The wood is a lovely rich color, and it looks fabulous once assembled. I have a bed which has a deep reddish rosewood/cherry finish, and I was worried the night-stands would be too walnut brown, but their color is rich enough that they go great together. My handy husband said he put one together in about half an hour. The drawers don't hold as much as I'd hoped, but the drawers in my old nightstand were huge, so I could be unreasonably biased. Internal drawer dimensions are about 16.5 x 15.5 deep x 4 inches tall on the sides (with room for some overflow). I have hits and misses with buying furniture online. These nightstands are a hit!