beautiful and sustainable
I love this little side table. It's high quality, which is why I spent this much on a side table. It's one of those tables that isn't just a table, but also an art piece. It's absolutely beautiful. I love to run my hands over it, feel its smoothness, the strength of the wood, and smell the scent of freshly cut timber too. I couldn't believe I could still smell it, considering that it's obviously been cut and treated and shaped into a table, and transported across multiple geographical boundaries, but yep, I can smell the fresh timber. I love to look at this table from across the room, in the same way I love looking at beautiful art. Its very existence in my space brings me a small sense of joy and beauty. And, yes, it's functional; sturdy, no wobbling.
I'll note for anyone simply viewing this online that the color of the table isn't uniform throughout. There is a light wood finish on the top of the table that isn't present on the bottom part of the table. Even on the top of the table, the finish was not evenly applied, so that it kind of looks like they ran out and just left it in its unfinished wood state. I actually don't mind that at all, but it did surprise me, as I could not tell the difference in the color gradation online. The non-uniformity of the table's color does not take away from its beauty at all.
The one difficulty I had was that initially, the company sent me the wrong table. I ordered the natural, and I got the black. But I emailed them, and they very quickly fixed the problem, sending me a label to return the black table and then sending me the correct (natural) table at no additional cost to me. They fixed the issue just in time for a pre-Christmas delivery, which I particularly appreciated!
Since I have (unintentionally) seen both the black and natural tables, if you're having trouble choosing, I recommend the natural finish. The beauty of this piece is its authenticity and why choose to cover that up with a synthetic black finish? Go natural, and yes, splurge on this little piece. I'm glad I did.