The product was well packaged and easy to put together. I did not even have to pull out my tools as it came packaged with the appropriate hex wrench. Assembly was quick and easy 10-15 minutes max. The rack has some weight to it and is quite stable. I read a few reviews where some complained about silver streaks that are visible in some areas ... it looks more like gold to me and in my opinion gives the rack a little more distinction. I looked at few other racks that were bit more but I am very happy with this product.