Overall this is a nice piece of furniture. It is sturdy and looks really good. The bookshelves on the side are small so don't expect a lot of storage space. It took several hours for my husband and me to put it together, and this project was delayed further because we were missing one side of the bookshelf. I called the company and they apologized and assured me that they were sending the piece right away. So, I'm waiting patiently for it to arrive. Once it is all assembled, it will be a nice addition to my living room.