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Compass Side Table 4 5 71 71
Very Disappointing This table looks charming in the pictures, but in person - its a big disappointment. Critical flaw is the metal surface of the compass. It must be a very thin metal veneer, because it is not glued down to its backing and it warped and deformed on the compass surface. It looks awful, and so cheap. Also, the fittings on the legs are not well made and functional . Don't waste your money. April 15, 2012
Looks good, decent table Table has a nice aesthetic that certainly attracts attention. Unfortunately, the screw-in clamps on the legs do not hold firmly enough. Put much weight on the table, and at least one of the legs will likely slip and telescope inwards. Frustrating. April 30, 2012
Perfect for my husbands new library. I searched far and wide for a side table that was big enough to hold a glass and/or book, but not a big piece of wood. Our new library is solid walnut, so the walnut compass table goes perfectly. I knew getting it from Ballard would also mean the quality would be above average. My husband was delighted with my purchase and loves the fact we now know where due north really is! December 10, 2011
Unique and attractive Well made, arrived on time, the compass works beautifully. August 22, 2013
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
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
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
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
Love it Looks just like picture and easy to put together. Everyone who has seen loves it. April 26, 2013
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
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
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
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
My husband loved it! I bought this as a gift for my husband because he likes compasses, and we needed a side table in a sitting area. He loved it and has mentioned how he's enjoying it multiple times. The 4 star (rather than 5) is because it's not quite as sturdy as I expected and leveling the table by adjusting the legs is a little tedious. But it is serving the purpose I bought it for, and he does love it, so it was worth it! I would recommend this for anyone who enjoys maps, compasses, nautical style. February 10, 2013
Compass side table The table was a Christmas gift for my husband and not only was he surprised, he loved it! It is exactly how it was pictured online and fits our contemporary "beachy" decor...without being cheesy. We absolutely love it and have always been more then satisfied with things we have purchased from Ballard. Thank you. January 20, 2013
Looks great and really works This was a gift for my son, a physicist, who loves scientific artifacts. It looks great and will look even better in his library at home. It was easy to assemble, well packed for shipping as all Ballard items are, and really works. He was thrilled and we couldn't have been happier. December 30, 2012
Excellent! The compass table was exactly what I was looking for my husband, and he loves it ! A great working compass that he fiddled with for a hour. A great conversation piece, that everyone notices on their own. Love this table! December 21, 2012
Genius What a genius idea. The compass truly works. We absolutely love it. May buy another. November 16, 2012
Different in a good way PRO: The table is perfectly sized & goes well with the nautical decor in my husband's study. It's fairly sturdy, and has nice detailing on the legs. Overall, a good value. CON: It was a little tricky to adjust the compass and level the top. A few discolorations on the brass trim of the compass, but nothing deal-breaking. October 5, 2012
The compass does not work. Please advise. The compass table arrived five months after it was ordered and was very happily received. It is a lovely, sturdy table that appears to be well-constructed. However, the compass piece does not work. The accompanying instructions say to loosen the screw on the face of the compass in order to allow the compass to move freely. In an attempt to do exactly this, I found the screw to be already loose, as if it had not been tightened before it was shipped. Please send instructions on how to get inside the face in order to fiddle with the compass and perhaps maneuver it to work. June 22, 2012
Nice! Great little side table for a drink without taking up much space. Purchased for our mountain cabin. Nice quality. September 22, 2012
Looks great; a nice accent. I read the mixed reviews on this table and that chilled my interest in it for about a month. Then, what the heck, I thought I'd check it out and, if I didn't like it, send it back. I got the walnut one. It looks great, it's definitely not cheaply made and the legs are steady. I am very pleased with it. July 28, 2012
Looks great I love the look of the table but was disappointed that the compass didnt actually work. I could've sent it back but I waited so long for it that the thought of repacking it and waiting for another one was too much. I decided to keep it even though it wasn't working because I wasn't really going to use it as a compass (obviously). But customer service was good and I didn't wait very long on the phone to speak to someone. June 22, 2012
Perfect accent table! I recently bought your compass side table for my husband. He loves it! The table is very well made and was easy to assemble. It looks absolutely beautiful in our sunroom and has been a great conversation piece for everyone that has seen it! July 28, 2012
Terrific Small Table Everyone who has seen my new table comments on how nice looking and unusual it is. I like the flexible use of this small ocassional table, moving it around between my living room and family room as needed for entertaining. Oh yes, my husband approves too! It is a piece we will enjoy for a long time to come! June 22, 2012
Such a unique conversation piece. This is a great size occasional table that will easily hold a drink and magazine. It is so unique and works great too! July 28, 2012
Stunning The tables look great in our lake house. They are functional compasses. Our boys put them together, little tricky getting all the legs to the same height. They are as described, small, weathered wood,glass top. Our problem was receiving them it took several months and 2 delays. June 22, 2012
This item sets the theme for a room whether it is an office or living room. This nautical item sets the theme of the room. A side table with lots of flare. I can't wait to find the perfect place to put the compass side table. My husband received the table as a gift and loves it. June 22, 2012
Attractive novelty table Small unique table. Assembly was no problem. However it took 4+ months for delivery; because of so many conflicting delivery dates I had whiplash. BD could have had better communication with customer. June 22, 2012
Nice little table Good quality, very unique, easy to set up. Like the adjustable option to fit just the right hight next to a chair. Great option when looking for a piece that has a more "masculine" feeling. June 24, 2012
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