The storage drawers are plenty sturdy for light weight storage items. The wicker appears as a lighter rustic brown in the photo but is actually a deep rich cherry red color so I was caught off guard. Assembly would have been very manageable had I been sent all of the necessary parts but the box was short 4 screws! I will be contacting the company today to ship the other parts. The black framing looks nice from afar but scratches easily and one part was badly scratched when received at delivery. I would recommend this product only for usability, not aesthetic appeal.