So nice looking and has great style! I’m using it as an entry table, looks great with my beach theme.
The table is of good weight and well made. My hubby assembled this in no time at all. The directions were super easy to follow. Feels very sturdy to hold a lamp and many nicknacks.
Big plus this didn’t have any foul odors gassing off either.
Easy to put together. Make sure to sand prior to finishing the furniture. There can be some spots that are not visible with wood glue that doesn’t take stain. We used paint on the sides and stain for the tops and sealed with 3 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane, sanding between coats. I LOVE HOW THEY TURNED OUT!! Highly recommend.
We painted sides white and stained shelves walnut. It was great because I was able to exactly match the cabinets I wanted to put the table between. Looks great, nice solid wood. Only gave 4 stars because there was some glue on the shelves that didn't show up until stained. My husband had to sand it out and restain, which was time consuming.
The table went together without any problems. It is solid wood and seems fairly strong. We finished it with MinWax stain without any special prep, and then applied one coat of Minwax Satin polyurethane to the whole table, and three coats to the top and the tops of the shelves. Then we attached a "skirt" panel and are using it to hide our computer components and cords behind a 30 inch high and 48 inch wide desk, it being the perfect size for that.
The only room we saw for improvement was as we applied the finish we discovered what appeared to be glue smudges from its manufacture, which did not take the stain at all, leaving white blotches. We coped with that by the use of a carefully applied pattern of black and brown permanent marker to the blotches, dried only for a few seconds before wiping it to distribute the color evenly, attempting to match the stain color. It worked fairly well, at least disguising those areas by blending them into the overall color and alternating grain pattern. A darker stain would have presented more of an issue, we think.
Overall, it worked out great for our purpose.