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I am in love!
 from Cary, NC,  Oct 14, 2012

I have doubled my counter top space in my apartment with this unit. I had no idea it came with two cutting board side drawers. (I thought those were just shelf top type drawers.) I had no idea it had doors on the back so I can open it to get to the stuff in side from both sides of the unit. And it's on wheels!!!! So I can leave it in my dining area when not in use (not much in my dining area), and roll it into the kitchen when I need to do food prep. It was missing a door glide, so I called up Craftsmen to tell them about it and the lady just took my name and address and shipped two right on out. It showed up in two business days! I was so excited to have those door glides that I immediately put them on the finish off the unit. And I'm glad she sent two instead of just one because the ones sent did not match the ones that came in the unit, so I just used her two on one drawer and the original two on the other drawer. This way the, the behavior may be different between the drawers, but the grip is the same on both sides of the drawers. The shelves and side panels are really rough around the edges so handle carefully or you'll get splinters. I know some people complain about the finish, but I have to put a table cloth on mine to protect it from the cat so color/finish does not matter to me. The butcher block is beautiful and big. I've got some food grade mineral oil on the way so I can start using it to prepare food. I've shown it to a friend of mine and she is so jealous! She got another kitchen island cart that doesn't even begin to compare. Hers has no wheels; it's not a butcher block, etc. This island cart provides so much functionality and utility for me that it was well work the 800 smackers! Once again, I've doubled my counter top space, was able to move a lot of utensils into the drawer area, I can hang rags and towels on the side, access the appliances from both sides of the unit, (doors on both sides), do prep work on the side cutting boards as well as the butcher block itself, and roll it out of the way when not in use. This unit rocks!

  • How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Quite spot on
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy, could have caused me splinters so I handled carefully
  • How accurate was the on site description of the product? Site needs another picture of unit from back side to show doors
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