I purchased this hall/entry table as a writing desk for my mother. She has a small area so I was looking for something to fit into this space and this table size was perfect considering most desk are wider and deeper. When it arrived I had only the legs to attach. The screws were already inserted into the legs and I needed only to attach with a small flat head wrench that was suppose to come with the desk but did not, I have yet to find something small enough to fit into the tight space to attached the screws more tightly. Other than that assembly was a breeze the drawers came assembled. The table/desk has beautiful carved details, however the staining in spots is shoddy and there were some nicks and dents on the table. They also could have shalacked the table more (if they did at all). If you plan to use this table as a desk, note that the carved front piece requires that the chair seat be a bit lower than the average chair. Overall the table is a nice piece I would have like to have spent a little less for it, considering the missing wrench and other noted items.