I'm no stranger to furniture assembly and the friend who helped me is a carpenter, which is why I can say with confidence that it's impossible to construct a sturdy piece of furniture with the materials provided. It looks great in the picture but this kitchen island is a complete waste of energy. Although we tried to put the monstrous pieces together (which arrived in 5 heavy cartons), it became obvious that the parts had been tooled improperly in the factory. Even the granite was cracked. I'm usually a fan of products from Overstock, but this time it was a lesson in frustration -- which included an almost comical interaction with customer service. Take my advice and stay away from this one!
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No
I am very happy with this purchase. The extension is well supported, keeping the top of the island level even when the extension is up. Highly recommend.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes