I had been searching for a stand alone cabinet for a while. I found one similar on another website for $315 with shipping costs of $283. I read the reviews on this cabinet before purchasing and found the biggest complaint was the color. I was planning on refinishing it, so this was a plus for me. The assembly was relatively simple. It took my husband and I about 25 minutes from unpacking it to fully assembled. I ordered the honey color, which basically looked unfinished when it arrived. I spent a few afternoons staining it and replacing the hardware. My plan for the cabinet was to store all my small appliances in one place. It doesn't hold them all, but the most used ones are now very handy.