I ordered this desk knowing it had no shelves or hutch. I had several wall units already, and wanted a desk that would be massive and attractive to fill up a large office upon my home's entrance. The desk came in several boxes within a week! My husband put it together, the drawer/file box can go wherever you want. There is plenty of space under the unit to hide low shelving. I love it! It has accomplished what I intended. This one is not cherry, but a darker wood color. It shows prints quite readily, but windex can take care of that. The finish looks and is very durable.