Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! We are happy to hear you are happy! Our wood is grade b/bb baltic birch cabinet grade plywood. It is definitely not cheap :-). We can't comment on what happened since we did not drill your holes. The request on the order was to not drill holes as you had your own hardware so we left it as a solid drawer. We hope you were able to get it all worked out. Email us if we can help!