This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a clean lines table that was higher than standard tables and sturdy. I needed it for dining part of the time and as a work area most of the time. Since it is counter height, I can sit or stand and work comfortably. The only down side to this table was the assembly. The pieces are very heavy and awkward to handle alone. In addition there is a lot of wood glue to use (included) and about 80 screws. By the end my hand and wrist were junk and it lead to me accidentally putting a scratch right in the top.