As another noted, the "seam" where the 2 halves meet in the middle has a small, uneven gap. This seems to vary a bit as the table is used and the wood and hardware settle into position. I think I will also need to smooth out where the 2 halves meet so they are more flush to each other. The center leaf fits well, and tends to minimize the uneven gap between the table halves, but we don't plan to use the leaf much for just the 2 of us. One correction to a different reviewer: the top is not actually a laminate, but it is a pieced together slab of wood. This is very common with rubberwood furniture from Asia. Try to picture the end of a board cut into the shape of spread fingers with gaps matching the fingers of the next piece of wood. It's very solid and likely more stable (less prone to warping) than a single sheet of wood. This is a soft wood, similar to American pine, so take care not to drop heavy, hard objects on it, and make sure you give it a coat of oil and/or polish routinely to prevent staining. Maybe a coat of varnish or polyurethane if that's more to your liking. I anticipated what I was buying so I wasn't surprised with any of the characteristics noted above. Still, a good buy that fits our needs.
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