Item arrived qucikly in four boxes. Assembly was not too terribly difficult but I put it together in phases over a period of two days by myself. Probably took me a total of about 4 hours to complete assembly on my own. Piece is very heavy and sturdy and looks great in my bedroom. I would never had been able to move this piece had I not been able to put it together in the same room I planned on using it. I will definately order something else in this line.