I spent a lot of time searching for a glass coffee table that had aesthetic appeal and also didn't break the bank, so I was pleased when I came across the one by Coaster Furniture. And, to go along with it, I needed a pair of end tables, which brought me here. First, the good. Assembly couldn't have been easier. If you can use an Allen wrench, you can put it together. You can do it by yourself, although having a second person wouldn't hurt-just for getting the lower glass shelf into the tight space. In terms of appearance, while it's described a "black nickel," you might think of it more as dark chrome. The frame is certainly reflective, although not annoyingly so like bright chrome. Note that the length and the width aren't the same, which gives you a little flexibility in terms of orientation. Now for the bad. There was a quality control issue with each table. The top panel glass was a little scratched on one of them. On the other, one of the legs was dented pretty badly at the bottom. And for both, the welded joints could have been done a lot better AND the frame wasn't perfectly square, which meant that the glass shelves didn't sit perfectly evenly. If these were the coffee table-which is front and center in my living room-rather than end tables that are less exposed, I would be pretty upset. I don't know if I just got unlucky or what; fortunately, the coffee table was much better. Overall, I wanted end tables to match, so I'm happy with my purchase, and Hayneedle took care of me. You can end up paying a lot more for other glass end tables, so even with the QC issues, you can't really go wrong here.