This was our first wood working project - boy, we were super excited to build this because our little one is Curious George and wants to see everything going on in the kitchen.
The plans were modified very slightly to save some time and avoid major learning curves. We were very happy with the end result. We've since learnt that finishing a product is a whole new project - we ended up painting this helper. After the noticeable wear and tear, we realized we should have sealed it with poly.
PS: Pocket holes are everything.