5 Stars By Jane Doe on 2016-09-04
beautiful, easy assembly
I am slowly moving my furniture from whatever it was into Mission style to better compliment my 1928 bungalow style home. I also host a lot of board game events and have found that lots of side tables (and coasters!) are handy for snack plates & beverages because the Euro-style games I like often take up the entire tabletop.
I have many wood pieces so, in the end, the different shades of brown & tan match (without being matchy-matchy), although it helps that I avoid lighter shades of pine or golden oak when possible.
These are a nice dark red-brown.
The instructions are composed of a parts list and the same single instructional diagram (plus 2 sentences) reprinted 3 times (for those not bright enough to notice that all 3 sizes of nesting endtable are built the exact same way).
It took me a few minutes to figure out what sentence 1 meant, but eventually I did.
--Using something thin, hard & a little long (like a bamboo skewer) dig out any sawdust residue in every hole of all tabletops.
--Place tabletop (A) upside down on cloth on flat surface: you will build it upside down
--Put X side of nut (2) so it faces inside of tabletop (so that you can use an X type screwdriver to slightly adjust it)
--Put appropriate leg against base (3 holes side out, 2 holes side touching tabletop)
--Then put bolt (1) just barely inside hole coordinated with hole you put nut into
--Using screwdriver to gently adjust depth and angle of hole-inside-the-nut, gently push/ screw bolt with your fingers until it catches and screws into the nut a little, then move screwdriver to bolt and screw it in mostly.
--Repeat for all 4 (of 1 side of 1 tabletop) before finally screwing all bolts in completely. Repeat 5 times.
(Sentence 2, with diagram, is more obvious.)
The end product looks GREAT; I'm quite happy with the price (uh; thank you, China?), and the style is just what I want more of.
I might buy a 2nd set if I can find a totally different part of the house to put it in (since, again, I avoid the perfectly matching look).
5 Stars By Lancetta on 2016-09-18
Worth the cost and well made!
After reading all the reviews before purchasing these tables, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I opened the carton.
First- the packaging. Which was outstanding! The seller did everything right in extra protection on the corners and edges of the boxes. Unfortunately, there was still a little ding in one of the corners of a table top. I won't be returning it as it's just going in a spare bedroom.
Second- the product. I was very impressed with these tables! They were much heavier and more solid than what I had expected. They seem to be made from a wood product, but I had to look hard to determine that. They look like real wood! The color is oak/cherry and matches perfectly with our woodwork. One reviewer said the finish was "super shiny". It actually is a very nice satin finish; not at all glossy.
Third- The instructions. They were simple, and putting all 3 together only took about an hour. Everything was there (including the glue) and everything went together really well. Because one reviewer said there was a lot of junk in the bolt holes, I did take the time to check them out with a flashlight, and was able to ream them out just using a pencil and a nut pick. Then I blew through the holes and some debris did fly out. But still, they went together very well.
Overall impression - For the money, these are some cute little tables. I am using the largest one as a bedside table in a spare bedroom. The medium one will be a side table for a recliner in that same room, and the smallest one is holding a plant. I'm glad I bought these and would buy again.
4 Stars By RL007 on 2016-08-30
Good price, sturdy construction, good style - make sure color and finish matches
We bought two sets of these tables to go with our oak finished futons after researching several websites. Considering the cost – these tables were the best option we found online. After using them for about six months, we are happy with the sturdiness of these tables. The veneer on wood construction looks good. It was delivered on time and the packaging was nice. Assembly was not a problem except you need to thoroughly clean all the pre-made holes with a sharp knife (see photos) as most of them had left over stuff in it not allowing hardware to fit snuggly. My only complaint is that they are significantly darker than expected so does not match well with our solid Oak futons (see photos). Looking at photos before purchasing, we knew they will be darker but didn’t expect this much different. Also, the finish is very shiny.
5 Stars By Belinda G. on 2015-10-11
Great Tables For A Great Price
These are really nice tables. I am a woman and was able to put them together by myself well within a hour. Easy instructions and all hardware included. You only need to own a screwdriver. None of the tables I received were scratched or damaged in any way. They were extremely well packaged. I feel they are a tad bit darker than the image but I am ok with that. We are very happy with our nesting tables. I Highly recommend these tables.
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5 Stars By MS on 2011-03-25
The 5-star voters get my vote as well...
Can't imagine a negative comment on this product. As advertised in every sense. Look, measurements, style and quality (very satisfactory...for cryin' out loud, it's [...] for three oak tables!), are just what I was told by the ad. Price was great, delivery in less than 3 days, packaging near bullet-proof, assembly a snap. It is a much darker finish than a lighter "honey" oak, but that is made clear in the ad and came as no surprise. If this is something you've a need for somewhere in your home, buy it. And buy it from these folks. :)
5 Stars By Mitchell J. on 2013-03-18
Great Mission look for the price!
We bought these small tables to flesh out the decor our home library until such time as we are ready to do a full blown remodeling. I had purchased an expensive writing table and chair from Simply Amish made from quarter-sawn oak and stained in Michael's Cherry. Not only do these tables emulate the style of this mission furniture, but the stain is virtually a dead-on match! I had read other reviews concerning these tables suggesting that the wood and quality of wood finish were not up to snuff. This was not the case with our tables. Though a veneer, the wood looks authentic and the stain and varnish finish on our tables is flawless. With two phillips screwdrivers in hand, assembly was a breeze. These pieces are well worth the price, and coupled with 2DayDeliver Reward points, the value was even better.
1 Stars By Chris H. on 2014-01-25
Poor customer service
When I received this table set, it looked like the box had been dropped down a flight of stairs and when I opened it, a piece of the table was broken. After contacting the seller to request a refund, it took two and a half weeks to get a return shipping label. During the wait, I had written a review about how displeased I was with them and their customer service. When I did get the tables shipped back, they wanted to charge me a restocking fee (even though the tables were broken) and told me that they would not give me a complete refund unless I retracted my previous review. Do what you will with this info, I personally am done with them.
3 Stars By Sanc33647 on 2017-02-02
Not up to usual Coaster Standards
I've purchased and assembled Coaster Furniture before and had great success. This was not the case here. In each of the three tables the upper right screw fastener hole on one side was misaligned.
The finish on this set was also not up to their usual standards. In this case an orbital sander had been used on the raw wood and the circular sanding marks clearly show in the final finish.
I was able to make this work since I have the right tools handy, but that isn't the case with everyone else.
I suggest Caveat Emptor with this vendor.
3 Stars By DLB on 2015-03-14
Decent looking but headache to assemble
Not bad looking and solid once you get them together, but what a headache to assemb,e due to the cheaply made bolts and barrel nuts. If even slightly out of alignment (very hard to align properly), I tried to screw in, found a bit of resistance then took it apart and the nut was stripped. I ended up throwing away 3 of the nuts and bolts because they were beyond repair. Once I got the hang of maneuvering two screwdrivers and a flashlight I was able to start making progress. I have assembled lots of furniture re before, this was the worst. Oh, and did I say the tube of glue was all dried out.
But having said all that, the final product looks ok for a basement family room or TV room and the price is great.
Sept 6, 2015
These are holding up well.
4 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2012-11-05
Handy tables, style I wanted.
We put in new carpet,bought a sofa and a recliner for my husband with a craftsman look, wooden arms and sides. I looked and looked for nesting tables. We have a weekly Bible study and bring in folding chairs. These chairs end up too far away from tables to set a coffee cup down. With these, I can pull the two smaller ones out and place them where they are available for my friends. The tops of the tables are a little disappointing. Didn't notice the grooves along the top edges in the pictures prior to shipment. Not so fond of those. One chip on a corner, but a little stain covered it. For the cost, these were a good buy for my need.