This is a solidly built piece of furniture that is a good solution for small spaces. It looks great. Price is steep but it will be around a long time. I bought and returned a different item that was just too weak and tacky to do the job or keep in the house. This piece is classy and solid. It is true the drawers are only 12" deep but that's standard depth. The arm that holds up the flip top is strong and does okay, tho I think it would be better to have 2 support arms on each side, it does okay with the one. Well built.