I love this item. I don't consider it a 'cart' because it is so big. I bought this to use as additional counter space, especially when baking or during the holidays. It is against a kitchen wall and feels more like a kitchen work table than a cart. It is wide enough to roll out pastry/cookie dough and still have plenty of room around for all my other items (rolling pin, flour, kitchen aid mixer). I love that it is solid wood and seems very sturdy so far. The light color matches my dining room table so this blends nicely. I have light and black furniture in my dining room, and originally looked for something black with a butcher block top, but decided the black might show any dings more. The natural wood color will either not show or look like it is meant to be there if anything does scratch it. It took me about 20 minutes (with a 5 year old "helping") to put the entire thing together. It is long and wide enough to be useful in food prep and serving, and pretty tall. I like the height so I don't have to hunch over to work (I am 5'6" but found with other carts/islands that they were a bit lower than my counters and I was bending over when I was using them). The bottom shelves are great sizes; they are deep and can hold a lot. I have metal baskets that I store onions and potatoes in, and they look really good on this stand. I am really glad that I bought this cart. The only issue I have ever had with flat-pack furniture (especially solid wood) is that over time, the screws can loosen. I usually assemble wooden furniture with a little wood glue in the screw holes to keep it tight but didn't have any this time. I have only had this stand for a week, but it has survived 2 boys climbing all over it, my stand mixer mixing constantly, and general use really well. If it does loosen, I will just add glue to the screw holes. I would recommend this item because it is solid wood at a very reasonable price, and it looks really nice.