My table has a few physical flaws: A couple of half-inch blemishes in the finish on the legs, and a small 1-inch crack in the finish on the top of the table. It also came with some brackets that seem meant to help tighten a slight gap between the table surface and the square frame beneath it - the brackets didn't work, because the screws won't drive all the way into the wood, even with an electric drill. I assume they were thrown in as an afterthought to fix the gap problem, but they're effectively useless. Without them, the gap is only about a millimeter, and not noticeable enough to be a real concern. All this being said, I'm keeping the table as is. It will do for a discount-priced, slightly imperfect table in my studio apartment.