The black finish perfectly matches our wrought iron furniture. Beautifully showcases my books. It's an elegant, contemporary look with a sturdy, solid feel. Several of the shelves arrived with nicks in the wood - either due to shipping or perhaps left the factory that way. Nothing was too damaged to really matter. I'll fill them in with black marker. Overall, a great item that would be great for a bedroom or living room!
I am very much disappointed in the color of the wood,It has an orange tint color to it, and looks nothing like the picture. Looks like I'll have to strip it and refinish the whole table to have the color I was expecting. Also, the drawer did not fit properly so I had to do an hours worth of sanding to fix that problem. Otherwise, the table design is quite unique.