I bought this table last November and have been building an extension so too busy to write a review till now. This is a brilliant idea, we have used it constantly since we got it. The table wood is beautiful and I suppose it's a shame to cover it up, but I bought a heat resistant protector and a table cloth at the same time as the table and therefore you get no stains at all. I would never expect to put items straight onto this type of wood, so if you buy this table, remember the protector. Otherwise, the best ever space saving cumfy seated table we've ever had. Well done!