We weren’t sure how the glossy appearance would look with our chairs and china hutch but it works out well. Although there were a lot of pieces to put together, the instructions were easy to follow and all.the drilled holes were perfectly places and had no issues putting the table together. I do suggest having someone help as the table is heavy and one section of the instructions looked like the table should be turned upside down to insert the screws. Since I was by myself, I had to lie on the floor to finish the last of the screws.
The only negative, for the 4 star rating, is the bottom part of the pedestal is extended (and rightly so, but our chairs cannot slide in closer to the table so we are not saving any space with a narrower table than we previously had. Other than that, this was a good purchase.