Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rocky Read the reviews first!!
That way you will not be surprised by the intensity of the project. I did separate all pieces as recommended, took 1 hour just for that. Luckily I have a long waist high work bench, this was a huge plus for my back. We did have a missing part(12 screws), and customer service sent those immediately. And for my inconvenience, they included extra hinges and a bottle of their finishing oil treatment for free. We are so pleased with the quality of this island. It has the look and functionality of much more expensive pieces. The hardward is solid and strong, nothing flimsy here. While I would have paid up to $100. for the six hour assembly, it would have been too heavy to transport. The locking casters are nice too.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Klingwench Versatile, lots of storage
I could not possibly have assembled this myself as it came in three separate packages. There are a gazillion parts, but once assembled, it's a wonderfully functional piece. I have a small kitchen and a table left too much unusable space. Having mobility issues, I can sit and pull out one of the leaves to prepare food or use it like a table to eat from. This unit does require a lot of care, and because it's unfinished, must be oiled all over. One type for the butcher block tops, another for non-food-prep surfaces. Complete care instructions come with it from the manufacturer, Catskill. I have been very happy with mine. It is a quality product!
January 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CPBHarvard Great Kitchen Island
Takes 5-6 hours to assemble but it is worth it. Only negative is the casters should be a little more heavy duty.
December 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Pete High quality product and highly recommened it
This Kitchen Island is solid,well built and functional. I would of gave it 5 stars except the directions were hard to follow, the pieces were not labeled and the set of screws to put the drawer together were not proper wood screws. They stripped out. I called the company and the customer service was excellent. They sent me the proper screws and the panels that were stripped no questions asked.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by happyislandbuyer super beautiful kitchen island
it did take a lot of time to put together. well over 5 hours stated in another review!! Well done instructions, maybe could be slightly more clear. They shorted me one type of screw and of course I only verified wood parts before beginning construction. I just went out and bought my own screws. It is a beautiful piece of furniture though. very happy with the purchase and the good value and service at home depot.
October 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kclan My favorite kitchen island
This island was the perfect finishing touch for our kitchen remodel. With 2 shelves and a drawer, I have so much more storage space. The 2 extra pull-out cutting boards are the perfect height for me. And the casters allow me to move it out of the way when we have a guests.
December 17, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by cortezMike Empire Island
This product is as well or better built than any consumer assembled product I have seen. Follow the directions and identify all pieces before assembly and you should have no problems. The only thing I have changed is to put locking casters on all 4 wheels ( due to slipping on tile floor)
December 29, 2009