The desk is of good quality and arrived quickly. The assembly instructions are, shall we say, "minimalist". Room for improvement there, especially for people new to assembling furniture. Two people are definitely required to do the job. I asked a friend, who is a general contractor, to help put the thing together. It took 5-6 hours, but all the parts fit and it looks great. One thing: there is no method provided to attach the rear cabinet piece to the credenza! This is important, as you do not want the cabinets to fall on you during an earthquake, etc. We wound up making a trip to the hardware store and bought some strong steel hinges to hold the two pieces together. One wish: that there was a second set of drawers available to fit under the credenza.