I really like this kitchen cart AND it was a real pain for one person (me) to assemble. It seems like it took me forever to get the thing put together! The bottom shelf was broken when it arrived. I called the company and they promptly sent a replacement. The wood is "au naturale" and lovely. I sanded it a bit and used ample Danish Oil to finish the piece. The wood matches my cabinets and it looks great in the kitchen. I use the deep drawer for plastic wrap, baggies, foil, etc. and to store my dish towels & pot holders. This is a very sturdy kitchen cart and gives me the additional prep space and storage I was looking for.