I've read through the entire thread and I have to say that I'm confused about what to expect. There were many complaints of specific quality control problems, but also a response from MD that cancelled the whole batch and provided refunds (or discounts for those who decided to keep them).
So, in order to set proper expectations before I decide to join the drop or not, I hope someone can provide some insight in better detail. Specifically, should I expect any of the following problems from a typical, "acceptable" example:
- Wobbly base
- Many tiny white spots where the wood was stretched
- Uneven sanding causing noticeable dark patches of stain
- Rough spots in the finish that catch on fabric and might tear bits off
- Finish is not glossy nor smooth like the marketing photo
Some of these are not so important to me, but others are, so if someone preferably from MD can tell me what would be acceptable or not when they do their QC pass, I would appreciate it. That way I could either buy in confidence, or take a pass and avoid being an unhappy customer.