Like other reviews, I agree. It definitely takes at least an hour to assemble and that's with someone helping. I knew the quality of this piece wasn't going to be Ethan Allen, but I definitely expected more. When you assemble it, you have to place small dark sticker dots onto the screw to cover it up. This looks awful and cheap. I didn't expect there to be so many of them within this piece either so my overall impression is disappointed. I love the design, but can't stand the cheapness of it. This was my first purchase with Overstock and probably will be my last.