In 2014 we purchased a home built in 2007 with Merillat cabinets. What a mess the cabinets are in. The sides of the island and end cabinets are covered in some kind of wallpaper-like substance. NOT WOOD. The island drawer scraped when opening and closing until it finally just stuck and wouldn't open at all! My husband fixed it temporarily with a shim. The cherry finish looks okay from a distance, but up close it is visible that the color/finish has faded! Obviously, there is a very thin coat of stain. These cabinets are a nightmare and should all be replaced. I would NEVER buy another house with Merillat cabinets.