I love vintage and antiques! The quality is awesome! Real wood...that's what I'm talking about. This new wood (MDF), once it gets wet, forget about it. My husband picked up a table and chair set a few months that he found out for trash. I was thinking about taking off the old fabric from the chairs and putting something bold on them. The table top itself was peeling. They put a wood laminated top on, and thru the years it was chipping. Everytime I brushed against it (my kitchen is small), I would catch the snags. Well one boring, raining day I decided to peel, strip, whatever it took to get that laminate off. A razor blade did a pretty good job. But once I got all that junk off, and sanded, I realized it was more mdf underneath. And some parts I sanded too long, so there was no way I was going to stain the top. So I was on the hunt for a new table top. Well, on craigslist I found an old set, table, 5 chairs and 2 leaves for $50. Yep $50 bucks! Posted my old set for free and sent hubby out for my new to me set.