this table looks so much more expensive than what i paid for it, and it's gorgeous! it's a very dark wood, very heavy, very sturdy, but not too heavy to move on my own - and just beautiful. it's larger than i expected, but i'm happy about that. i can get 2 chairs on each side, and a chair on each end. it was super easy to put together, just put on the legs, and they even give you a little wrench to do it. went together in literally 10 minutes, and even though it's a pretty big and sturdy table, i had no problem turning it upright. it's a rectangular shape, instead of a traditional square, which also looks great in my dining space.
the one thing to keep in mind is that smudges do show on the table top fairly easily, but they wipe right off with a duster cloth so the ease of cleaning is a non issue. and the other awesome thing about this table? the freight charge was only $29 for the trip from texas to washington. that's right, 29 dollars for a freight company to deliver this table to my front door, bring it in the house, and place it exactly where i wanted it. if i wanted them to put it together for me, it would have been only an additional 25, but i knew it just needed the legs put on. and no tax either!