The two cabinets have five shelves each. There are two base cabinets with a hard top that I originally was going to place between, but we were in Costco and they had this great maple top work bench, 8 foot wide and coated with polyurethane that was a great price. Looks good enough for inside. The base cabinets had a good spot underneath the window. I bought mounting racks to go over the bench, on which will hang a couple of wall mount cabinets and other storage units. Whenever I feel like dealing with all the screws and such again.