I bought this changing table because I really like the way it was designed. I changed my older son on a traditional changing table, and this one seems like a much smarter setup. I assembled it myself at 35 weeks pregnant (with a few assists from my five year old) and had no problems putting it together. It looks great and after the baby no longer needs a changing table I'll probably reuse it as a crafting storage center for my yarn or beadwork. I think another customer commented on the side shelves being flimsy; I wouldn't store anything really heavy (like liquor bottles or office equipment) on them, but to hold things like a few paperback books, baby clothes, or small baskets of supplies, the shelves should be just fine.