I purchased this table about three years ago, and I really like it. It is a deep colored wood, and a solid piece of furniture. It does scratch a bit with wear and tear, but it is so dark that you can't really tell. I use a waxy polish to clean it and that works better - it does not absorb the oily furniture polishes, so there is no point in using them.The table is a bit small - it does fit the six chairs that go with it, but they can't all be pushed all the way in (I leave the end ones sticking out a bit and it looks intentional). When I have 6 people sitting at once, I just hope they all like each other! I know it will not fit 6 traditional, rectangular place mats, but I think round chargers would work.I like the dark color and the clean, simple lines of the table. If you have a more modern taste in decor, and a budget, this table might just be a great choice for you like it was for me.