I was searching for a small round dining table in a dark finish and this was the only thing I could find for the budget I had. After reading some of the reviews I was a bit hesitant, but now I am so glad I purchased this item! I don't normally shop at Walmart and I am extremely picky about everything I put in my home, but I absolutely love this table! The assembly was no worse than anything else I've put together (it's never fun!), except for like another reviewer mentioned, the holes for the seats were missing so my husband had to break out the drill. Other than that, the table looks great and it is actually very very sturdy and looks much more expensive than $250! Also, just to comment on the finish, I put a wood conditioner/protector on it right away and haven't gotten a mark or scratch on it yet. Highly recommended!