Assembled fairly easily. One piece, the drawer front, was missing some hardware screw inserts. I emailed them and they sent me, free of charge, a new drawer front. The part arrived a couple days later. Top notch. All and all, very satisfied. The butcher block top is raw. You will need to apply butcher block/mineral oil to it to bring out the beautiful colors.
The butcher block workcenter is the perfect size for our small kitchen, a quality wood product of solid construction. We would have rated it 5-star except it was missing a bag of 12 screws and the directions were a bit unclear and hard to follow. We bought new screws and once we got it built, we are very pleased with the end result.
We searched hard to find just the right size butcher block and fell in love with this one. It was fairly easy to put together and very well made. Everything is great, besides the wire baskets. We had to go through 7 baskets to finally get 3 that were made correctly. But their customer service was amazing. Every monday morning for 2 weeks (it took 3 shipments to get the 3 well made baskets) I called Catskill, they took my adress and mailed them out, by Friday I had the new baskets! So if you get a Catskill product I would probably not do something with wire baskets, or atleast expect them not to get it right the first time. The butcher block is great and we have found it to work extremely well. My family has always had Boos blocks and it is a great alternative if you don't want to spend a fortune.
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