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 Feb 13, 2011

Better than average design, less than average execution of that design. Overall the finish is nice and seems to stand up well to routine cleaning products. However, the finish is a bit soft, after only a few weeks the top surface has four tiny little indented parallel lines from a cat slipping as they jumped off -- something I have not seen in my higher quality furniture finishes. Maybe the finish will cure and harden over time, but those dents are permanent unless I want to refinish the piece. I don't think it is worth that investment. The Qing Hall Table went together fairly easily and I glued each joint which makes the table very stable. However, I was disappointed that the holes for the decorative fretwork between the leg and the underside of the table were misaligned On All Four Pieces! To get a snug fit -- the proper position -- on the fretwork I had to remove pegs on one side, modify, glue and fit the remaining two pegs and then make sure the fretwork remained in the correct position while the glue dried. Annoying, time consuming, and completely unnecessary if the design had be properly executed at the factory. Yes, I would purchase this table again, even knowing what I know, because it fits it's space in both style and function and the price was right. However, I cannot recommend the Qing Hall Table to friends because I don't intend to help them modify it to corrects its multiple faults.

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