Jennyc - 4 years ago
After searching for weeks for a dining-height versatile style table, I saw this table listed across several websites including target.com. With the table on sale and an extra discount for furniture, I ordered this table and anxiously awaited its arrival. It was shipped within a few days of ordering (likely because it was coming from a 3rd party distributor instead of directly from target?) and arrived several days before the beginning of the expected arrival window in two large, somewhat heavy boxes. I was annoyed that the shipper left the boxes in the lobby of my building instead of delivering them to my door, but they were not too heavy for me - as a fairly strong female - to move down the hall to the elevator and down another hall to my condo unit. The table was packed well inside of the two boxes and was easy to remove and assemble. The instructions were not completely clear, and actually provided incorrect instructions for some steps (they appear to be translated into English, but the translation was not from a native speaker apparently). I've assembled enough furniture in my single life to follow common sense and line the correct holes up for assembly. All holes lined up correctly for me, which seemed to be a problem from reviews I read of similar tables I considered. I assembled this alone, and the only issue I had was when I assembled the top and drop leaf pieces (2) the unit was a bit heavy and did not immediately fit perfectly onto the base. The screws that go into the top are a bit wonky and there is no clear stoppage point (they will continue to spin around in plastic casings), but I realized they needed to be screwed into the top more for the top to lay flat - again, the instructions do not provide this information, but was discovered through trial and error. The only thing I was missing from assembly was one cap to cover a screw hole. The shelves also just lay on top of the bars - no screwing, etc. They fit well, so I'm not concerned about this - for now. The top of the table had a few scratches, but nothing for me to dis-assemble and return. The drop leaf pieces are supposed to be held up by two thin pieces of wood for each leaf that you slide out. I'm not convinced these are going to last, especially with curious kitties that like to jump with ferocity. This table has been used for a few weeks now, and I LOVE it. I live in a small downtown studio, and recently remodeled my space causing me to need such a table that could work both as a desk and a dining table. I needed a table that fit in a small space for daily work, but could be extendable for dinner parties, gatherings, etc. The storage shelves are essential for me to store both work items (laptop, etc) and dining items (napkins, flatware, etc). This table is perfect, and I strongly recommend it if you are considering it.