My wife had been looking for a unique style of island for our kitchen that could be purchased at a reasonable price. I came across this one and purchased it for her. She is thrilled with the look, quality, and I am very pleased at the price. We plan to add a shelf at the bottom rails, add two wide drawers under the "butcher block" top and she will be even an even more happy woman.
Before I purchased I called and ask if you could add a shelf and drawers, but was advised that you did not do custom orders. I believe it would be an excellent idea to manufacture an additional bench with these features. I would have paid extra for this at maybe $200 to $250 more!