We got these bookcases after reading a lot of other reviews on this website. We got them in a 3 days, the boxes were completely covered in bubble wrap and though the boxes were a little crushed the wood inside was completely fine. It took about an hour and half to put them together, the instructions were fairly clear. I just finished putting a ton of IKEA stuff together so it was relatively simple in comparision. I got the "walnut" though it is very dark more mahagony than walnut. The picture on the site, was fairly accurate. So it was what I expected and they look great. We already got some great compliments on them. They are very sturdy, and once filled with books don't move at all. They come with stickers to cover the screws which were the wrong color and looked horrible. However, I took someone else's advise from another review and got dark nail polish the same color as the wood and covered every screw and they completely disappeared and you don't notice them at all. I am very happy with these bookcases, for the price you can't beat their unique look and good construction.