Great value for it's craftmanship, appearance and overall use! The counter/eating feature is not easy to find in islands in this price range or quality. We ordered "bun feet" to give the island the height (4 inches more) we preferred. We had to purchase some angle brakets to be sure the "feet" would be secured to the bottom as this island does not have a firmly attached bottom. (The bottom shelf serves as the bottom, but just rest on some anchors). Overall, this island looks and functions as we had hoped. The color is just as the web site shows (natural oak) and the extra storage is a plus!