This is a large nightstand. If you need a lot of space on top of your nightstand, then you will like this stand. It is darker than in the picture. More of a dark walnut color. It looks nice and most of the pieces used are real wood and not plywood. Just the bottom of the drawer and the back of the stand have plywood. Be careful with the drawer, make sure the runners are even and screwed in all of the way or it will catch. You will need a drill to help you put on the runners because these holes are not drilled. Also, when you put the top on, it is easier to have two people do it, or make sure the holes are open so the hardware does not catch. I am using it as a printer stand. I read one reviewer who said she was using it as a desk. It is not high enough for that purpose. I am short and even I could not use it as a desk, maybe a child could, anyway it can be used as a printer stand and the large drawer for extra paper. The assembly is more time consuming than difficult. Having two people helping would make it go faster. I would recommend this nightstand.