I am not a professional chef; however, I do have a chef's kitchen and this piece was perfect! The quality of the wood is great, and the knife set that came with it is the best set i ever got.
This is a very nice kitchen island. The assembly was not too difficult. I was able to assemble it by myself in about 3 hours. My wife did have to help me lift the top on near the end of the process. I used wood glue on all of the dowels and on the drawers for extra stability, but most of it is screwed together and not that cam lock junk, that most inexpensive furniture uses (there are a few cams, but not many). It is sturdy and it looks great. For the price it an excellent piece of furniture. I recommend it.
We finally put it together last night, I love it! I was amazed at how rich the wood looks, it's a light cherry. My kitchen cabinets are a medium oak and look good with the island. Plenty of shelf space for my prep items. The towel rack and spice area help make this island convenient for quick prep. No need to spend time walking around the kitchen to get supplies. The drawers are shallow but wide, so I think they will hold what I use and it looks great in my kitchen. Great for the price.
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