I purchased two of these tables for my living room and am quite pleased. I checked with Overstock before ordering to ask two questions; 1. is the top a flat round surface, because the photo shown sort of looks like there is a ledge on the back of the table top. It is, in fact, plain and a flat round surface. That is what I wanted. 2. Does the table require assembly. I was told the description would state 'assembly required' if it in fact was required. The description does not say assembly required, BUT it is. Although the assembly was pretty simple and all the hardware was included and none was missing. But be on notice, assembly IS required. In the end, I love the tables. They arrived in pretty beat up boxes, but there was no damage to the tables whatsoever. They are a nice dark brown and look much more expensive than they are. By the way, the price went down the day after I ordered them, so they are an even better deal than when I purchased them. I am glad I bought them and you will be too.