I am using this as a microwave cart and it works just fine. The color is a little darker than shown, but I do like it and will complement the cabinetry when refinished. It is definitely a two-person job to assemble if your DIY ability is limited as is mine and my husband's. It took about thirty minutes to complete the assembly. We did have a minor problem with the doors staying shut, but my husband fixed is easily by adding a piece of felt behind the magnet on the doors. Overall, I am very pleased with the cart.