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Reader’s End Table : I was blown away by the high quality.

I was blown away by the high quality. . The construction is absolutely top notch. Not cheap mdf with connectors that you would worry about putting any weight on for fear they will crumble and tear apart. This unit went together very easily. One shelf for my laptop (heavy). One for incoming mail, magazines and catalogs to review, etc. One for note paper and calendars.

I bought it in small mahogany. As others have stated, the stickers provided to cover the bolts on the sides don’t match. I had always planned on placing it where those aren’t seen, so that didn’t matter to me. It took about 30 minutes to put it together by myself. The instructions provided are only pictures.

I was blown away by the high quality. . The construction is absolutely top notch. Not cheap mdf with connectors that you would worry about putting any weight on for fear they will crumble and tear apart. This unit went together very easily. One shelf for my laptop (heavy). One for incoming mail, magazines and catalogs to review, etc. One for note paper and calendars.

Good value, but top is fragile. . Heavy, solid piece of furniture. However, i made the mistake of lifting it from the top, which then tore off from its attachment to the sides. Be sure to not lean on the cantilevered top, nor lift it from the cantilevered top, and you should be fine.

  • Small and Sturdy
  • OH MY GOD THIS IS FANTASTIC. I looked at all those similar flimsy ones
  • Watch out for the wood grain finishes!

Reader’s End Table

  • Designed for corners and small spaces – keeps your reading material organized and easily accessible
  • Shelves hold books, magazines, tablets, and other household items
  • Sturdy construction with melamine finish
  • Small: 4 shelves – measures 15″W x 15″L x 22″H
  • Large: 6 shelves – measures 15″W x 15″L x 31-1/8″H

I ordered the small one and it is a perfect fit for the spot i have it in. I ordered the black one, and the wood material was smooth and unblemished, and not easily nicked like some furniture items that have the black color. The assembly was easy enough, there is a little pamphlet with diagrams only, and the pieces are numbered, and it is basically screws and pegs. My husband put the shelves in upside down however, so the screw holes are visible, not facing the bottom as they should be. I’m not going to fret, though, since there will be stuff on the shelves covering this up anyhow. Or i could just put a dot of black tape on them eventually (by the way, there are circles of black material provided to cover the screw holes on the outer sections). My husband said he thought it was too small for the price, but i think the design and size fit my needs perfectly, and i’ve seen them selling for much more elsewhere.

It is sturdy and holds many a magazine. The wood is lovely, the directions seemed simple. However, they weren’t when it came to which side is up. So i had to do the whole assembly over. It wound up, that if the top piece is at the top, all the screw holes show on the up side of the shelves. . So i probably should have started all over again again. Nevertheless, it is sturdy and holds many a magazine, and helps keep the rest of my room a bit neater. I learned that i subscribe to too many magazines. I’d recommend it, with the caveat that the directions aren’t terribly clear for assembly.

Used as bedside tables and so happy. We use them as our beside tables because we read a lot and keep our electronics by our bed. Keeps all of our stuff organized. One downside i will say is pay attention to the screws and accessories that piece them together. A handful of ours were all melted and whacky and we had to improvise. Other than that i love these shelves.

I bought the big one and the little one. It makes a great side table and keeps the general living room detritus from looking like a mess. The big one, however, is just too big. I had measured before buying it and thought it would be great, but the sturdy dark wood makes it look like a more imposing piece than it’s dimensions would indicate. If you’ve got a small space and want to use them as end tables, get the smaller size. Bonus: both pieces can hold a 30 lb toddler batmanning off them. Not a recommended use, obviously, but a sign of quality.

This is a nice little table for organizing magazines and books. It was easy to assemble, and comes with a few extra parts in a separate little bag, which is nice. I like how it looks in my living room. It has the look of a better piece of furniture, even though it is not “real” solid wood. My only complaint is that i find the shelves too large for my magazines. If i placed them as shown in the picture, they would end up pushed back where i could not see what i had. My solution was to place my magazines at an angle, with the open pages sides facing the back corner of the unit (kitty-corner).

Convenient and easy to assemble. The six selves are fine for some configurations. I would have preferred three deeper shelves. The lower shelves require standing or kneeing for access.

I really like the black look. I really like the black look. It took some doing to assemble. I had hoped to assembly myself but i had to recruit my husband for help and he ended up finishing it up. Also the kit did not provide enough of the adhesive covers for the raw holes. It is very sturdy and functions exactly as it should.

Excellent quality, well designed end table. Excellent quality, well designed, end table. I use it next to my home office desk to hold electronics and office supplies (modem, folders etc,). Works well and looks good too.

This is one solid piece of furniture. I was very surprised when i draged in the carton. Great finish on the table, again a pleasent surprise. The assembly instructuions are inadequate. There is a top and bottom (has more holes) to the shelves. Attach all the shelves to one side then attach the other. Turn the unit up and add the top.

I bought it in small mahogany. As others have stated, the stickers provided to cover the bolts on the sides don’t match. I had always planned on placing it where those aren’t seen, so that didn’t matter to me. It took about 30 minutes to put it together by myself. The instructions provided are only pictures.

Super strong, looks good and easy to put together. . I have the taller model and love it. I have placed it kitty corner between two chairs. The shelves are wide enough to hold several books-no knickknacks. Top is big enough to hold useful things like a glass of soda and sandwich. Putting it together is really a two person job. We used and electric screwdriver and a small rod large enough to pass through the nut which is placed inside of a slot.

Watch out for the wood grain finishes. Let me start by saying that when put together, this is a very sturdy piece that feels fairly durable. My complaint is strictly cosmetic. If you buy the wood grain version of this, the stickers you need to cover all the screw holes are a horrible match.They are actually worse than just leaving the screws uncovered. Unfortunately, where i intend to use the piece, it will have 3 exposed sides meaning that one side with screw holes will be highly visible at all times. I would think if you purchase any of the solid colors, the match issue will not be as evident, but stay away from the wood grains like mahogany unless 2 of the 4 sides will be hidden where you intend to use it.

Relatively easy to put together. It was missing a few black stickers used to cover the screws but not a big deal. Dimensions are pretty accurate.

Very high quality, looks great, and is easy to assemble. . Can’t really say much more than the headline, other than if you can use this type of end table, buy this one by brookstone and you won’t be disappointed. I bought the taller version. It was very easy to assemble, and is mechanically very solid design. I am highly picky and this table delights me to finally not be disappointed. This end table is beautiful and solid, yet reasonable priced. Thank you brookstone and amazon.

I ordered the small one and it is a perfect fit for the spot i have it in. I ordered the black one, and the wood material was smooth and unblemished, and not easily nicked like some furniture items that have the black color. The assembly was easy enough, there is a little pamphlet with diagrams only, and the pieces are numbered, and it is basically screws and pegs. My husband put the shelves in upside down however, so the screw holes are visible, not facing the bottom as they should be. I’m not going to fret, though, since there will be stuff on the shelves covering this up anyhow. Or i could just put a dot of black tape on them eventually (by the way, there are circles of black material provided to cover the screw holes on the outer sections). My husband said he thought it was too small for the price, but i think the design and size fit my needs perfectly, and i’ve seen them selling for much more elsewhere.

Oh my god this is fantastic. I looked at all those similar flimsy ones. Oh my god this is fantastic. I looked at all those similar flimsy ones out there for the same price or more. This is very sturdy and heavy wood. I love the column top and bottom thickness, and the rounded edges of the actual shelves. There is more space than you expect between each shelf. I use it like a filing system by my home office desk in my bedroom (which has all black furniture and desk, and it is exactly the same height as my desk, so i’m putting my phone and things on it which really helps with top desk space too). 2 people should work on it for a perfect fit and accuracy. My 87 yr old father insisted on working on it himself (with his bad eyes) when i was busy he did a fine job but did say he wished he had gone ahead and let me help him hold things that you have to line up because the wood is very heavy (in a nice way).

Very nice looking, sturdy end table for the price. Decent quality, sturdy construction, and well finished panels. Instructions were adequate and extra hardware was included with the product as a backup in case any pieces broke during assembly. The only negative i could find was that i had to clean every panel after unpacking due to wood dust and styrofoam debris. But this wasn’t as bad as some self-assembly furniture i’ve purchased from other manufacturers. Overall this is a very clean-looking, sturdy end table. If you’re concerned that the shelves will warp over time, let me set that straight: they’re very sturdy. Possibly fine-grained mdf that will not warp.

The stickers to cover the joints make it look cheap. Meets my functionality need.