Firstly the staples holding the table onto the brackets had missed the wood completely so the bracket was loose. Secondly, the holes for the bolts don't line up and I don't possess a drill. Thirdly, the quality of the wood is so shocking that it split repeatedly while it was being put together. Fourthly, the wood which makes up the cross piece of the base is bent so the whole thing rocks. Fifth, it isn't vertical. Sixth, the stain is mismatched and quite frankly, it looks like a dog's dinner. Shocking.