Rated 3 out of 5 by ACEG The product design and dimensions are good.
The finish on the top of the table was very rustic with deep channels in the wood. Since it is to function as a serving table, I find that feature quite impractical.
December 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissLiz Awesome table!
Would definitely recommend this table. Using it as a sofa table and will provide extra serving space for entertaining. The style and look (distressed) would work with many furniture styles.
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robin116 Beautiful, love this unique table and the long length is so great, but...
Beautiful, love this unique table and the long length is such a great find, but...Don't forget to consider the width if you are planning on table lamps, you will be a little limited since this sofa table is narrow (12" wide). I bought the dark table. Easy to assemble and I love it. Would highly recommend. When considering height, the info includes ends that curl up as height, but the real height of center of table is 30 1/2" so it's perfect for behind most sofa's.
October 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DesignsEye Beautiful Product
This is a beautiful serving table. I use it in place of a buffet (which is often more cumbersome). It is "longer" in width than I expected - which was actually a pleasant surprise as it is against a large open wall. Color is exactly as described. I use one end of the table for a small bar display, and the other has some small platters and dishes. I love it! I recommend being mindful of the measurements in width of the wall or surface it will be against.
October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JHTietz Great proportions for entryway table.
Easily put together, and it looks great in my entryway. I also have two leather cube stools in sky placed underneath to complete the look.
October 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by yogabarbara Great piece for the price
I purchased the whitewashed version of the Ananda serving table and it looks quite nice in a modern meets Asian kind of way. A bit of a challenge to put together but was worth it.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anthuria Excellent long and narrow table
I bought this serving table for the hallway in my basement. It is quite long but not very wide. The ceiling is false and quite low, so there wasn't even room for an interesting light fitting.
The Ananda table has changed everything. It is just the right width to display items on. I have a pair of lamps, and vase of flowers and an number of interesting bits and pieces on the table with a single large painting hanging above. It has transformed my utilitarian hallway in a small but elegant entrance and I am very please with it.
September 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ButterflyWoman Beautiful Table for Beach House
I purchased the whitewash elm and the table is actually much more brown with a slight wash than is pictured. Still it is an outstanding item. I get compliments on it all the time. I use it behind one white couch. It is a perfect beachy look.
It was extremely easy to assemble and only took a few minutes. A little pricey, but all of Ballard's items are pricey.
September 15, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by goldenputr parts don't fit together properly
I have been looking for a narrow table and was excited to find this one. The looks of it are great, but the way it goes together was a disappointment. The accent pieces that attach to the table base before the leg is put on do not fit snuggly to the table once the legs are attached. We had to use a hammer to get one of the legs to go all the way on because the accent piece was to thick for the cutout in the leg. Luckily it sits behind the sofa so it is not in the open so you can see how poorly it fits together. If I was using it anyplace else I would have returned it. Not at all happy with the quality for the price.
September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by KatVinCA Perfect for my home's entrance.
I wanted a nice striking piece with a slight Asian feel to it. This piece is quite substantial in length and I love that it is very thin. It will hold my accent pieces yet is not so thick that it will impede upon the entrance. I purchased the rustic black and I love that it is distressed so that the natural wood can also be seen = making the piece not so black. Love it!!!
September 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CPARROWHEAD GREAT PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE
This table is well made, it went together very easily, and it looks great!
August 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by NanciN Quality is awesome!
I have wanted to get this table for a long time and when it went on sale I couldn't hold out! I'm so happy with it! The distressed black is perfect for my small farm house. I use it behind my couch, height is perfect, size is perfect - I will continue to be a fan of Ballards! I can't say enough about the quality - always high!
August 24, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by dontlikecheapstuff Looked good in the picture, but looks can be deceiving
save your money & look elsewhere (wish i had). it's cheaply made and poorly designed. now in my garage and useful as a tool bench.
June 1, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by jennyemma2 deep gouge on top
After removing a lot of styrofoam and the box, I discovered a deep gouge on the top of the table. I called to complain and they offered to replace it but after waiting so long for it to arrive and making such a mess of my living room to remove it from the box, I didn't want to be inconvenienced any further.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dcrtr I love this table!!!
The delivery guy carried this huge box on his shoulders down a steep road at 6AM in a heavy snow storm to complete his part of this transaction. The table was very securely and protectively packaged. It was easy to assemble and is solid as a rock and exactly what I anticipated. I love it!!!
April 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by swimmergirl Great table
This table looks great and was very easy to put together.
April 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EllenO Love the long, thin design!
I usually don't write reviews, but was very hesitant about buying this piece after reading some of the bad reviews.
I'm glad I went ahead and got it! It went together in about 20 minutes and there were no problems. It does have a rustic finish, but it was advertised as such. I've ordered the two cube ottomans for underneath and can't wait to get them!
February 13, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by GreatDesign I love the table but the quality isn't the greatest.
The table works perfectly for my long narrow hallway and I love the look of it but if anyone were to look up close, there is a big divet in the top and it's rather wobbly. I understand wood has it's imperfections but this is beyond the distress of what it should look like.
January 13, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by bmbcjmj Rough finish, but looks good and serves well
Great piece for grounding a wall display. It is definitely a rough finish, and I did adjust the screws a couple of times to get it straight and standing level.
It is perfect for my space. I may even buy a second one as a console behind the sofa.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by DChomebody Great table for the money
It's almost impossible to find a sofa table longer than 5 feet and most sofas are longer than 5 feet! I finally found what I was looking for in this and it's a good price. FYI, the "black" is really more of a dark brown which I was happy about. It seems sturdy and well-made and it was easy to put together. It looks great behind the sofa in our living room!
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ItsBarb Perfect for narrow space!
Just received my Ananda Serving Table. It's PERFECT for my long, narrow entry hall. I was a little skeptical when I read some of the poor ratings, but I just don't understand the bad reaction. The assembly was quick and easy! No issues whatsoever. Very sturdy and heavy. Looks more expensive than the actual price. I would definitely recommend this piece to anyone.
November 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Snowy117 Exceptional product
I love this table. Very sturdy construction. Packaging was amazing...well protected against damage in transition. Just a few cuts of the packaging and out came the parts without taking all the packaging out. The table fits together like a puzzle. Pieces that support legs must be in right combination or it won't work. Notice part 1 and 2 and put in according to directions. We had a problem until we shifted a couple of pieces, and Viola ! - the table snapped in place. I ordered the whitewash. The only disappointment was the color - more like driftwood, rather than white. If you can get past that you will Love it !
November 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by GinaLola Exactly what I was looking for.
The Ananda Serving Table is very casual; rather rough hewn. It's the perfect length to serve as a sofa table behind my seven-foot long sofa and the narrow depth is ideal for my space.
October 28, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CDNseekingsun Good looking, great size, poorly made...
We bought this piece as it was a perfect fit for the small dining area of our condo. Not too deep, but nice and long so it has presence. The finish was nice and the design made the piece look like it cost much more than it actually did.
Sadly, it is very poorly made. Uneven legs, one end had to be elevated with multiple felt pads. The worst part was that during assembly when I had to elevate one end of the table to assemble the leg components (which don't go together well) one of the sculptural ends of the table snapped off. Last 2" of the table top snapped off. Since delivery did not go well on the first shipment we kept this one (2nd delivery) to prevent having to have it re-delivered, or god forbid, reassemble the thing. The broken end is not terribly visible, but it still bothers me...
October 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by susud Perfect fit!
I had been looking for a long narrow table to place under a large painting for quite some time when I happened upon this table. It arrived quickly and it was actually prettier than pictured. I bought the white washed and didn't expect to have the wood grain as pronounced as it is, which was a really nice surprise. We're very happy with our purchase!
October 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by IntheLou Great console table for a tight space
I ordered this table because I needed a serving table in my great room. I had read the previous comments about the table legs being uneven or wobbly. And unfortunately the instructions were not very helpful. I think the key tools to use putting this table together is a mallet and a level.
First, construct the table with the top side face down on a carpet or rug. Slide the legs into the slots- carefully, if you seem to have some resistance, try swapping the legs and trying again. I used the mallet to lightly hit the base of the legs all the way in. They were pretty stubborn to go all the way in. The screws I received were rusty, so I put a dab of soap on the threads and they seemed to go in better. I started by screwing each screw in halfway. Just so the legs will stay in. Then, use the level on each leg base to make sure it be square with the table top. Then tighten the screws into the table top.
October 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by Roxres Perfect table behind my sofa
All of my previous purchases from Ballard have been nothing but exceptional quality, with superb customer service and this console table is no exception. I was mystified by previous submissions having claimed such. Just try to find a console table with these dimensions for a better price and quality. It is so versatile and could be used in any room. I currently have it behind my sofa and have so many options for displaying seasonal arrangements as well as day to day accessories. Love love love it! And so easy to assemble. I had no quality issues whatsoever.
October 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by mariap Disappointed in Quality
While this table is the perfect piece for behind my couch, I received it, paid a contractor to assemble it for me (I'm a senior) and, once assembled, found it was very much out of alignment. Looking at it straight on, one of the sets of legs is clearly skewed inward, not a result of the assembly but of the actual cut of the wood. I love your catalog and find many items that would look great in my new home but, this is the second item I ordered and both have been major disappointments in quality. We bought the Allen barstools and one arrived with the back support hanging off the chair, missing hardware. I will be very reluctant to order again in the future.
September 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Love this table!
Table arrived in about 5 days and was super easy to put together. I did it by myself in about 20 minutes. I did wait for my daughter to help be lift it and place it behind the sofa. Absolutely beautiful! Very sturdy.
September 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Guyshopper High quality...features as described
Solid, heavy construction...looks even better than pictured...beautiful piece! Immediate shipment, very well packaged.
July 17, 2013