I'm always a bit nervous ordering furniture online, wondering whether the pictures accurately display the quality, but very happy with this piece. I love the look and it coordinates nicely with my existing furniture. I like the glass - it's visually lighter than a wood top and has the added bonus of not having to worry when I put a glass down. The base is simple, but has an architectural look, and the wood and brass accents add warmth. The brass disks are affixed to the glass and the base screws into those so you don't need to worry about the glass getting knocked off the base.
A few observations:
1) It came very well packaged and was very easy to assemble (basically 5 screws).
2) The instructions are just drawings, but it's a very straight forward assembly so they're fine. In my case I think either the 2 base pieces were mis-numbered or the drawing was incorrect in which numbered piece it showed fitting into the other, but it's obvious how they fit together so no big deal.
3) I wish all the furniture manufacturers did as good a job of organizing the assembly components as this one. Each of the different components was in it's own numbered ziplock bag (see third photo).
4) They supply an allen wrench which I'm sure works fine, but I've assembled enough furniture over the years that I found buying a ratcheting screwdriver and hex bits of various sizes to be a worthwhile investment. But since there's only 5 screws on this one, not as critical as for some other furniture.
The following tips will make your assembly easier:
1) The two base pieces screw together with one screw - it's important that you don't fully tighten the screw at that point - you'll want a little bit of play for when you attach the base pieces to the glass top.
2) Don't panic when you see all the labels stuck on the base - the there's a brass piece that slips on at the end and covers them all.
3) Ignore the illustration that shows flipping the base upright, placing the glass on top, and then attaching the screws from underneath. (Unless you like laying on your side or back on the floor trying to align the openings in the base with the the screw holes in the brass disks.)
4) Instead, cover an ottoman some other surface with a blanket or towel and place the glass upside down and then place the base on top of the glass. That will allow you to easily align the openings in the base with the screw holes in the top. Again, don't fully tighten the screws.
5) Once all the screws are attached, go back and tighten the screws attaching the base to the glass and then the one in the center that attaches the two base pieces.