Although it was a bit wobbly at first, I had to cut two circles out of cardboard to balance the table. I love the design. I'm using it as an island and dining table due to the size of my loft. You will definitetly need some people to help you assemble this as it wasn't easy. The wood is nice and durable. A few racks on the bottom were bent but you can easily re-bend it into place.
This is a nice island but there are a couple of things that I wanted to point out in the review. The legs are not stainless steel or even stainless steal like, they are painted a metalic color that is slightly darker than brushed nickel. They don't look bad at all, but from the pictures I thought it was going to be lighter/stainless steel. The island is big, the perspective of the picture makes it look like it's slightly shorter than the counters in the background of the picture, It is actually about 1/2 inch taller than my cabinets and takes up a large amount of my kitchen. The shelves are also BIG and the slats are wide, I thought the picture had folded towels in there but upon closure inspection it is actually cook books. Folded towel will fall through the slats unless you put something over them or use a basket. It is a very nice island but check the measurements before you buy it!
This is a heavy, high quality piece with lots of storage. Much nicer than expected. As someone suggested earlier, I hung my pots using S-hooks and use the upper middle section as a wine rack. The top holds a microwave and a kitchenaid mixer. There's also room for a very large basket down below to hold pot lids and dishtowels. In my storage challenged kitchen, it's a real beauty as well as functional. My only reservation is the top. It's a nicely finished, heavy piece of wood but that means it has to be treated like furniture. No cutting, no chopping, no setting hot pots down, no glasses without a coaster. I really, *really* needed the extra counter space. At some point, I'll probably purchase a piece of seamed glass for the top but, for now, every time I go to set down my drink while cooking, I cringe a little.
Not only is this piece more beautiful than the pictures, but its well made! I love that you can open the cabinets and drawers on both sides, so much storage too!! I love the marble top and the towel rack! Everyone who comes over things its the best piece in the house!
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