I bought this as a gift for my mother-in-law for Christmas. I read plenty of reviews before settling on this set. Some reviewers said these are super sturdy and heavy. WRONG! The box they are all in is pretty heavy but an individual tray seems light as a feather. I was super excited to give them to her because the box was dang heavy and I thought I had bought heavy sturdy trays and was quite embarrassed when she pulled the tray out lol. She is in her late 60's and not very strong so when she one handed a tray out of the box like she was picking up a package of Depends...ya, here is that moment you realize you've been had but also super relieved that you had decided not to purchase a set for yourself at the same time. When I was a kid we had those light colored trays in the set and those suckers were heavy which meant real wood and sturdy...WHAT HAPPENED TO QUALITY!! My next complaint would be that the trays do not lock into place. It just slides open. To me, this seems quite dangerous. Also, you know that kind of finish on wood that if you put a cold beverage on it and as it sits, condensation gathers around the bottom of the container?Then the condensation dries and when you pull the beverage off the table, the top layer comes off with it? Or when you put a beverage on a table and you don't wipe the condensation off right away and you get those ugly raised spots that do not go away? Well if you don't quite remember any of those situations then purchase this and you will quickly find yourself rekindling those not so fond memories. I do have to say that they are quite pretty. They are not brown but a very pretty reddish brown type finish.In conclusion, I feel that this will not meet the needs of a family, especially ones with kids. I do feel they may by appropriate for the elderly due to their weight. Just make sure they don't mind condensation damage.