Reasonably priced, and furniture quality make this set of 4, a great investment. They are stored on a handsome stand with castors for convenient mobility, and can be stored in the open because of their attractive appearance, or rolled into a closet for saving space. Not to be compared to the light weight versions from over-seas, we are all familiar with in years past, this set is made to last. The newer formulas of clear-coat are much more resistant to "water-marks" left from glasses or spills. It is always good policy to wipe up spills as soon as possible to keep the finish looking new and fresh. Back in the day....a spill on a wood table was a disaster, but not now. And our T.V. trays have a thick clear top coat of finish, which is the best defense for those problems.