The console was relatively easy to assemble. My two teenaged sons put it together. Our only problem was that the hole in the back of the center area wasn't large enough for all of the satelitte and Xbox connectors. the doors won't completely close because the connectors on the dish reciever won't bend, thus I am waiting for my husband to cut the hole wider, so we can push the reciever back farther. Otherwise, I am very pleased with the item for the cost.