Bored with the same old standard coffee table designs? Here’s a coffee table that veers away from the typical. The brand is Signature Design by Ashley which is part of Ashley Furniture Industries. The table is the Shellmond Accent Cocktail Table. It basically looks like a round metal tub covered with a wood top. What might seem like an odd choice for some is giving delight to many others. 79% of buyers gave this Signature Design by Ashley Galvanized metal tub inspired coffee table 5 stars out of 5 stars rating. With over 200 customer ratings, this appears to be a fairly popular item. Only 2% of customers gave it 1 star out of 5. Another 2% gave it 2 stars out of 5. 4% gave it 3 stars out of 5. 13% gave it 4 stars out of 5.
The low reviews come with complaints about the legs not being sturdy, the item arriving damaged, legs snapping off, scratches and scuffs, poor construction.
If you read the descriptions carefully you get the sense that this is the kind of table you’re going to love if you’re not looking for everything to be sleek and perfect and flawless. The featured “Pro” review mentions some of the things that are complaints in other reviews. However, the same thing that some see as a drawback and a negative is seen as one of the better aspects of the design. Specifically, some reviewers complain about the wood cover not being finished, but others love that the wood is unfinished:
Pro review: We have a very rustic farmhouse vibe going on in our house, our family room is no different. This table has a rustic finish and the top is very organic, as in it’s not finished wood… it’s raw. Love it. I’m sure you can stain it and or seal the top if you’d like. I, however, love it the way it is.
Con review: It’s not super sturdy and the top wood is unfinished ! Just naked natural wood that is NOT sealed with anything so the wood will be damaged and turn colors, absorb wetness from drink bottoms etc.
So two customers talking about the same thing, but one complaining while the other raving. Different strokes for different folks.
From the product description page
- FARMHOUSE COFFEE TABLE: Awash with an antiqued galvanized metal finish, this coffee table exudes rustic quality thanks to inspiration from classic metal tubs; It’s signature farmhouse design
- HANDSOMELY CRAFTED: Top is made of veneers and engineered wood; Designed with a split hinged lift top that reveals open storage; Metal base has an antiqued galvanized metal finish
- SPLIT HINGED LIFT TOP: The lift top makes it easy to stow away living room items; Plus, galvanized metal against the wood top punctuates with distressed, rich allure—iconic in modern farmhouse
- EXTRA STORAGE: Measuring 26 W x 26 D x 19.75 H inches, this center cocktail table looks great in large or small spaces; Set your favorite decor accents atop, and store throws or catchalls inside
- ASSEMBLY REQUIRED: Simply attach feet using the included instructions and hardware, and it’s ready to enjoy
- DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER: Ashley Furniture goes the extra mile to package, protect and deliver your purchase in a timely manner
- BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Designed and manufactured by Ashley Furniture Industries; The trusted source for stylish furniture, lighting, rugs, accessories and mattresses; For every taste and budget