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IKEA Lack Coffee Table, slight damage to top, very lightweight table

Great table, just came damaged (minor). I like the size and shape of it, definitely fits my room and the look i’m going for. But the packaging wasn’t too great, one of the screws for the legs/table was loose in the box and caused a pressed in spot on the table. I would return it, but i’ve already assembled it fully (really simple to assemble which is awesome). I recommend going to an ikea to actually buy this item ( a bit cheaper too than on here, but i don’t have a store near me and 200$ for shipping is ridiculous when i can get free 2 day with prime). Overall, i’m happy with the product and can get over it, but i recommend buying it from the store and not from here if you can.

Serviceable, but over-priced and slightly damaged upon delivery. The coffee table itself is perfect for our needs (young couple living in a short-term junior one-bed apartment). It’s lightweight, tidy, easy to assemble and, overall, looks more expensive that it actually is. However, much like previous reviews, our table arrived with minor cosmetic damages. Not the end of the world, but still slightly frustrating, considering that fasthomegoods charged ~$15 for delivery. We picked up a second table for $10 on craigslist, which was actually in better condition than what fasthomegoods delivered to our door. So, fyi – it’s a decent coffee table, but look elsewhere and you’ll find it cheaper.

Why so many negative reviews?.

Key specs for IKEA Lack Coffee Table – Black/Brown:

  • Length: 35 3/8 “
  • Width: 21 5/8 “
  • Height: 17 3/4 “

Comments from buyers

“IKEA coffee table, Great Price – Easy to Assemble, Serviceable, but over-priced and slightly damaged upon delivery”

Great table, just came damaged (minor). I like the size and shape of it, definitely fits my room and the look i’m going for. But the packaging wasn’t too great, one of the screws for the legs/table was loose in the box and caused a pressed in spot on the table. I would return it, but i’ve already assembled it fully (really simple to assemble which is awesome). I recommend going to an ikea to actually buy this item ( a bit cheaper too than on here, but i don’t have a store near me and 200$ for shipping is ridiculous when i can get free 2 day with prime). Overall, i’m happy with the product and can get over it, but i recommend buying it from the store and not from here if you can.

Slight damage to top, very lightweight table. It took about 20 minutes to put together. Decent enough table but for over $50 (product plus shipping) i expected way more. The top of the table also has a dent in the veneer so you can see the particle board underneath. I’ll put a magazine over it, and simply don’t want to deal with the hassle of shipping this thing back. It simply wouldn’t be worth my time. Pretty disappointed though and only giving this 3 stars. I have pictures of the damage but can’t seem to post it here. It wasn’t damage in transit, it was already damaged when this was shrink wrapped or whatever by ikea manufacturer, not this seller.

It would have been good, if. . One of the edges hadn’t been dinged in shipping. I bought this for my ex-wife (she needed a coffee table in her apartment and with past ikea experience i knew assembly would be a snap) and when i assembled it with her after christmas i was very disappointed to see the big ding on one of the top edges. It was easier to color the light-colored spot with a sharpie marker than to repack it and return it, but padding in the box needs to be improved for shipping this product.

We pretty much dragged that thing through every bit of life. My wife had bought this originally at ikea about 5 years ago, we pretty much dragged that thing through every bit of life we had, she loved that table so much i bought her this as a replacement and it is beautiful.

This table is kinda small for a family, but it is good for holding some basic things. It is really lights, so my son moves it all the time. It is easy to get installed.

Every thing about this table is perfect except one thing , the shelf under it isn’t really thick and has the potential to bow if you have to much weight on it. In my case it’s my 2 year olds toys that he shoves on the shelf. It only has one screw per corner holding it maybe 1/4 inch long. I did however use a little wood glue before i screwed the legs on because they only have one twist screw per leg. Beside all of that the table is nice and light weight and easy to clean. I gave it 4 stars due to the shelf. Just been waiting for it to get a bow in it.

Nice inexpensive alternative – just know what you’re buying. We bought this for the man cave. We use the basement for kids playing video games and my friends and i watching college and pro sports. I bought this coffee table and the matching side table for this area. The coffee table arrived with no damage (unlike previous reviewers). I wanted cheap options since it was just the basement. These would be good options for dorms, basements, etc. I wouldn’t put it in my family room, unless i had little ones who spilled things all the time : – )temper your expectations and you’ll be fine.

This is the second i purchased of this table (2 or 3 years apart). I use one for my television and one for the side of the futon/couch where i often sit to read and study in the living room. An end table wouldn’t provide enough space for books, etc.

I love this so much, it’s big but not too big, i just love it. Absolutely perfect and very sturdy. I stand on it something to change the light bulb above it.

I love this so much, it’s big but not too big, i just love it. Absolutely perfect and very sturdy. I stand on it something to change the light bulb above it.

Nice inexpensive alternative – just know what you’re buying. We bought this for the man cave. We use the basement for kids playing video games and my friends and i watching college and pro sports. I bought this coffee table and the matching side table for this area. The coffee table arrived with no damage (unlike previous reviewers). I wanted cheap options since it was just the basement. These would be good options for dorms, basements, etc. I wouldn’t put it in my family room, unless i had little ones who spilled things all the time : – )temper your expectations and you’ll be fine.

This is the second i purchased of this table (2 or 3 years apart). I use one for my television and one for the side of the futon/couch where i often sit to read and study in the living room. An end table wouldn’t provide enough space for books, etc.

But beware of the shipping. . I was really excited for this to come in so i could sit on the floor and have a surface to do my drawings on. After i opened up i was disappointed. The corners were crushed in a bit and peeling. Some of the sides were dented in. I love the products functionality but the way it looked after it arrived not so much :/.

Took a bit to get here but it was very nice. Easy to put together and seems pretty study but also light. So far my fiance and i love it :).

It was way more then i expected. Its also lightweight and easy to move. For the price, it was a steal. I cant see any brown but its still wonderful.

All in all, this is worth the $40 bucks. If you have the money and you want a super nice coffee table that will last for years, buy something else. I would recommend this for people that live in dorms, or apartments; it’s super light weight, and easy to put together. It had a couple of scratches and the ‘measuring’ tool was cracked when it arrived, but nothing serious. It’s attractive, but i don’t expect it to hold up to the pressures of life for very long. Don’t plan on any table dancing on this thing.

Very easy to put together and very light weight. Very easy to put together and very light weight. The top surface scratches easy. I got this for a lego building table in my son’s room and it scratched with the first time he played legos. I will get a furniture pen to fix it however it bothers me that a small lego can scratch it. That is why it only gets 4 stars from me.

Why so many negative reviews?.

Love the smaller table underneath, for more storage.

The table looks good, it looks more black than brown. Only complaint is this table is half the cost on ikea’s website. I should have ordered from there.

Coaster Country Style Coffee Table : Coaster furniture coffee table

Doesn’t look as nice as i thought it. Some boards out of alignment, wouldn’t buy it again, doesn’t look as nice as i thought it would.

It is a wonderful rustic country looking coffee table and just the right. Just put this together today. Assembly was much easier and quicker than i envisioned when i first opened it. It is a wonderful rustic country looking coffee table and just the right size for my living room. It’s very heavy but easy to move around with the wheels. I’ve been looking for a table like this for about a year and have to say i’m delighted i purchased it.

Excellent addition to our home. Arrived in perfect shape and very easy to assemble. We have a mexican inspired home and it fit into the decor perfectly. The wood is exceptional and the iron coasters are heavy and substantial. We are very satisfied with this purchase.

Looks just like the picture. This table looks like the picture, and it was easy to put together (but parts are pretty heavy so you may need help if you’re not otherwise young or fit). And there aren’t any corners cut from what i can see in any parts you can’t see in the picture. Nice and sturdy, no imperfections that don’t seem intentional with the theme of the table. You can’t go wrong with this one if you like what you see in the picture.

  • Excellent Addition to Our Home
  • Wonderful Buy **** Quality Table
  • Solid, beautiful table for a fraction of the price of comparable products.

Coaster Country Style Coffee Table

  • Country style
  • Wheels
  • Made from wood and metal
  • Assembly required
  • 47 in. W x 31 in. D x 16.5 in. H

I bought a table from city furniture that was crap from the first day it was delivered/assembled. I bought a table from city furniture that was crap from the first day it was delivered/assembled. The legs stayed loose, the entire experience was horrible. I bought this as a replacement, you can stand on it. It looks good, its sturdy and anyone can put it together.

The table is absolutely beautiful and exactly what we were hoping for. Much cheaper than a bunch of other models elsewhere that are almost the same. Great product for the price.

Wonderful buy **** quality table. It is really nice quality and both the wood and wheels are sturdy and well made. The box is heavy and you might need to two people to put it together although it is possible with one if you’re determined 🙂 it was easy to assemble and the wheels turn, but one of them doesn’t rotate as easily as the other. However, i am able to move it around. It’s the perfect height for a coffee table.

Excellent packaging and easy installation with clear instructions. Exactly as shown in the picture, dimensions accurate, excellent packaging and easy installation with clear instructions.

It is a wonderful rustic country looking coffee table and just the right. Just put this together today. Assembly was much easier and quicker than i envisioned when i first opened it. It is a wonderful rustic country looking coffee table and just the right size for my living room. It’s very heavy but easy to move around with the wheels. I’ve been looking for a table like this for about a year and have to say i’m delighted i purchased it.

Solid, beautiful table for a fraction of the price of comparable products. . I saw a comparable table at restoration hardware years ago for $1000 and, while rh claims to use authentic, refurbished factory carts (as opposed to replicated creations) i couldn’t fathom spending that much for a coffee table with old, uneven wood beams, exposed nails and an unpredictable wood color or wheel condition. I did my due diligence searching for a similar table. A friend bought a comparable but affordable one, the henry coffee table,at world market which when i went to purchase, found had been discontinued. Luckily, i ended up landing on this coaster table:** lower in price but better in quality than the others i’d seen** strong and sturdy** solid wheels and wood** wood is finished and smooth (mine is slightly darker than in picture) but still has rustic accents that give the impression of an old factory cartmy only caution would be to measure your space. It’s a pretty big table, but fits great in my small apartment. I gave it 4 stars because my table did have a little nick/splinter on one end.

Tables and found this one to be equal or better in quality and appearance as the others but priced. Compared this table with many other similar tables and found this one to be equal or better in quality and appearance as the others but priced significantly lower.

I just got this, and assembled it. It took about 15 minutes to get it out of the box and about 15 minutes to assemble. Much easier than removing from box hahait looks great and feels solid. Only complaint is that one of the wood planks is slightly raised higher, making an uneven table surface. But i guess that’s the restored/re-purposed look. Not enough to lower to 4 stars.

I really do love the style and design of this table. It adds a great touch of rustic to your spacepros: style, sturdiness, wheels make it movable, wood is rough cut and seems to have a semi-gloss or satin finish. Cons: it moves when you put your feet up. (hubby will rig something i’m sure. )also, make sure you have a vacuum handy while removing from box and assembling.

Great table, great value for the money.

Coffee table is awesome strong. . Coffee table is awesome strong. The table was not damaged due to excellent packaging. Only down fall of this order was the shipping dates. It took us 15 days to get it. Other than that we love the table. Looks just the the add picture.

It’s perfect, beautiful and looks great in my living room. I was excited to have found it,and even more excited when i received it. It’s perfect,beautiful and looks great in my living room.

This coffee table looks great in my living room. I’ve received many compliments. It arrived in perfect condition and it was no problem assembling. I’m so glad that i bought it.

It’s perfect, beautiful and looks great in my living room. I was excited to have found it,and even more excited when i received it. It’s perfect,beautiful and looks great in my living room.

Absolutely gorgeous for the price. It’s not as fancy as the high-end version of this replica, but it’s pretty darn close. Everyone compliments it and swears it’s from that ‘hardware’ store. Super easy to put together, but heavy. So i needed help from my beloved husband. We were done in less than ten minutes. If you like this design, it’s well worth the $300+ we bought it for.

Very easy to put together and it looks like an 800. Very easy to put together and it looks like an 800 dollar table.

Love the structure but ended up using darker stain myself. Love the structure but ended up using darker stain myself because the wood did appeared more ‘factory aged’ then naturally aged. Way too light if you like darker more authentic vintage look.

Sauder Edge Water Lift Top Coffee Table in Auburn Cherry : This is a great addition to the living room

This is a great addition to the living room. This is a great addition to the living room. The top is easy to lift and put back down. The color blends well with my other wood furniture.

I would prefer a smoother glide open and close like i have seen on other units. I haven’t had any issues with tipping, i usually only use for school work or eating dinner. My only issue would be the lift mechanism. I would prefer a smoother glide open and close like i have seen on other units. Other than that i am happy with my purchase.

Sauder Edge Water Lift Top Coffee Table in Auburn Cherry

  • Finish: Auburn Cherry
  • Top lifts up and forward to create versatile work surface
  • Hidden storage beneath top
  • Open shelves for additional storage and display
  • Finished on all sides for versatile placement

I would prefer a smoother glide open and close like i have seen on other units. I haven’t had any issues with tipping, i usually only use for school work or eating dinner. My only issue would be the lift mechanism. I would prefer a smoother glide open and close like i have seen on other units. Other than that i am happy with my purchase.

This is awesome, and assembly not as scary as others reviewed. I just put this together with my 22 year old cousin. We are very experienced with furniture assembly, and this was actually one of the easier assembly jobs we’ve done. It took us about an hour and a half to do, with frequent pauses. The drill holes were perfectly spaced, the instructions very clear. The last step with the top does take two people, just to have one person hold the heavyish lid while the other person aligns/screws it in. But even that isn’t too difficult. It’s the perfect size and the lifted tray is the perfect height. Lots of game nights in our future, and a comfy place for me to work.

This is a great addition to the living room. This is a great addition to the living room. The top is easy to lift and put back down. The color blends well with my other wood furniture.

Sauder Edge Water Lift Top Coffee Table in Auburn Cherry : Lifting and putting down the top is very smooth.

This is awesome, and assembly not as scary as others reviewed. I just put this together with my 22 year old cousin. We are very experienced with furniture assembly, and this was actually one of the easier assembly jobs we’ve done. It took us about an hour and a half to do, with frequent pauses. The drill holes were perfectly spaced, the instructions very clear. The last step with the top does take two people, just to have one person hold the heavyish lid while the other person aligns/screws it in. But even that isn’t too difficult. It’s the perfect size and the lifted tray is the perfect height. Lots of game nights in our future, and a comfy place for me to work.

Altra Owen Retro Coffee Table – Very nice table) I bought for a 1

The easiest piece of furniture i have ever put together. Instructions are clearly written, pieces are well packed, and they send you spare pieces.

Simple and sturdy and exactly what i was looking for for my little living room.

This table is the perfect fit to my rustic theme living room. However i had put a tiny piece of scotch tape on the edge for just a few seconds and when i peeled it off the paint came off too. To quick fix it i had to shade the spot with a ball point pen.

  • Best price for the hairpin leg tables
  • Looks exactly like it does in the picture
  • The table was great for the price and space I have available

I like this coffee table a lot. No wobbling at all when i am using a laptop on it and typing on the keyboard. When i am sitting on the rug, the height of the table is about right for me to do things (eat food, use laptop, etc.

I always like to sit with my legs under the coffee table when i eating. The sharp edges here make that quite uncomfortable. It’s also really light and moves around if you like using it as an ottoman. It’s otherwise sturdy and attractive, would make decent college or guest furniture.

Features of Altra Owen Retro Coffee Table, Sonoma Oak/Gunmetal Gray

  • Bring functionality and modern style together with the Altra Owen Coffee Table
  • The slim profile easily fits in tight spaces and makes a small room seem less cluttered
  • Coffee Table is simple to assemble – just attach the 4 legs to the table top
  • Metal hairpin-style legs create a throwback to popular mid-century designs for a fun retro, industrial feel
  • Sonoma Oak table top and Gunmetal Gray legs bring an updated style to your décor

Great price, great quality. . No damage during packaging/delivery. (was a bit hesitant after reading previous reviews)overall, a solid table for half the price that i saw it for on other sites.

I was really hoping to love this table. Unfortunately you can tell it won’t last long. Upon arrival it already had a crack in it. (i live in nyc and do not feel like dealing with the hassle of returning or exchanging it) it’s not solid wood, so it will probably chip pretty easily. I will try to find a cover or something for it so it won’t wear as fast. It was however incredibly easy to put together.

Very nice table) i bought for a 1. Very nice table) i bought for a 1,5 year child. So it combines the function of table for child’s activities and regular living room table.

This table is very nice for the price and completely sturdy.

Excellent purchase, i love it. . I was hesitant bc it looks tall for a coffee table, and when it came it was also heavy. Its a beautiful piece for the money. It has plenty of surface for my needs.

The table was great for the price and space i have available. The table was great for the price and space i have available. I’m able to place some books (even if you only see one at the time i took this picture), a candle, and my laptop when working. It was easy to assemble and delivered in great condition.

We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and. We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and sees this table, which is hilarious since it’s so cheap. The fake wood finish is not nearly as tacky as you would think. We’re going to keep the current tabletop as long as it lasts and then reuse the legs.

So easy to assemble, durable and looks great.

Excellent purchase, i love it. . I was hesitant bc it looks tall for a coffee table, and when it came it was also heavy. Its a beautiful piece for the money. It has plenty of surface for my needs.

Looks exactly like it does in the picture. Looks exactly like it does in the picture. It is not the best quality (not real wood at all), but i have eaten several meals on it without a placemat in hot bowls and put down drinks without coasters and have not seen any damage occur. I would say it will definitely handle normal wear and tear. I also expect it to last at last a few years but its only $50 so for that price it is absolutely worth it. The style is amazing and i get so many compliments.

Its exceptionally sturdy and looks great in my apartment. For the price paid, its exceptionally sturdy and looks great in my apartment. 10/10 recommend if you are looking for something cheap but looks good.

The table was great for the price and space i have available. The table was great for the price and space i have available. I’m able to place some books (even if you only see one at the time i took this picture), a candle, and my laptop when working. It was easy to assemble and delivered in great condition.

Nice, sturdy and very simple to put together.

I bought the matching tv stand, and found a bookshelf on amazon that matches the wood color. It is amazing for the price and we always get compliments on it.Make sure to use coasters though, because it will make the ‘wood’ bubble.

We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and. We get compliments whenever someone walks into our house and sees this table, which is hilarious since it’s so cheap. The fake wood finish is not nearly as tacky as you would think. We’re going to keep the current tabletop as long as it lasts and then reuse the legs.

This table was so easy to assemble. This table was so easy to assemble, and wow, it’s a standout. Hot tip: pay a little extra at a local store that will do a custom glass cut. It made the table look expensive while remaining an incredible value. Will order more from the collection.

Looks exactly like it does in the picture. Looks exactly like it does in the picture. It is not the best quality (not real wood at all), but i have eaten several meals on it without a placemat in hot bowls and put down drinks without coasters and have not seen any damage occur. I would say it will definitely handle normal wear and tear. I also expect it to last at last a few years but its only $50 so for that price it is absolutely worth it. The style is amazing and i get so many compliments.

Was looking for something inexpensive that had more. Was looking for something inexpensive that had more of an industrial/rustic look. The price is great, the shipping was earlier than expected, the assembly took less than five minutes and the color is true to picture. Can not say enough good things about it.

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Mestler Rectangular Cocktail Table : Beautiful Table!

This is a beautiful, sturdy table from ashley furniture for a great price. Really easy assembly as well. The colors on the bottom slab give it a lot of character. The table did have a minor nick on the top, but other than that this is a really nice piece of furniture.

Beautiful, sturdy, good quality, great finish, what else could you want?. Absolutely love this coffee table. The colored boards underneath are not too bright, and add a nice touch.It’s a solid wood table, good quality, sturdy, and was easy to assemble. As long as you are good with a pop of color, 100% recommended.

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Mestler Rectangular Cocktail Table, Rustic Brown

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  • Splash of subtle color
  • Slat-style bottom shelving
  • Reclaimed look
  • Easy to assemble
  • Assembly instructions, hardware, and tools included

Great, sturdy coffee table but like most of the. Great, sturdy coffee table but like most of the reviewers noted, the colors of the wooden planks are much brighter. I didn’t mind at all, and actually prefer them this way. It is a large coffee table so my recommendation is just to make sure it’s not too big for your space.

Beautiful, sturdy, good quality, great finish, what else could you want?. Absolutely love this coffee table. The colored boards underneath are not too bright, and add a nice touch.It’s a solid wood table, good quality, sturdy, and was easy to assemble. As long as you are good with a pop of color, 100% recommended.

I loved the fact that this table had multi coloured slacks. I loved the fact that this table had multi coloured slacks at the bottom. The colours are very subtle but make the look fun and different. Really lights up the room since i have monochrome furniture. The quality is much better than what i expected.

Ashley Furniture Signature Design Mestler Rectangular Cocktail Table, Rustic Brown : I loved the fact that this table had multi coloured slacks. I loved the fact that this table had multi coloured slacks at the bottom. The colours are very subtle but make the look fun and different. Really lights up the room since i have monochrome furniture. The quality is much better than what i expected.

Like most other comments the colors on the bottom are brighter than the listing, but they’re still a nice washed out shade. The table was incredibly easy to put together (there are only 8 skrews total.All the same size, tightened with an allen wrench). Very sturdy but not too heavy.

At first i didn’t like it and wanted to return it but then after. I actually thought when i purchased it that the bottom wood panels were the same color as the top. I didn’t find out until i opened the box that the bottom wood panels were actually multiple colors. At first i didn’t like it and wanted to return it but then after a day, it grew on me.

Shipping was faster than expected and this is a beautiful piece. It looks even better in person. The package had a few rips and the table had a small dent in the top edge, but we decided to keep it as it is rather than hassle with returning it for a replacement. We are very happy with the purchase.

However, this is our replacement table and it had 2 scratches on it. We returned the first table because the box was torn on the side and the table was badly scratched on the corner. We didn’t know this one was scratched until we opened it.

At first i didn’t like it and wanted to return it but then after. I actually thought when i purchased it that the bottom wood panels were the same color as the top. I didn’t find out until i opened the box that the bottom wood panels were actually multiple colors. At first i didn’t like it and wanted to return it but then after a day, it grew on me.

Shipping was faster than expected and this is a beautiful piece. It looks even better in person. The package had a few rips and the table had a small dent in the top edge, but we decided to keep it as it is rather than hassle with returning it for a replacement. We are very happy with the purchase.

Like most other comments the colors on the bottom are brighter than the listing, but they’re still a nice washed out shade. The table was incredibly easy to put together (there are only 8 skrews total.All the same size, tightened with an allen wrench). Very sturdy but not too heavy.

Great table, pesky staples. . Overall this is a very solid table. Very easy set up, comes with the allen wrench needed for the bolts. My only complaint which caused me to reduce a star is the fact that they stapled the hardware bag to the underside of the table. The staples were a bit of a pain to remove even with needle nose pliers and during the removal some damage was done. There were about a dozen staples total between the hardware bag and the box with the legs. It is a tad shorter than i would like but it is very reasonable for the price. This would be a five start table if it weren’t for the staples.

This is a beautiful, sturdy table from ashley furniture for a great price. Really easy assembly as well. The colors on the bottom slab give it a lot of character. The table did have a minor nick on the top, but other than that this is a really nice piece of furniture.

However, this is our replacement table and it had 2 scratches on it. We returned the first table because the box was torn on the side and the table was badly scratched on the corner. We didn’t know this one was scratched until we opened it.

Great table, pesky staples. . Overall this is a very solid table. Very easy set up, comes with the allen wrench needed for the bolts. My only complaint which caused me to reduce a star is the fact that they stapled the hardware bag to the underside of the table. The staples were a bit of a pain to remove even with needle nose pliers and during the removal some damage was done. There were about a dozen staples total between the hardware bag and the box with the legs. It is a tad shorter than i would like but it is very reasonable for the price. This would be a five start table if it weren’t for the staples.

Garretson Storage Box Coffee Table in Espresso Finish – Looks great and has plenty of storage.

Took a couple hours to put together. Especially the top piece at the end. Overall, though, it’s a nice, sturdy piece of furniture.It was a little more dark than i expected. It kind of looks black if it’s by itself. That’s my only complaint really. Plus i honestly didn’t even use the glue that came with it because it wasn’t in the instructions. The hardware that you put it together with is more than enough support.

Is made of sturdy materials and is easy to put together. This table comes well packaged, is made of sturdy materials and is easy to put together. The instructions are bit vague but as there are not that many parts, it’s not hard to figure out. I don’t know why it says you need an allan wrench and a wrench, you just need a screw driver (power drill makes it much easier). I was expecting a wheeled slide on the top drawer but instead it is a wooden slat slide, this actually works very well and can be switched (as i did) to bring you table top closer to you instead of opening away from you. The ‘feet’ this table came with are. Not the best, you’d probably do fine without them, i bought some small 110lb baring ball caster wheels to fit on the bottom to give this thing a little mobility, the leg end wood is heavy sturdy wood, should work.

Decent enough but assemble instruction is a pain. Pretty decent coffee table but comes with pros and cons. I could have deducted 2 stars for this product considering the hassle i had to go through to assemble this product. I almost gave up assembling this and was about to throw this in garbage. However i gave 1 more shot the next day and it turned out to be much much better and hence deducting just 1 star. Here are the pro’s and cons. Pretty solid after its completely assembled. Strong enough and you won’t feel that it will break easily. Storage option comes really handy and the sliding top gives you even more storage. Not something that will easily slide away with little force. Coming to con’s which can be a pain for many people:1. The assembly instruction is pathetic.

  • Lots of Storage, looks nice on the outside. Some bad design decisions and horrible instructions
  • is made of sturdy materials and is easy to put together
  • Fills the need well.

Looks great and has plenty of storage. . The table looks great and did not take especially long to put together. My husband and i took about an hour and a half. I would not recommend trying to put this together by yourself as there are steps where multiple large parts need to be lined up in order for the cam bolts and wooden pegs to go in correctly. I took off one star because i wish the top had a light magnet that would keep it from sliding so easily. Just putting your feet up on the table causes it to move a little. The table looks great and the storage is wonderful.

Amazing coffee table dreadful assembly. Not sure how useful my review will be since it appears like i bought the last one for now. Anyways, i love the coffee table. The main reason i bought it was because it has lots of storage. You can store a lot of games or books or whatever in the top section, which is really handy. In the lower section, you can store smaller items such as manuals, remote controls, etc. Another thing about this table that is quite useful as well is that the top slides towards you. This is pretty nice when i am eating on the couch and want to slide my food closer to me. On the actual table itself, i give this a 5/5. The reason i’m not giving this a 5 stars however, is the assembly is incredibly difficult.

Features of Garretson Storage Box Coffee Table in Espresso Finish

  • Dimensions: 47″ W x 23.25″ D x 17″ H
  • Finish: Espresso
  • Materials: Wood, veneer, MDF
  • Two (2) deep drawers and a sliding table top panel provide plenty of storage space
  • Assembly required

Decent enough but assemble instruction is a pain. Pretty decent coffee table but comes with pros and cons. I could have deducted 2 stars for this product considering the hassle i had to go through to assemble this product. I almost gave up assembling this and was about to throw this in garbage. However i gave 1 more shot the next day and it turned out to be much much better and hence deducting just 1 star. Here are the pro’s and cons. Pretty solid after its completely assembled. Strong enough and you won’t feel that it will break easily. Storage option comes really handy and the sliding top gives you even more storage. Not something that will easily slide away with little force. Coming to con’s which can be a pain for many people:1. The assembly instruction is pathetic.

Took a couple hours to put together. Especially the top piece at the end. Overall, though, it’s a nice, sturdy piece of furniture.It was a little more dark than i expected. It kind of looks black if it’s by itself. That’s my only complaint really. Plus i honestly didn’t even use the glue that came with it because it wasn’t in the instructions. The hardware that you put it together with is more than enough support.

Amazing coffee table dreadful assembly. Not sure how useful my review will be since it appears like i bought the last one for now. Anyways, i love the coffee table. The main reason i bought it was because it has lots of storage. You can store a lot of games or books or whatever in the top section, which is really handy. In the lower section, you can store smaller items such as manuals, remote controls, etc. Another thing about this table that is quite useful as well is that the top slides towards you. This is pretty nice when i am eating on the couch and want to slide my food closer to me. On the actual table itself, i give this a 5/5. The reason i’m not giving this a 5 stars however, is the assembly is incredibly difficult.

Lots of storage, looks nice on the outside. Some bad design decisions and horrible instructions. Purchased this coffee table because my dog kept stealing the magazines and remotes off our old table. It was very hard to find a decent looking table with a lot of inside storage (for a low price). Let me start off by saying it is doing the job i needed it for. I’ve seen a lot of people complain that their was to much packing material in the box, let me just respond to that with was your product damaged in shipping?. I’d assume the answer is no. This probably had to be one of the best protected furniture products i ever saw, while probably not the best for the environment, i did not end up with any broken pieces. Now lets talk about the directions, they are horrible, here is my list of complaints with the directions:1. Page 1: tools required for assembly: allen wrench(included) , phillips screw driver, wrench.

Assembly wasn’t too difficult, but it took me about 3 hours to do on my own (i’m not very handy and i’m petite ). Would take far less time if i had another set of hands to assist. The storage this coffee table offers is unmatched. I currently have 2 throw blankets, all of our remote controls coasters, beer cozies, and all of my husband’s gaming controllers and headphones inside. When we lounge on the couch, i put the extra throw pillows inside as welli definitely recommend this.

Overall, this is a great product. . I use it as a serving station for guests. 2 oz capacity cappuccino mugs in the left bottom drawer (you have to use mugs that are 3. 5 inches high or shorter, but i still wanted them to be large – cappuccino mugs are perfect), a variety of teas in the top left section, plates, utensils and napkins in the bottom right drawer, and blankets, remote controls, tissues, etc. Pros:beautiful colorstorage is very convenienti love having a serving station for guests that is right in front of us while we spend time. Guests can have tea or food as desired, rather than feeling pressured to get it before sitting or waiting until asked to add more hot water to their tea. It looks like a very nice quality piece of furniture, if not inspected too closely. The open top can be used as a table while eatingmy guests love it and it’s very convenientcons:the top doesn’t slide smoothly and catches/sticks. The pieces come with the rollers for the drawers already attached. The bottom right drawer sits lower on the right side of the drawer than on the left and the whole drawer is lower than the left drawer. It’s annoying and it looks like i put it together poorly, but it came that way. Disappointed with the design flaws.

Looks great and has plenty of storage. . The table looks great and did not take especially long to put together. My husband and i took about an hour and a half. I would not recommend trying to put this together by yourself as there are steps where multiple large parts need to be lined up in order for the cam bolts and wooden pegs to go in correctly. I took off one star because i wish the top had a light magnet that would keep it from sliding so easily. Just putting your feet up on the table causes it to move a little. The table looks great and the storage is wonderful.

I bought this for my den because i needed a sturdy coffee table that i can store things in. I was replacing a glass top coffee table – which, btw, glass top coffee tables are a very bad idea with young kids. That said, i needed something nice and sturdy, because while i don’t encourage my children to sit and stand on the coffee table, it happens, and i don’t want anyone getting hurt. This arrived very well packaged. Seriously, i spent the first 30 minutes removing everything from the box. I’m not complaining, all the drawer pieces were in their own box, all the nuts and bolts were in their own box and everything was well labeled. And nothing was damaged, which is what really matters. The ups had a sticker on it that said it was over 70 pounds.

I bought this for my den because i needed a sturdy coffee table that i can store things in. I was replacing a glass top coffee table – which, btw, glass top coffee tables are a very bad idea with young kids. That said, i needed something nice and sturdy, because while i don’t encourage my children to sit and stand on the coffee table, it happens, and i don’t want anyone getting hurt. This arrived very well packaged. Seriously, i spent the first 30 minutes removing everything from the box. I’m not complaining, all the drawer pieces were in their own box, all the nuts and bolts were in their own box and everything was well labeled. And nothing was damaged, which is what really matters. The ups had a sticker on it that said it was over 70 pounds.

I really like the way it looks in my living room. Very highly functional and very chic. I really like the way it looks in my living room. The drawers and top compartment are roomy enough to hold many of my fiance’s video games, as well as all the controllers for the tv and multiple game systems, and a throw blanket. I gave it four stars since it was a bit confusing at first to put together, and the pieces were a bit too heavy for me to move on my own. My fiance had no problem moving it on his own though, and he got the hang of how to assemble it according to the directions pretty quickly though, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. I would definitely recommend this coffee table.

Can’t go wrong with this coffee table. . Quick delivery and very easy to assemble. Kind of smelled a little funky for a week or two but that went away. Very hard to keep the surface clean but we live in northern california and are living in a dust bowl. Contemplating having a glass top made. Still all-in-all this is a great product for the price and looks great in the tv room. Demand coasters and oven towels if you use for eating. Hey it’s football season, stuff becomes airborne.

This coffee table was bought to replace a huge square one that covered twice the area and had no storage, and it works wonderfully well. The photo shows the drawers facing out but my son assembled it so they face the couch for easier reaching, and they handily hold magazines, all the remotes, and all of the other clutter these tables seem to accumulate. I took away one star because one of the eighteen little bolts holding it together had no threads, rendering it useless. We called the company and are still waiting for one to arrive, but using the table and it works all right without it.

Bought this for my wife for our anniversary. Shipped out fast and was easy to put together, about an hours worth of time. The storage on the top of the table is so spacious. I’d like to add that this table acts as a table that has a hidden door that thieves would look over and ignore to push open the top. The two drawers are just so convenient and really compliments the table. I set the table to slide so that it opens past the drawers so that way i can put my feet on the table without it sliding open. I read some reviews that upset some buyers that they hated the fact that they would rest their feet on the table and it caused the table to slide open. Again i just flipped it to avoid that.

Is made of sturdy materials and is easy to put together. This table comes well packaged, is made of sturdy materials and is easy to put together. The instructions are bit vague but as there are not that many parts, it’s not hard to figure out. I don’t know why it says you need an allan wrench and a wrench, you just need a screw driver (power drill makes it much easier). I was expecting a wheeled slide on the top drawer but instead it is a wooden slat slide, this actually works very well and can be switched (as i did) to bring you table top closer to you instead of opening away from you. The ‘feet’ this table came with are. Not the best, you’d probably do fine without them, i bought some small 110lb baring ball caster wheels to fit on the bottom to give this thing a little mobility, the leg end wood is heavy sturdy wood, should work.

Beautiful, solid piece of furniture, but. The only few negatives we have is that one of the inside pieces of the drawers came scratched and they aren’t labeled as well as they could be. The instructions weren’t the most clear either. And like other reviews, you will see any and all fingerprintsoverall, we love it and it’s just what we’ve been searching for.

Bought this for my wife for our anniversary. Shipped out fast and was easy to put together, about an hours worth of time. The storage on the top of the table is so spacious. I’d like to add that this table acts as a table that has a hidden door that thieves would look over and ignore to push open the top. The two drawers are just so convenient and really compliments the table. I set the table to slide so that it opens past the drawers so that way i can put my feet on the table without it sliding open. I read some reviews that upset some buyers that they hated the fact that they would rest their feet on the table and it caused the table to slide open. Again i just flipped it to avoid that.

Love the true espresso finish. Love the true espresso finish.Goes great with the ‘furniture of america more to tv stand 72’.

It was mostly really easy to put together. It was mostly really easy to put together. It took only 2 hours by myself using a drill as a screwdriver; however, 45 min were spent trying to screw the tracks on so that the top could slide open/closed. All of the other little parts were attached to the main boards, so i’m not sure why they left these two tracks for customers to put together, or why the screws were so dang long that they didn’t actually fit in the pre-drilled holes. I ended up using shorter screws that i already had at home.

Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Storage Coffee Table : Had a scratch on the table top covered up with permanent marker

Had a scratch on the table top covered up with permanent marker. Table seems well made, very sturdy. Assembly was easy, the only thing you have to assemble are the legs. The lift top stays in place when lifted up and it goes back down very easy. I took two stars off because after dusting one day i noticed what looks like a scratch about the size of a nickle that was ‘covered up’ with a permanent marker on the table top. I checked the rest of the table to see if there were any other marks like this, but it’s the only one. I don’t know if this was a table that someone returned and that person used the marker or if it was the company that did. Either way, that seems pretty cheap to me.

Came quickly and easy to set up.

Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Storage Coffee Table, Black

  • Lift-Up top, storage coffee table with solid wood base
  • Faux marble surface on the table top
  • Constructed of solid wood and wood veneers
  • Table top lifts with a mechanical hinge
  • Hidden storage compartment underneath

Packaging and assembly mess. Table top supposedly was already screwed to brackets. It arrived and all 10 screws for the top were scattered loosely and embedded into the styrofoam packaging and not connected at all. Had to tear apart all of the foam and box to find all of the screws and only found 8. The screws were junk i found out and instead of most likely having to reenforce the top to the brackets in the future. I went to store and bought a pack to screw it all together. Checked directions and it even said the top was already screwed to the brackets and all i had to do was attach the legs which wasn’t the case. Other than that packaging mess, table is decent and looks nice. Very firm and smooth when opening and closing. Can do one handed and doesn’t tip even without anything stored in the table but stuff on top. Raises up and in about 12 inches give or take.

Pretty good considering the price. Was a little skeptical when reading reviews on this, but here are my thoughts: it arrived relatively light and in a box with 2 pieces, top/body and the legs. Extremely easy to put together (thank god) the marble top is actually very classy, doesn’t look too cheap. Just be aware that it is top heavy, so if you pull it up all the way and then put any more pressure on it than your elbow, it’s going to tip on you. My solution is to not pull it up all the way and just lightly use it for my laptop or taking notes. Also, there is storage inside the table – awesome – but you have to make sure everything is in the center of the storage area or else the table won’t close all the way. Other than that i’m so glad i bought this for my first adult-y apartment.

Really happy with this table and it looks good in my living room. Rest assured, the table ships with the lifting mechanism pre-assembled, all you have to do is bolt on the legs. The faux marble top is attractive and looks and feels like real marble, don’t know what it’s actually made of. It has become my living room dining table in my apartment. I’d definitely purchase a second one for my second bedroom where my stereo and x-box + tv are set up. Under top space is great for remotes, etc.

Dorel Living Faux Marble Lift Top Storage Coffee Table, Black : A few things i wish i would have known. I have had this table for a few months now and it has treated me really well. It caters well to my bachelor living room by being fashionable and functional to my weeknight dinners in front of the tv. There are however two concerns i wish the reviews had given me a heads up on before purchasing:1) the table is very difficult to raise up and down. The table’s legs are so light that when you simply lift the top the legs come with it, so you have to hold both ends and pry the two sides a part. For the first month or so i mostly needed another person to help me lift it because i was afraid of breaking the fake marble top (it would start to significantly bend). It is easier to lift apart now after a few months of breaking it in but i still wish that it were a bit less difficult. 2) this is a petty one, but the faux marble top has a wicked glare. The entire picture on the tv reflects crystal clear into my eyes as i’m watching. I’m used to it by now but it bothered me a lot at first.

This table has changed my life. I live in a one bedroom apartment and there isn’t alot of room for a full dinette. I mostly eat out so the need for a big dinning space wasn’t necessary. This table was perfect for what i needed. Now i can have a place to eat comfortably that doesn’t take up space. It was super easy to put together. It is made from heavy solid wood materials and the faux marble is extremely elegant looking (without the elegant looking price) i did have to place some heavy books in the storage area under the table top in-order-to stabilize the table for use when it is open. (however, this was primarily because i do alot of work at the table now) in conclusion, the table was exactly what i was looking for and was easy to assemble and arrived quickly.

Great table for using a laptop sitting on the couch. . Happy with my table after lowering it. When it came, with the top fully extended, it was much too high for my use which is working a laptop sitting on the couch. I ended up cutting 2 1/2 inches off the bottom of the legs and actually raised my couch around 3 inches and now everything is comfortable. The legs are wood so they’re easy enough to saw on a miter saw or something. The table doesn’t seem to be in any danger of toppling over fully extended. As i type on it now, it has a tiny bit of wobble in it side to side but it to me is tolerable, i’ve had worse wobble in tables before. The top marble finish is just laminated on but it does look nice and shiny. On the underside i noticed out of the box it was starting to curl a bit so i got some black electrical tape and just sealed those curls down to prevent them getting caught and potentially ripping the finish off. So pretty easy preventative fix to that problem and the tape is on the underside so can’t be seen at all.

Pretty good considering the price. Was a little skeptical when reading reviews on this, but here are my thoughts: it arrived relatively light and in a box with 2 pieces, top/body and the legs. Extremely easy to put together (thank god) the marble top is actually very classy, doesn’t look too cheap. Just be aware that it is top heavy, so if you pull it up all the way and then put any more pressure on it than your elbow, it’s going to tip on you. My solution is to not pull it up all the way and just lightly use it for my laptop or taking notes. Also, there is storage inside the table – awesome – but you have to make sure everything is in the center of the storage area or else the table won’t close all the way. Other than that i’m so glad i bought this for my first adult-y apartment.

Packaging and assembly mess. Table top supposedly was already screwed to brackets. It arrived and all 10 screws for the top were scattered loosely and embedded into the styrofoam packaging and not connected at all. Had to tear apart all of the foam and box to find all of the screws and only found 8. The screws were junk i found out and instead of most likely having to reenforce the top to the brackets in the future. I went to store and bought a pack to screw it all together. Checked directions and it even said the top was already screwed to the brackets and all i had to do was attach the legs which wasn’t the case. Other than that packaging mess, table is decent and looks nice. Very firm and smooth when opening and closing. Can do one handed and doesn’t tip even without anything stored in the table but stuff on top. Raises up and in about 12 inches give or take.

Came quickly and easy to set up.

This table has changed my life. I live in a one bedroom apartment and there isn’t alot of room for a full dinette. I mostly eat out so the need for a big dinning space wasn’t necessary. This table was perfect for what i needed. Now i can have a place to eat comfortably that doesn’t take up space. It was super easy to put together. It is made from heavy solid wood materials and the faux marble is extremely elegant looking (without the elegant looking price) i did have to place some heavy books in the storage area under the table top in-order-to stabilize the table for use when it is open. (however, this was primarily because i do alot of work at the table now) in conclusion, the table was exactly what i was looking for and was easy to assemble and arrived quickly.

Great quality and looks really nice. Fooled more than one friend into thinking it was marble lolwhen lifted up it stays up, and i use it to eat or place a laptop. Have not had any issues with table tipping over like some. The storage is not to large, i use it to hold coasters / remotes / gaming controllers. The only complaint i have is that when fully lifted (you cant use it only partially lifted) it seems too high for my couch. I am 5’10 and when sitting upright, it comes up to my upper chest / throat.

Really happy with this table and it looks good in my living room. Rest assured, the table ships with the lifting mechanism pre-assembled, all you have to do is bolt on the legs. The faux marble top is attractive and looks and feels like real marble, don’t know what it’s actually made of. It has become my living room dining table in my apartment. I’d definitely purchase a second one for my second bedroom where my stereo and x-box + tv are set up. Under top space is great for remotes, etc.

A few things i wish i would have known. I have had this table for a few months now and it has treated me really well. It caters well to my bachelor living room by being fashionable and functional to my weeknight dinners in front of the tv. There are however two concerns i wish the reviews had given me a heads up on before purchasing:1) the table is very difficult to raise up and down. The table’s legs are so light that when you simply lift the top the legs come with it, so you have to hold both ends and pry the two sides a part. For the first month or so i mostly needed another person to help me lift it because i was afraid of breaking the fake marble top (it would start to significantly bend). It is easier to lift apart now after a few months of breaking it in but i still wish that it were a bit less difficult. 2) this is a petty one, but the faux marble top has a wicked glare. The entire picture on the tv reflects crystal clear into my eyes as i’m watching. I’m used to it by now but it bothered me a lot at first.

It arrived in good condition and was easy to assemble. I’m so thrilled with this coffee table. It arrived in good condition and was easy to assemble. Look at the other reviewer pictures because those helped me make my decision to buy. It’s a cheap table that looks so nice and expensive.

Had a scratch on the table top covered up with permanent marker. Table seems well made, very sturdy. Assembly was easy, the only thing you have to assemble are the legs. The lift top stays in place when lifted up and it goes back down very easy. I took two stars off because after dusting one day i noticed what looks like a scratch about the size of a nickle that was ‘covered up’ with a permanent marker on the table top. I checked the rest of the table to see if there were any other marks like this, but it’s the only one. I don’t know if this was a table that someone returned and that person used the marker or if it was the company that did. Either way, that seems pretty cheap to me.

I’m not usually one to write a bad review, mostly because i’ve never had major problems with products ordered. This one however warrants an explanation to others who may purchase this product. First off, it’s a nice coffee table. It looks nice, is sturdy, and definitely adds a sophisticated touch to our living room, but it is by no means a great coffee table. We had our first one arrive and when we took it out of the box, we could hear the sounds of screws hitting metal and sliding around in the box. When we took the table portion out, we found that the screws came from the metal attachment that connects the faux marble top to the black base of the coffee table on one side. It seemed that during shipping, the table was jarred around which caused the screws to become loose and fall out. The screws couldn’t be reattached because the holes had been stripped, which we attributed to the jarring. We purchased new, bigger screws, which allowed us to get a more secure fit; however, when we flipped the table over to the correct side, the table wouldn’t close level and had 0.

Received my coffee table today. Be advised: the faux marble top is supposed to be pre-attached to the lift mechanism. You should only have to attach the legs. Unfortunately that was not the case with my table. Somehow all 10 screws that attach the top to the lift mechanism had been torn out. (i could only find 6 of them in the packing material. ) i had to use 10 somewhat large screws, (not longer. You would risk going though the faux marble top. ) re-attaching the top was a pain in the neck but eventually accomplished.

Received my coffee table today. Be advised: the faux marble top is supposed to be pre-attached to the lift mechanism. You should only have to attach the legs. Unfortunately that was not the case with my table. Somehow all 10 screws that attach the top to the lift mechanism had been torn out. (i could only find 6 of them in the packing material. ) i had to use 10 somewhat large screws, (not longer. You would risk going though the faux marble top. ) re-attaching the top was a pain in the neck but eventually accomplished.

I love this table and love that it has hidden storage space. It looks great with my living room furniture and is the perfect size. It was really easy to assemble, the only thing you have to do is screw the 4 legs to the top. Its not real marble but it looks real good and elegant. The mechanism to raise the top is awesome and does the job great.

Which aren’t the worst thing to have ever happened. I’m giving it 3 stars because as others complained it did arrive broken. The wooden frame for the lift top was broken, the wood was split and we had to glue it back together and let it dry for more than 24 hours before we could even put it together. Then as we were putting it together we noticed that one corner or the lift top itself was also damaged. Aside from these problems, which aren’t the worst thing to have ever happened, it is a nice table. It’s a little high for using a lap top on but it’s about right for eating, reading, signing papers, and other miscellaneous needs. As far as appearance it looks really nice and much more expensive than in the pictures. It’s pretty much worth what i paid, but the stress and hassle of having to fix it before we could put it together drag down the rating for me.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table : Difficult to make. (P.S. I am smart enough to build complicated stuff)

Nice piece but troublesome to fit up. After partially completing the fit-up (only the top left), i must say that the table looks really nice. However, i may end up not screwing the top down and instead use some gorilla glue to get this thing fitted. This is the most horrible experience i’ve had trying to fit a piece of furniture together. The holes for most of the cam bolts and connector bolts are too small and it was a struggle to get them in. Those took me an entire night because i got so frustrated and had to stop frequently to calm down should i get too upset and damage the board ( which is not real wood- not an issue for me). The pre-drilled holes are not fully aligned and this causes major challenges especially when putting on the legs and now the top. One pair of cam bolts will fit nicely and then the opposite pair will rest on the wood and take some manipulation to get into the connectors. This of course causes some gap between several of the pieces but those aren’t very visible unless someone is closely inspecting the table. Perhaps the manufacturers should reconsider the cam bolt fit up,although i do like that they reinforce the holes. Overall, the item looks elegant but loses major points because of the difficulty in being fitted up. Sore fingers pads and palms, and having to consider glue definitely detract front he beauty of this piece. ***updated to three stars after i finally fitted the top without glue.

This table requires a power drill to re-drill some of the holes. This leads to a good rule of thumb for whether to purchase it or not: if you’re the kind of person who already has and uses a power drill, you’re probably fine; if not, then reconsider. This was a beast to assemble–and i say this as someone who really enjoys assembling ikea furniture. It required time-consuming prep work: i wiped down all pieces three times to remove excess stain (twice damp, once dry); sealed the stained edges of the feet with clear nail polish to prevent carpet transfer; and did aforementioned redrilling. But, nothing was missing and all the pieces do fit together–you just have to be really careful about following the instructions, and use good assembly practices (tighten evenly instead of one side before the other, don’t strip your screws etc. The instructional diagrams are adequate but a little enigmatic–even trying to be careful, i managed to misassemble one part because i’d missed a crucial detail of which direction the board was supposed to be attached. Possible to assemble this alone (i did) but it’d be easier if you had a partner, and a burlyish one at that (i’m a petite woman, and it was doable but annoying; you only have so many limbs). All that aside, it’s held up great for the couple months i’ve had it–not the sturdiest piece of furniture to start (i wouldn’t stand on it to reach a high shelf), but left alone as a coffee table, it does its vase- and book-holding job perfectly well.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table, Espresso

  • Contemporary and modern styles come together with the Altra Jensen Coffee Table
  • Table top is large enough for your remotes, coasters and décor
  • Two lower shelves, 1 divided for organization, hold your books and magazines
  • Coffee Table is finished on all four sides for versatile placement in your room
  • The straight lines and dark espresso finish create a nice center piece for your living room

I am smart enough to build complicated stuff). Making: the table is very hard to built. All the screws and tit-bits were packed into one bag without any labels so i had to guess what goes where. It takes nothing more than common sense to figure that out. This table requires you to screw stuff in a very hard to achieve angle. Seriously difficult positions. You better have flexible joints.

I was a little hesitant about purchasing this piece after reading all the reviews (hard to put together, stain comes off, flimsy). But i went ahead and bought it anyway, and i am happy that i did. I do not consider myself mechanically inclined by any means, but i found this pretty darn easy to put together. All the pieces fit properly, i had to use a hammer to work some of the pieces down into their holes but aside from that, i had no problems and in about an hour i had a new coffee table. I didn’t feel the need to use any wood glue, like some had suggested, as i felt it was sturdy enough. I wiped down all the pieces before putting it together and i did notice that some of the stain came off on the paper towel. But not enough to be alarmed and since i’ve had it all together and in use, no more stain has come off. Overall, i am pleased with this product and feel it was easy to put together. It is very heavy and solid, i have had no issues with it being flimsy.

I think my table is great for the price i paid. I think my table is great for the price i paid. Although, it’s about $20 less online at wal-mart. I don’t like doing projects, but this was pretty easy. The size is perfect for my living area. The table is heavy and sturdy.

Altra Jensen Coffee Table, Espresso : I think my table is great for the price i paid. I think my table is great for the price i paid. Although, it’s about $20 less online at wal-mart. I don’t like doing projects, but this was pretty easy. The size is perfect for my living area. The table is heavy and sturdy.

Nice piece but troublesome to fit up. After partially completing the fit-up (only the top left), i must say that the table looks really nice. However, i may end up not screwing the top down and instead use some gorilla glue to get this thing fitted. This is the most horrible experience i’ve had trying to fit a piece of furniture together. The holes for most of the cam bolts and connector bolts are too small and it was a struggle to get them in. Those took me an entire night because i got so frustrated and had to stop frequently to calm down should i get too upset and damage the board ( which is not real wood- not an issue for me). The pre-drilled holes are not fully aligned and this causes major challenges especially when putting on the legs and now the top. One pair of cam bolts will fit nicely and then the opposite pair will rest on the wood and take some manipulation to get into the connectors. This of course causes some gap between several of the pieces but those aren’t very visible unless someone is closely inspecting the table. Perhaps the manufacturers should reconsider the cam bolt fit up,although i do like that they reinforce the holes. Overall, the item looks elegant but loses major points because of the difficulty in being fitted up. Sore fingers pads and palms, and having to consider glue definitely detract front he beauty of this piece. ***updated to three stars after i finally fitted the top without glue.

This would be 5 stars if the last 2 screws were to fit properly in their place. . The reason for not giving this 5 starts is because 2 of the screws did not align properly. After putting the coffee table together the screws that are attached to the last/top piece of the coffee table did not line up with the side leg. I took the entire table apart checking each and every screw and corner trying to find where the mistake was made but there was none. Once again for the 2nd time i put the table back together and the same situation, the last 2 screws did not line up with the holes where they were supposed to be inserted. I had to use a hammer to bend the screws so they would fit into the last 2 holes. I would have returned the coffee table but it would have been more trouble trying to get this into the box and just much easier to bend the screws with my hammer. If it wasn’t for this it would be a 5 star review. Although, i will say after getting this together it is a very nice looking table. It is a very deep dark brown (almost black) and matches perfectly with my furniture.

I was a little hesitant about purchasing this piece after reading all the reviews (hard to put together, stain comes off, flimsy). But i went ahead and bought it anyway, and i am happy that i did. I do not consider myself mechanically inclined by any means, but i found this pretty darn easy to put together. All the pieces fit properly, i had to use a hammer to work some of the pieces down into their holes but aside from that, i had no problems and in about an hour i had a new coffee table. I didn’t feel the need to use any wood glue, like some had suggested, as i felt it was sturdy enough. I wiped down all the pieces before putting it together and i did notice that some of the stain came off on the paper towel. But not enough to be alarmed and since i’ve had it all together and in use, no more stain has come off. Overall, i am pleased with this product and feel it was easy to put together. It is very heavy and solid, i have had no issues with it being flimsy.

This table requires a power drill to re-drill some of the holes. This leads to a good rule of thumb for whether to purchase it or not: if you’re the kind of person who already has and uses a power drill, you’re probably fine; if not, then reconsider. This was a beast to assemble–and i say this as someone who really enjoys assembling ikea furniture. It required time-consuming prep work: i wiped down all pieces three times to remove excess stain (twice damp, once dry); sealed the stained edges of the feet with clear nail polish to prevent carpet transfer; and did aforementioned redrilling. But, nothing was missing and all the pieces do fit together–you just have to be really careful about following the instructions, and use good assembly practices (tighten evenly instead of one side before the other, don’t strip your screws etc. The instructional diagrams are adequate but a little enigmatic–even trying to be careful, i managed to misassemble one part because i’d missed a crucial detail of which direction the board was supposed to be attached. Possible to assemble this alone (i did) but it’d be easier if you had a partner, and a burlyish one at that (i’m a petite woman, and it was doable but annoying; you only have so many limbs). All that aside, it’s held up great for the couple months i’ve had it–not the sturdiest piece of furniture to start (i wouldn’t stand on it to reach a high shelf), but left alone as a coffee table, it does its vase- and book-holding job perfectly well.

This would be 5 stars if the last 2 screws were to fit properly in their place. . The reason for not giving this 5 starts is because 2 of the screws did not align properly. After putting the coffee table together the screws that are attached to the last/top piece of the coffee table did not line up with the side leg. I took the entire table apart checking each and every screw and corner trying to find where the mistake was made but there was none. Once again for the 2nd time i put the table back together and the same situation, the last 2 screws did not line up with the holes where they were supposed to be inserted. I had to use a hammer to bend the screws so they would fit into the last 2 holes. I would have returned the coffee table but it would have been more trouble trying to get this into the box and just much easier to bend the screws with my hammer. If it wasn’t for this it would be a 5 star review. Although, i will say after getting this together it is a very nice looking table. It is a very deep dark brown (almost black) and matches perfectly with my furniture.

DHP Parsons Modern Coffee Table –

Features of DHP Parsons Modern Coffee Table, Black Wood Grain

  • “The Perfect Little End Table” for finishing touches
  • Super-light, Hollowcore Contruction
  • Durable wood grain finish is easy to clean
  • For College Dorms, Guest Rooms or Any Room! Easy to assemble – No tools required
  • No need to shop, delivered to your home!
  • This item is eligible for free replacement parts. Contact Amazon Customer Service for more information.

King’s Brand 3 Pc –

Features of King’s Brand 3 Pc. Cherry Finish Wood X Style Casual Coffee Table & 2 End Tables Occasional Set

  • 3 Pc. Kings Brand Cherry Finish Wood X Style Casual Coffee Table & 2 End Tables Occasional Set.
  • X design; solid wood and veneers. Perfect centerpiece for any living space and will surely provide you with more than enough storage space for magazines, books, and remote controls.
  • Dimensions: Coffee table 40”W x 20”D x 16”H, End tables 18”W x 18”D x 18”H.
  • Simple assembly required.