We had an IKEA coffee table for years, and although we were “nice” to it. It definitely showed its age. When we decided we wanted something sturdier and started shopping we realized the price of sturdy was actually quite surprising. Do people really pay $600 for coffee tables? I really didn’t want to have something that I was concerned about when people come over. I want to be able to shrug off water circles, wine spills, children banging on it… etc etc and some people may be able to shrug off a $600 coffee table, but not me.