I had none of the issues that others had with their table. Mine was in almost perfect condition. There were a few little spots of stain spilled ect, but it was all on the parts that would never show, so I had no problem with it. The espresso color matched my bed which is an atiqued mahogany finish (dark wood with just a touch of red). It went together with just a screw driver ( not even a powered one) in 15-20 min, and I had no issues with the holes. I will have to tap in the little screw covers with a mallet to make them flush, but I would consider this normal. It is a great size, and as far as complaints with the bottom of the shelf and drawer, they are the 1/4" pressboard that most inexpensive furniture uses, if you want something tougher you will have to buy from a furniture store or a custom shop. This has a solid wood top and frame, the side walls are also pressboard. No one would ever know unless they tap on it. I will be ordering a second one for sure, great size and great deal.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]