After reading reviews indicating that this cart often arrives damaged, I still decided to purchase since I planned to use it in a rental space where my husband and I are only temporarily living while we renovate our home. So I wasn't overly concerned about little bumps or flaws. I had mediocre expectations, but dealing with this piece has been ridiculous. First, the styrofoam packing was completely disintegrated and the box looked like it had been run over by a truck. It did arrive damaged in several places--a big chunk out of the butcher block and a large crack down each of the side panels. Second, the instructions are quite confusing, and the hardware included (some of which was missing) does not always line up with the predrilled holes and all of the wiggling and maneuvering that it takes to get it to fit scrapes up the pieces (I feel like I should add that my husband and I have LOTS of experience assembling furniture.) The drawer slides were attached backwards (which we figured out after an hour of trying to slide the drawer in). So we had to remove them and reattach them the correct way. When completely assembled, I'd say it looks like a $**-$** piece. Do yourself a favor and have a big glass of alcohol ready to celebrate finishing this piece, because you will need it. That is, if you don't slit your wrists during the process.
I got this on sale, so I am not as upset about the problems as I would be had I paid full price. First, the top had a small ding in it. Second, the instructions are terrible. Third, the drawer rails came pre-installed on the drawer and were upside down. Fourth, the latch in the door was preinstalled and does not match up with the magnetic door lock well, so the door comes open all the time. Fifth, some pieces were dirty, which is odd if it was in a box the whole time. Also, I thought the top was thick solid wood, but that is actually just an illusion. It is fairly thin (not true butcher block) and about three squares joined together. On the positive side, it looks nice and seems sturdy. I think it will serve my purposes okay. I am just a little disappointed in the quality.
I had read all the previous reviews. The back panel is sized properly. It took my husband about 11/2 hours to assemble. The magnet works perfectly. I use it as an extra counter when cooking and roll it into the dining room to use as a buffet during dinner parties. I live in a condo with a small kitchen. This is just what I needed when we downsized. I highly recommend this cart. Just make sure you read the directions before attempting to assemble.
I love the newest addition to my kitchen! I bought this as part of the Cyber Monday sale and the kitchen cart arrived at my house within 2 days of my order, which was fantastic. I let my boyfriend put it together (how generous of me!), and he spent about 2 hours assembling the cart. He is a pretty handy guy, but he did have issues with the alignment of some of the pieces' holes, but he made it work. Overall, it looks great and like I paid much more than I did! Pros: Good quality, sturdy, very fast shipping. Cons: A little difficult to put together.