This kitchen island is really beautiful and suits our purposes perfectly. It is very stylish and useful. The photos on Overstock represent it perfectly. It is heavy and solid with a really nice butcher block top. The unit comes in three or four boxes that are HEAVY. I could not pick them up alone. It is not difficult to assemble, but it takes two people and about a whole day to do it. If I had a second one, it wouldn't take that long, but between reading the instructions and finding all the parts it is time consuming. There are no extra screws or parts, so be careful to keep everything together. Overall, I am very satisfied with the purchase.