This is a VERY impressive piece, and will really give your room some added oomph and panache. I don't agree that it's easy to put together..my husband, an engineer, and a hardware store employee all pitched in and it still took quite awhile to get the project finished. But nevertheless, the job got done and the result is well worth it. This looks like it's from an expensive furniture store. It's very sturdy. You cannot beat the price and you have to love Overstock for the cheap shipping on things this heavy. Just watch out though because this comes in two very large and heavy boxes and UPS tends to slam things around in transit.