We purchased 3 pieces from this set and are pretty pleased. We have only put together 2 so far but there were no glitches as far as assembly. I was almost assuming there something missing, scratched, misdrilled.... but no, nice surprise. They come completely unassembled in three boxes (for the dressers). This means about 30 pieces with probably like 300 pieces of hardware, patience is a must! It will take you at least 3-4 hours (for my husband who is pretty handy) each to assemble but once put together were very sturdy and look great. They are also very big & very heavy so you will need two people to rotate them during the process. For the most part they are solid wood but the draw bottoms are pressed wood (?) but still a decent thickness - the backs on the other hand are flimsy. Overall this looks like a much more expensive set then it costs, if you are handy and willing to put in the hours it is really worth it.