I have mixed feelings on this set. I definitely think it is a better value to buy the full espresso set together versus the pieces separately in other colors; however, I really only like the end tables in this set. They are sturdy and functional. The coffee table is wobbly, even after my husband tightened it as much as he could without breaking it completely apart. It is not super sturdy, and, because it wobbles, it looks cheap even though it did cost quite a bit!! If you are looking for something with lots of shelves, stick with the end tables but ditch the coffee table for something else!