Top positive review
Great table, only slightly hard to put together
Reviewed in the United States on August 29, 2015
I was afraid to buy this, based on so many bad reviews here and on other websites. I bought it from Amazon, but it was actually sold and shipped by Wayfair. It arrived a day earlier than promised and with only one little tear in the box, which later revealed no damage to the parts inside. I was quite concerned about getting it to the playroom upstairs, as my husband said 2 men struggled to get it off the truck, up our walk, and into our foyer.
A few days later my son and I tackled the box. It was well packaged, and the whole top came off, which was great, as the table itself would have been too heavy to slide out. Once we removed the top of the box, we found the pool table felt board lifted up and revealed all the other parts packed inside. JACKPOT! Once we removed the parts and carried those upstairs, the table itself was easy enough for my 13 year old and I to manage.
After reading the reviews I was afraid of putting it together. The only "non-pre-drilled" holes problem I encountered was on the pool table side where you put the plastic bumpers on. 3 of them screwed in easily, and the other 3 I ended up hammering the screws in. Problem solved.
Although the directions say it takes 2 adults to put it together, the only thing I needed another for was to lift the table onto the stand. Other than that, I would say an average-ly mechanical person could put it together in about 4 or 5 hours. (I spread that over 2 days). I was missing 2 screws and 1 washer, but was able to make do without them. And sometimes the directions told you the right things to do and sometimes it was the pictures, so just be patient and use both.
Some reviews said the air hockey fan wasn't strong enough. We haven't had that issue.
All in all, I would recommend this. I only gave it the 4 stars instead of 5 because of the 3 missing fasteners and the few missing holes.