This is a beautiful piece of furniture --- and it is significantly less expensive than I would expect to see for anything comparable. It's solid wood, good-sized, and well-designed! I expect to have it for many years, if not decades. I'd guess they can offer this beautiful furniture since the customer will be putting it together. I appreciate that, but will say that it wasn't an easy project. I would definitely recommend roping someone in who is good at DIY stuff and/or carpentry, else you will be suffering over it. Still, worth the time and occasional frustration now that it's been sitting in my kitchen for a few months!
My husband and I were able to put this together over 2 evenings after work and are extremely pleased w/the results. My only recommendation would be that you purchase the oil to condition the butcher block with the product as we assumed a sample would come with the cabinet. Otherwise, it's an extremely beautiful addition to our kitchen!
I replaced an old drawer chest in my kitchen with this piece. The piece is really very nicely made and has a transitional look about it so it fits in w/ lots of different decors. I'm loving the additional storage space and an easy open drawer. It met my every expectation !