I enjoy this coffee table more and more. I had wanted a coffee table with a lower shelf for books and to put whatever is on top so that we could place food on the table when entertaining. This is perfect. The table is sturdy. Heavier than expected in a good way. I put it together myself, which was a bit of a challenge, not because it was complicated, but only because it was heavy. I can’t tell you how beautiful it looks, so I’ll post a picture so you can see for yourself. I gave it 4 stars because I am not sure how it will hold up over time, but if it does – it deserves a 5 star rating.