Got this table about a month ago. It was easy to put together and looks nice. It is great for my family we are not pool sharks just a nice table for game room and for us to shoot. good deal for the money. Just remember when putting together do not over tighten the screws and you will be fine. Had Sears deliver and was worth it very heavy.
I purchased this table b/c it came w/a ping pong table conversion top. But I was extremely disappointed in the poor quality - essentially this table is a piece of ****. Particle board, glued and stapled together, boards warped. Was unable to complete assembly of table because the screws and bolts stripped out. I am surprised that Sears would even sell something of such poor quality.
Bought this table as a replacement for our old table. It was a nightmare to put together, and as other reviewers have mentioned it was way too heavy to have been packaged as it was. We saw stress cracks in the particle board as we were putting it together(it is made VERY cheaply), but they didn't seem to be in critical places so we continued assembly. Once we got it together, we attempted to play but had an awful time leveling it. We turned the table in every possible direction trying to overcome any possible floor irregularities, but every time we rolled a ball to test the table seemed to have a different issue. We finally realized that the top was flimsy and warping in certain places. Just called Sears and they are going to take it back. That is the only silver lining in this whole ordeal!
My husband bought me this for Christmas. It is less than a month old. The best part about it is the look. It does look sharp in our finished basement. As far as quality it is pretty disappointing. My husband has done everything to level it. The table is warped so all the balls slide to one side along the rail. When you hit the they will go right into the holes because of the warped table. The pool sticks are flimsy but functional to get started off. Someday we will upgrade but this will have to do for now.
Great table for the family fun. If you were looking for a table for serious competition you have to spend much more. You really can't be that dumb to expect a table like the one Minnesota fats played on...lol
Ok, I see everyone complaining about the quality... the table is less than $300... why would you expect anything other than MDF. In realify, it isn't terrible... its priced at $300 (or a bit under), and that is fair... I wouldn't of paid more for this though. The legs are mdf, the frame is mdf or OSB. I would of reinforced the frame sides... i realize they are mostly cosmetic and don't support the frame, but if you pick the table up from the sides, as one probably would to move it, that mdf isn't even 1/2 inch thick, it could break.
By the way, MDF isn't bad if its 3/4 inch or thicker, it's quite strong... and won't succumb to moisture like wood. Its not like its press board... that stuff is awful.
Assuming yours isn't broken out of the box (yes it is terribly packaged for such a heavy object with mdf that can be easily broken), then it should be ok for you. The leg screws didn't quite line up, but i was able to squeeze them in there. The pool table part is ok... it's in 3 pieces so you really need to try to line them up as best as possible, or you need to attach the pieces together to make one long piece to avoid the possibility of them separating while you are playing. It would of made more sense to be in 2 pieces, but again, it works.
Bottom line, it is adequate... don't want to spend a lot on a table that has a pool table top, this isn't bad. Don't expect High quality, but it does the job. There is another table i almost got that is the same size and similar price, and it looks more like wood... but I didn't buy... first because it didn't have table tennis, but the second reason is the legs looked like they are made by Fisher Price... plastic!!!... really, to hold up a 300 pound table? I'll take my chances with this table and it's MDF.
I don't usually take the time out to leave feedback online but I had to for this amazing new addition to the man cave. It is EXTREMELY heavy so when the assembly instruction says you need 4 healthy adults to lift the table they were not kidding. I was prepared ahead of time by reading the assembly instructions online and asked the delivery guys to place it upside down as was recommended in the instructions. Yes there were a few missing holes during the assembly but hey if you are handy enough driving the screws into the board shouldn't be that big of a deal. Be sure to give yourself at least couple hour to complete the assembly and as long as you are careful and follow the instructions you will find this to be a great pool table for the price. I sure am excited to have many a fun nights in the man cave around this table with my friends and family.