I am really glad that I got this table. It looks great (even better than pictured) and it is sturdy and well made, not at all flimsy or 'cheap'. I ordered this table to complement my new couch and rug. The steel base is sturdy and stable and the top is a nice, rich dark brown but not too shiny or plastic-y. I really like the table and it is a bargain at ***. I am thinking of getting a second one.