I really liked the island. It was really sturdy and its color was beautiful although it looked bit darker than the photo on the web page. But I had to return it because it was too big to fit in the kitchen in our new house. I would recommend it to a friend with a large kitchen. No hassle with a return. Cotswold agent promptly arranged the return delivery. Now I am waiting for delivery of a new sideboard, which is smaller than the island, from Cotswold. I am sure that the quality of the sideboard must be as good as this island.