Great price, Good Quality and Craftsmanship. My only challenge was with the drawer assembly. The directions left out a key step; the piece of wood above the drawer needed to be turned 180*, took me awhile to figure that one out. Otherwise it was easily assembled, looks great and is highly functional.
I love my new cart. It fits in a small place and holds all kinds of things I love my new cart. It fits in a small space and holds lots of my kitchen supplies. I can pull it into the kitchen and put the sides up to make pie crusts. I don't know how I ever did without it. I did have to have a handyman put it together, took a couple hours.
The finish is very rough. I'm planning to paint it glossy white. However, the metal handle on the drawer is very pretty. The sliding bars that come out and support the drop leaves do not slide smoothly, which could be annoying if you're planning to extend and put down the drop leaves a lot. But I'm planning to leave the drop leaves extended almost all the time, so the rough sliding mechanism is OK. I like the baskets for storing fruit, bread and other items ... so they are visible and don't get forgotten. This island prevents those food items from taking up space on my countertop, and it provides some extra food prep space. It is very slim and compact. We were able to put this island against the windows where we previously had the kitchen dining table ... we pulled the kitchen dining table away from the windows and put it in the center of the kitchen. Now we have a useful food prep area next to the windows (and the electrical outlet).
Probably the only complaint was putting it together. I don't know the names of the various screws and spent at least an hour sorting them out. It would have been nice to have them in separate bags and labeled. All in all I am very happy with my purchase.
A nice heavy piece. Good wood and very pretty but one of the drawers is crooked as the pre-drilled hole sets does not line up. OverStock gave a partial store credit. Otherwise I would purchase again but would MEASURE everything BEFORE assembly! Takes about 1 1/2 hours to put together btw so I didn't want to disassemble to solve the problem. I just won't use the bottom basket.
Assembly was a challenge and parts are missing. Still waiting for 16 screws and a new metal basket to replace one of the pieces that had a broken weld. This seems to be consistent with other reviews. Haven't been able to use table as the 16 missing screws attach the top and drop leaves to table. Hoping the leaves are sturdy and level when attached. I'm sure it will be a great addition to my tiny kitchen.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched fine
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. solid, sturdy, easy to move.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
We searched hard to find just the right size butcher block and fell in love with this one. It was fairly easy to put together and very well made. Everything is great, besides the wire baskets. We had to go through 7 baskets to finally get 3 that were made correctly. But their customer service was amazing. Every monday morning for 2 weeks (it took 3 shipments to get the 3 well made baskets) I called Catskill, they took my adress and mailed them out, by Friday I had the new baskets! So if you get a Catskill product I would probably not do something with wire baskets, or atleast expect them not to get it right the first time. The butcher block is great and we have found it to work extremely well. My family has always had Boos blocks and it is a great alternative if you don't want to spend a fortune.