I bought two of the buffets, large and small, for my dining room. They are not perfect, but I like them very much. The assembly was hard, and it is impossible to do on a flat surface like on the floor. You need to assemble it on a table or on the box the pieces came in, with sides of the unit hanging out, because you will need access to the fasteners from all sides in multiple steps, including from the top and from the bottom, and you cannot assemble the thing while it is standing, because it just does not work this way. As much as I loathe Sauder furniture, it is always made for ease of assembly. This ones were a big pain to build, but then the result was much much better, as I expected. The buffets, both large and small, come in three boxes each - base, hutch and the top board. The description says that it is made of wood and wood products. Most of the horizontal parts and the doors look like they are wood - wood grain on the cut sides and other signs point to it. But the side panels look like mdf with wood veneer. The backing, too, and some other smaller parts. The buffets look really nice, the cottage oak is nice color showing wood grain and some areas with tiny hole formations like a sponge. I am not sure what it is, but it is present on many surfaces, and seem to be natural, not a machine made defect or embellishment. I wonder what species of wood was it made with. There is some "antiquing" of the finish, too. My buffets did not came in perfect shape, however, one of the doors on the small buffet had the hardware attached too high, so the door would hang too low. One of the drawers of the large buffet had a defective part. I contacted the manufacturer, they asked me for a photo, and promptly sent me replacements. The replacements are perfect in shape, but they are just a tiny bit lighter in color. I use the big buffet's tabletop for a 1.2 cubic ft microwave and a George Foreman grill. I tried a Keurig in there, and although it does fit, it is awkward to reach the back of it to replace water in the water tank. There is an opening in the back panel for cords, but it is quite small, it can fit regular size grounded plug, but it is a tight fit, and anything with bigger plug would not fit at all. I put a power strip there and plug the appliances in the strip, so I would not have to bother with the cords. Both buffets are very sturdy and very heavy.