I looked at a LOT of coffee tables to replace the one I had. I was concerned about buying furniture online without being able to see/feel it first, but I am completely happy with this purchase. First, this is a very solid piece with sturdy construction: real wood with a lovely color/finish and a strong metal frame with a subtly streaked black finish. It is heavy enough to stay put but not so heavy it takes serious effort to reposition it. The drawers (made with lovely dovetail corner joints) and the lower shelf make maximum use of the footprint/space, allowing items to be stored conveniently away. Of note, the top “slats” of wood fit together with some very slim gaps between them. This contributes to the overall authenticity of the piece, but it is not a completely smooth “countertop-like” surface. I haven’t had any problems with clean-up. If you like the look, have no fears about the quality. As a previous reviewer said, you really can’t find a better table for the (sale) price!