I wanted to purchase a new coffee table because our old one not serving the rest of the room properly. It had cup rings all over it and it was not leveled correctly which made things roll off. It was bought second-hand years ago and I wanted to upgrade all our furniture that we bought from yard sales. Anyway, California Furniture Galleries was a company recommended to me by a friend. I didn't know what to expect but I checked out their website and they has beautiful furniture. I called them up and asked for some specifications on the table I wanted. They asked me to drive down to their showroom but I was too busy to do that. I had a long talk with the salesman and we were able to work out the sale over the phone. This coffee table was the most expensive thing I ever bought without looking at it in person before. But I loved the way it looked on the website and the price was great so I took a chance. I had several business trips I had to make but my husband was able to receieve it and set it up. I called him and asked him to email me a photo. And he did. It looked exactly like it did on the website, but at this point I had only seen it in picture form. When I finally got home I saw it for the first time in person and it was just a remarkable piece of quality furniture. I spent a good 30 minutes inspecting it and could not be more pleased with it. This is the centerpiece of our home.