I love the idea of having a cocktail table, ottomans and when need it - dining table. The table had a long scratch in it, but when i put the placemats on it, the scratch was covered. I was able to get the lift to work once, then it would not go down. I contacted customer service, who were excellent. Unfortuantly, I wasn't able to just replace the lift but would have had to send everything back. They did give me a discount and were very helpful, kept me informed of the status and did care. With the discount they gave me, I bought a hydrolic lift for chairs that to my great suprise was the right size and works great. If you have the lift up for using the table, it is a little wobbly so you don't want to put too much weight on it, but it is sturdy. It comes with 4 ottomans that are storage units also. They hold a lot and are very sturdy. I have a couple heavy set friends that sat on the ottomon - it held up and they were comfortable too. The ottomans are triangled perfectly and complete the circle under the table and legs. The legs for the table have big round "feet" on them that are easy to adjust to make it sturdy. They are not so big that they look ugly or are in the way, but the right size to properly get it level. I have it on carpet and was able to get it leveled easily. I definately give it an excellent rating for idea, and customer service. I would have given it higher marks if it didn't have the long scratch and if the lift would have worked. It definately looks attractive, is not bulky and fits perfectly with a sectional sofa. The color of the table is mahogony color and the ottomans are black, tle table stand and legs are shiny chrome. Anyone that has seen the set just loves it. Yes, i would recomend it.