The table was modeled after Pottery Barn’s Bedford project table. It has 9 large cubbies on each side; the cubbies house many craft supplies including baskets for thread, patterns, stamps, scrapbooking supplies, and fabric. The tabletop is extra large for spreading my stuff WAY out or sharing workspace! I don’t think we’ll be adding any stainless steel. It wasn’t a ploy; we just changed our minds after a year or two. Also, I have plans to spruce up those boring walls; here’s to hoping it doesn’t take two more years!