This product was easy to assemble (did it myself, I think). I've had it for about a year now and it still looks great. I had some trouble finding an island without wheels - we bought it to give us a little more space in our tiny New York kitchen. Our average-sized microwave fits perfectly with plenty of room to spare. Since we have it set up in a corner, it would be nice if the shelves had a back panel to prevent things from falling off the back, but it's not a serious issue.