Item shipped in two boxes and one of them came pretty badly damaged. From what I read, this is common with this unit. Fortunately only one part was damaged beyond use. Unfortunately, that part was the top of the stand. I ordered a replacement online from Prepac and it took over two weeks to arrive. As I have also read about, many of the parts had minor chips and scratches in the finish and glue on them from the laminating process. Once assembled, these defects are not at all noticeable. Assembly was fairly straight forward, but you need to pay close attention because many of the pieces look alike, but go in very specific places. One the unit was all together, it sagged in the middle. I used pieces of 2x4 under the middle dividers to get it propped up. All of these quality issues aside, it is a good looking unit. It has plenty of room for many components. And with the extra wood holding up the middle, it feels very solid.