My island was delivered shockingly quickly (within a week of placing the order). There are a couple of minor dings in the wood but nothing very visible (one edge and a couple of spots on one of the sides). It took me about an hour to put together by myself and required only a screwdriver in addition to the included allen wrench. I am very pleased with the look and how it turned out, it goes great with the rest of my kitchen and provides plenty more storage. The drawer and closed cabinet are key - I have limited cabinet space in a small kitchen so I am able to store some general "stuff" that is less than attractive. I highly recommend this product!