First of all, this desk is a freaking bear to put together but the end is well worth it my friend. It took me (not very "puzzle" oriented) and my dad (an engineer) about 8 hrs to put together. So yes, you need at the very least 2 people to put this behemoth together. But it is a BEAUTIFUL desk. Well worth the $ and time. I would highly recommend for home office. Tip: it comes in a pallet of about 7 heavy boxes, I would recommend to open said boxes and carry pieces individually to desired location unless you're on HGH and can bench 400lbs and squat 700lbs. Good luck!!