I purchased my first Boos butcher block tables in 1978 in maple and oak and still have them. I purchased this cherry table with round metal base for the dinette in my new house. It is gorgeous. There was a minor hiccup when the table arrived without pre-drilled holes for the base, but Boos took care of it expeditiously, and I am enjoying the table with chairs made for my by a Dutch craftman in Arnhem in 2000. I tend to stick with my furniture. This table will outlive me, and that is what I expect.