The top of the board and sides were finished beautifully. The description (and instructions) implied that the the board should/could be used on both sides. Not true - the bottom was not finished. 10 minutes with a router and sander and the bottom ended up finished, but this was not how the product was described. I contacted Overstock and they made things right, but don't expect to be able to use the bottom without some time (and tools). I gave a 4 for quality and styling because there are some wood irregularities in the maple (but they don't effect useability - purely visual) like knots on the wood on the side. I personally like the look, but the butcher block used wasn't "clean." If you want clean wood, look to Boos Block, but you'll pay twice as much.
Nice product. 18 inch maple round chopping block. Beautiful piece of furniture. Probably would have gone with the thinner thickness as this is about 25 lbs. Very heavy. Was promised delivery by Overstock.com before Dec 25 as it was to be a gift. Didn't arrive until December 30. Ruined my plans. Oh well, live and learn.