The positives: came all assembled, could use right out of the box. Piece is heavy and solid. Negatives: the top metal piece does not meet cleanly and there are gaps. However, this doesn't really show as you are looking down on the stand. I put the bad part against the wall. I love it because it was bought to hold a piece of sculpture and the two are perfect together.
Color is not the same as picture. Came damaged on two corners. Is particle board not wood on top. Metal edges do not meet on all corners. Packaging was nearly non-existent. I could have got better at Wal-Mart. I'll was going to put it in an entry way, now it's going to reside on the attic steps.