This is a solid piece of furniture. It's a deep, dark chocolate brown as expected. Many other reviewers mentioned that the rails that attach to the drawers didn't have pre-drilled holes and cracked when the screws were tightened. They were right. I ordered two of these side tables, the first one was not pre-drilled and every screw cracked the wood. The second side table actually had pre-drilled holes, but the holes either didn't align right or were not big enough, still had cracks with the pre-drilled holes. Regardless, this is a solid piece of furniture and looks very nice. Took me 2 hours to put together the first one and only 1 hour (with use of a power tool) for the second assembly. The instructions were very easy to follow and all the screws and parts were very well numbered and identified. I would have rated this product a 5 if the cracks didn't occur in the drawers.