Knight Elam coffee table. I recommend both of them!
The design is very attractive and construction is fairly easy but there is small issue with the assembly. 1. The Allen key provided in the assembly kit is not good enough to tighten the bolts because all 10 bolts dive deeper into the wood. 2. The final step is tightening the legs with wood rails using 38mm screws. Undoing this step because of any other reason will actually affect the sturdiness of chair because they leave a very wider hole in the legs and won't go any deeper when you tighten the screws for the second time. 3. The user manual is trash. You will be confused with "Part" and "Pack" keywords in every section of the manual and pictures shown with screws are a joke. It would have better if a longer version of Allen Key is provided with a well written manual. I Wish Christopher Knight would release more fabric colors in this model.
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