We tried the whole Craigslist thing for a table (it's been a total bust in this small community.) We looked at some Ikea pieces, but have refused to indulge ourselves in another Ikea assembling catastrophe. We were also interested in buying a solid table... that didn't wobble... that we could have for years (not necessarily forever...but a dang long time!) After going to several local furniture stores, we realized that buying "new" was a serious commitment...as "new" furniture is pricey pricey. Thankfully we stumbled upon a little locally owned furniture store...honest prices... beautiful pieces. Sold.
See!? Told you it's gorgeous. Being a grown up has some advantages!