This kitchen server is near our table and works wonderfully for the toaster, salt and pepper, napkins, etc. The finish is good, the middle shelf is sturdy as is the lovely top. It is a two person assembly, I think, but not too bad. The only problem I have with it is that the drawer is a little out of square, and the bottom shelf is not thick enough, not sturdy. It would not hold heavy items like dishes. A second shelf inside would have been nice, too, to take some weight off the bottom shelf.. Of course that would have required more side reinforcement and a higher cost. Great service for the cost!