I purchased this nightstand because of the height and dimensions of the surface area. The bed in our spare bedroom is very high and this table works beautifully. The table can easily accommodate a lamp, clock, picture frame and have space to set down a book. The wood looks rich in color, the table construction is solid, and the draw works well. The only problem I encountered was a small chip on the surface due to shipping. Overstock gave me 20% off for repair rather than shipping it back. My husband took care of the chip and it looks perfect. I'm very pleased with this nightstand.