I was looking for a corner bookshelf that had some curve to it to counterbalance the rectangular credenza it would be located near. So glad I chose this bookshelf! It is very attractive and has a little more visual interest from the usual boxy bookshelves I have located in other parts of our home. Assembly was pretty straight forward. My husband and I put this together in 45 minutes and that included him running to the garage to change out drill batteries during assembly. It is definitely easier to put this together with two people and I recommend using a drill instead of a manual screwdriver to put in the screws to speed up assembly time.