I found this product to be of very poor quality for the price. Pieces are flimsy and the assembly instructions are pretty poor. Some of the screws provided are actually the wrong size and you will break the outer surface of the piece attempting to screw them in all the way. After two hours, I still didn't have it assembled and I'm pretty handy with this kind of stuff. I finally threw in the towel when the instrutions for securing the top to the base were actually impossible to complete. The knife block is a joke - I wouldn't store my knives in there for fear of ruining them. The top looks like it could be used for a cutting surface, but I wouldn't try it. This is the first time I will ever be returning something to Overstock.