I always look at the reviews of a product before i buy, so i was a little skeptical about the difficulty range alot of other reviewers stated. I myself wasnt putting this together but my best friend had it together in 2 hours-by himself! it looks AMAZING!!! i get a million compliments on it and it matches my dining room table perfectly!!! Shiiping was quick, packing was extremely good, no scratches or dings:) love love love it!!!