We had only a small space in our kitchen for a table. When I looked online, this table was the only suitable one and Overstock had by far the best price. Assembly was relatively easy. I do agree that the holes were slightly underdrilled. If I had had a more powerful electric screwdriver, it would have helped a lot. Mine is pretty wimpy and I had to use a lot of elbow grease. I don't know why others had difficulty with alignment. Perhaps I was just lucky, but the main thing is that the table extensions are marked L and R. When I first placed them, they were reversed. As soon as I switched them, both the holes and the table edges aligned perfectly. In our little space, having the 2 extensions works perfectly. We use them when we eat, and then fold them back the rest of the time. The table is very pretty and seems well-made. I agree with previous reviewers that I am a bit uneasy about the sturdiness of the extensions, but so far they have never slipped and we only use them for eating. Another thing I really like about the design is that because the extensions are only 7 inches, you can sit at the table without them getting in the way -- a longer extension would block your knees. If you need a small table, this is a great buy and I would definitely recommend buying it here.