Many thanks to the person who wrote that this piece was darker than the picture. It led me to take a chance, because the design of this piece was exactly what I wanted, but the light red cherry wasn't a good match for the furniture I already had. Now I have the piece I want. It comes assembled (yea!) and is heavy enough to make it hard to move for one person, so you know its construction is solid. But the color of the online picture isn't off just a little. It is wrong. This is a deep, dark cherry color - almost a reddish espresso. So if you are looking for that lighter red that is pictured online, you will be disappointed with this.