I bought this coffee table along with two side tables and the console table to replace some worn living room furniture. These pieces are made of SOLID wood and are beautifully finished. The drawers are all suspended, making them easy to open and close. The style is understated and works with our otherwise eclectic collection of antiques and other styles. I wouldn't describe the color as cherry: it's much darker than that but still warm in tone. Assembly was fairly straightforward and instructions were clear, but be sure to read them carefully. I had to partially disassemble the first piece I put together because I put one piece in backwards. Buyers should not that these pieces are very heavy, the coffee table being in the neighborhood of 80 pounds assembled! I'm extremely happy with this table and its matching items.