I had no doubt I would love this piece of furniture. It is everything I expected...but if I did not have a patient friend to put it together it would still be sitting around in pieces, everywhere! It seemed to be a lot of work and actually took more than a day to put together. One piece was broken, however, it did not effect the final product. The end product is definitely worth the money, as it looks and feels very rich. I would recommend being aware of the measurements and where you will put it in your room as it seemed to be larger than what I imagined and I did have a moment where I just thought it was too big and I had no room for it...but as I said, the end product is beautiful and it appears to be high quality and the best thing is that my TV is hidden and I have extra room in my closet since the bottom drawers actually fit quite a bit. . It really completed my bedroom.