Just bought two of these tables. I must commend Overstock on the packing job for these tables! The outer box had tons of bubble wrap, foam sheeting & packing tape on the outside of the box itself. These things were very well protected - inside & outside of the box- no dings, chips or scratches whatsoever. Took ten minutes to get under all the bubble wrapping to get to the boxes themselves. Well done, Overstock!!! The first took about an hour to assemble b/c I didn't think the assembly instructions (illustrations only) were super clear so some of my assembly was by trial and error. However, the second table took only half an hour to assemble & the finished products look really nice. Most of the table appears to be made of real wood & appears sturdy. The drawer is not the best, but we won't be using that too often so for our purposes, since we needed narrower end tables, these will work perfectly!