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Rated 4 out of 5 by 111 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Compass table Workmanship is good. Difficult to set the compass when sitting on carpet. Like the adjustable legs. Pricey but I do like the uniqueness of the table. May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sturdy and well built Its no wonder it is sold out most of the time. Very nice piece, very well made. A fun and attractive piece. May 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by What a cool piece..... My husband (a sailor) really likes this Compass Side Table. While it's not a practical or functional piece, it really has that "cool" factor going on. You've got to screw the legs down hard to keep them from slipping, and ours still slip a little bit, we just have to keep adjusting them. The little built in level is a nice device. This table works nicely with our decor which is sort of an eclectic beach house, sailing, colonial-comfortable-this-old-house mix. May 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Handsome & Useful We purchased the walnut stained version and it is exactly as pictured in the catalog. The table was easy to assemble, is quite sturdy and is the perfect accent piece for our living room. It was quite the conversation piece at a recent party! We love this piece and would definitely recommend it. May 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Pretty but impossible to level We could not get the legs to adjust so that all three were level. Would be perfect otherwise. May 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Very attractive in my office I would recommend this table to someone with eclectic tastes, who is tired of seeing the same sort of reading chair side table in every designer's concept study. May 22, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by unsatisfactory We were quite disappointed with the table. Although it looks cool, it doesn't work as a compass and as a table, the top is too wobbly. It's going back. March 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by poor quality control The side table was a gift and was back ordered 3 times and finally arrived 15 weeks after we ordered it. It's a pretty piece but the glass top sits on the compass and prevents it from moving. I glued a few spacers on the top of the wood ring that supports the glass and it works fine so far. March 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This table is stunning. I have had a terrific experience with this table. It is eye catching and a conversation starter. Almost everyone who enters the room is fascinated by it. It looks terrific next to a leather chair and is the perfect accessory for my lake house nautical theme. Highly recommended. February 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Poorly constructed The concept is very good, but the legs are poorly attached with inferior quality fittings and cheap brass imitations for hardware. The extendable legs were not able to be tightened and the machining of the fittings were sloppy. January 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Interesting piece This small table is definitely an interesting piece. We have a travel themed family room so it fits right in. I do not think it is designed to be a 'useful' table. It's definitely on the small side & is not the most sturdy/stable item. I do not feel comfortable setting anything on the glass. We have a difficult time keeping it level. The compass does function but the slightest movement knocks it off level. It is constructed well but more of a design item than a practical piece of furniture. January 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great table for chairside Bought this as a side table for my husband and we both loved it! The brass trim was detailed and made the table look substantial and very expensive. I would have given it five stars but the way the compass arrow was marked, it looked sloppy and not up to the detail on the rest of the table. Overall, it is a great little chairside table and I know it will be used in our home for many years. December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fits perfectly where we wanted it. Very good quality of hardware, fit and finish. Color was as expected from seeing it on line. A great addition to our NC mountain home! September 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Like no other table. I bought this table for my beach house. I'm trying to decorate it circa "Ernest Hemingway" and this was the perfect addition. Good quality and good price. It was delivered well before estimated arrival date. September 21, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cute Idea - Not a Functional Table My husband and I were looking at this table for a year. I finally purchased it as a birhtday gift for him and I am sorry that I did. We are both very disappointed with the product. The compass itself, looks nice and seems to work, but the table is unstable. The legs are too weak and flexible. No matter how much I tighten the ajustable screws, it always gets out of level and it always looks lopsided or tilted which really makes it look cheap. I am so disappointed in it that last time we had company I considered hiding it in the closet while our guests were in our home. September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very cool side table Very nice quality table. Outstanding value. Despite some of the other negative reviews, it arrived in excellent condition and was easy to set up. The compass works just fine. Delivery was within the estimated date range as well. September 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great little side table The table looks and works as advertised. It is really easy to put together and works great in a small area. I needed something small to put beside a small leather chair in the corner of my living room and this works great. I can finally use the chair as intended and have a place for my glass of wine. The legs of the table seemed a little flimsy when I was putting it together, but after several weeks of use, I've had no more need for concern. September 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Girls like it too The table looks just like it did in the picture. I am not sure if they changed the picture or if the darker color is just truer. It was easy to assemble even without the directions but if you follow the directions it does work as advertised. I love it since my house is at an angle and I have a terrible sense of direction. :) August 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unique and attractive Well made, arrived on time, the compass works beautifully. August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fun accent piece This cute little drink table looks adorable in our library. The compass isn't functional but who cares. It's a perfect little side table. June 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 Cool looking table I purchased this table for my oldest son as a birthday gift (and so he could set his TV remote on something cooler than a tray table!) Unfortunately, the set screws included for assembly weren't all the same size. We had to hunt around to find the right size to attach the compass table top to the tripod base. Once that was done, it was smooth sailing. The compass does indeed work, and it really IS a great looking table; I was just surprised at the issue with the incorrect set screw. June 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by I love this table This table is a great addition to our media room where we have an airplane chair. Unusual side table for a chair. May 11, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Looks nice but doesn't keep itself level and scratch floors The table looks very nice but it is very unstable and we were unable to keep it level. I would not put a glass of wine on it for sure. Also it doesn't seem to align with the true North either. Very disappointing. May 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Conversation piece I love this table. The quality is great (which was an added bonus because it was so affordable). It is a perfect, small scale side table and an unexpected conversation piece. April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love it Looks just like picture and easy to put together. Everyone who has seen loves it. April 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Unique and just the right size. I purchased this as a small side table for my husband's library area. It fits the space neatly and adds a unique touch. Just like any good outfit- start with classic, modestly priced pieces and then add accessories that make it elegant and the entire ensemble gets noticed. April 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great conversation piece. Not sure yet if it is too small to use as a table between two casual chairs, but a sure conversation starter. Like it! April 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Whimsical touch We use this piece as a sort of wine table between chairs and it surely is a conversation piece. Just be careful to tighten the needle down if you are moving it to a different spot. March 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great piece. Item is lovely and unique. Ballard needs to address quality control since we had to have a second table shipped for a problem with the face of compass that should have been caught before it shipped. On the upside, phone reps were accommodating, knowledgeable and personable. Issue was handled swiftly and the new item arrived within two days. March 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome conversation piece I was looking at this for the longest time and finally decided to get it. So glad I did. I got the Maple colored one which is very rich looking. When I pulled it out of the box the compass didn't work, but it was an easy fix. What happens is that the compass needle pivots on a very small pin. There is a knob on the side of the table that you tighten to prevent the compass needle from spinning and getting damaged (during situations such as shipping or moving). Unfortunately, it doesn't work if they jostle the table around too much in shipping. So the compass needle moves a bit off center from the pin and won't spin. All you have to do is get a small flat head screwdriver and take the top piece off. Pick up the compass needle and put it right back on the pin and it will start spinning freely. Takes less than 5 minutes and all you need is a screwdriver. March 1, 2013
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