I've been shopping online for a piece like this one for a while. I am so glad I chose the black as it's quite a statement piece. The one that the large store that starts w/ a W sells that has a neat slide out feature didn't have great reviews so this one was my best bet. Hubby was waiting for a massive chunk of cruddy wood and dented parts to arrive. I knew it was going to be a tedious task for him. I am happy to report that he was complimenting the nice, well cared for packaging was put into place to ensure no damage during the delivery process. He was able to assemble everything by himself except for lifting the top to put in it's place. That inlay is VERY HEAVY. The only negative is that anything we put on the granite inlay tends to put a ring on it. No matter if it's wet or what, if it sits there and you move it, the evidence will be there. I've only used a wet paper towel to clean and it doesn't wipe the ring away... I'm sure the rock is porous but even when something isn't wet it does this. We thought maybe because of the sunlight the table gets (It's in a bay window) caused it. All in all, we are very happy with this item.