This is a great table for a very small space. WIth neither of the leaves out, it's pretty darn small. I usually leave one of them up, and put the other up only if someone else is going to sit at the table with me. I bought chairs separately, and buyers should be aware that chairs will not push in under the table on two of the sides - they will only fit on the sides with the leaves. The space between the legs is 17" on the sides with the leaves and 13" on the sides without. For me, that's not an issue because I don't need to seat more than 2 people except very occasionally. It's sturdy, was extremely easy to put together (just screw in the legs) and works perfectly for my purposes. The leaves are level and sturdy. While I wouldn't sit on one of them, they held a big pile of books without sagging. The mechanism to slide the leaves in/out is firm so it holds well - in other words, it's difficult to accidentally push it with your knees. All in all, a great purchase.