Got this compact table to act as an "island" in my odd-shaped kitchen. It fits perfectly and does not clash with my existing cabinets. (I guess butcher block is pretty much a safe bet for the kitchen.) It was a bit of a pain to assemble alone because of the sheer bulk and weight of the top piece. I'm on the smaller side of average (female) and I struggled to maneuver the substantial butcher block top. It's not impossible to assemble on your own... but I would recommend having a second hand available to make it go more smoothly.