I love this table, but to be honest, I ordered because it said it came "assembled." When it arrived at my door I was horrified. I was unwilling to open the package. But when I did, I was amazed and the beauty of the marble. I unwilling set myself to the task of assembling this monster. But it went together quickly and it is the star of the room. The ebony shades of the wood legs, and shelf only help to enhance the beauty of the marble. And to think I almost sent it back without a look-see!