I already have the buffet and hutch and just recently got this island. It is a very heavy sturdy piece. I love it Put it together in 4 hours and it was very easy to assemble. I would recommend this to everyone who wants a county look to their kitchen.
My husband is a chef and has been complaining for MONTHS that our little kitchen cart/counter was an awful height and he wanted a prep table which was commercial height. We have a really old and tiny kitchen with practically no counters so he was right, we NEEDED something. I got this because it would fit where we needed, had the small "backsplash" to prevent messes against the wall, had the shelf we needed, and was high enough to work at comfortably. It has been life changing! I cook and bake so much more and my husband complains way less haha. The biggest problem I have had is that it came dented on the corner on the side so not on the surface at all. I was going to contact the company to see what they could do, but I got this just before the holidays so kept forgetting. Another issue I have had is that it seems a small spot has lost a layer or coating because it looks almost like it was chipped and it is a dark color. So far I a haven't had any issues with the spot, but I will keep an eye on it and update if that changes. The last thing I think could be better is the bottom shelf. It just slides onto the legs and you tighten the screws much like a Christmas tree stand that you screw each side until it is tight around your tree. I managed alone, but it would have been nice if there were some preset notches or something to help keep it level because it took a little back and forth for me to get them level on each leg myself. So far I am glad we made this purchase and would recommend it to someone looking.
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