I made this as a gift for my wife. She wanted a dedicated place to put the microwave and incorporate some storage for other things. The bottom two cabinet doors are actually slide outs for trash and recycling. the top area is for books and there is even a vented drawer for potato storage. There is a shelf that pulls out to place cook books on while you're cooking. I got the idea for this from an Amish furniture website and modified it just a little bit.