The box arrived in shreds with the styrofoam packing pulverized, and many of the pieces were damaged beyond repair. The desk is made of fiberboard, and some of the components were smashed, especially in the corners. Overstock sent out a replacement with very little hassle. Exactly a week later, I arrived home to find a trail of styrofoam from the street to my doorstep. A large part of the box was in the street, and the package had been laid diagonally from the sidewalk going up the steps to my front porch. I think the packing materials are the poorest quality I've ever seen. I managed to get one set of mostly undamaged pieces from the two boxes. The instructions aren't great, but if you study the pictures closely at each step you can get by. The desk seems fairly sturdy once it's put together, but the finish is fairly low grade, so it won't look good for long. Meanwhile, I have to dispose of the junk desk myself but I can't put it in the regular garbage because it's too big.