We bought this table after reading all the reviews and it was as described. I didn't expect a high end quality table, but found that it's a nice quality item for the price. I've already knocked my drink over twice and love the tray top for clean up! We're going to get a piece of granite cut to fit and insert it for a waterproof surface. It assembled easily and I did it myself without any help. I've assembled a lot of cam-style items so if you've done that it's pretty easy to do. It arrived with a chunk out of one corner of the box so I expected some damage that UPS would have caused. There was a couple of small scratches, but they were at the back of the table and won't be easily seen so I didn't go through the hassle of a return.