The table is nicer than I expected. After all the reviews that said the table was hard to put together, I was surprised that it only took me about 30 minutes to assemble it The slate insets in the table bottom are not attached. They come pre-packed and you just place them into the diamond shape (4 tiles to a diamond). A few of the pieces on the table top are slightly chipped, but that doesn't really distract from the look. It's a rugged top that I can have around large dogs and a teenager. Nothing will stain it or scratch it. A huge bonus. The only drawback was that the box weighed 78 lbs. It was hard for me to get it into the house by myself and to hold it all together to assemble. Much better if you have two people to do this.