This island arrives in many heavy boxes. It took about 3.5 hours to put together. The screws to attach the top to the base were missing. A trip to hardware store was needed. Once fully assembled, it was discovered that there were several (23) holes in the top like a nail had been used. I didn't like it at first, but it gave it a weathered look. After about 3 weeks of use, the two faces to the drawers stopped lining up as to where you had to lift up on the drawer for it to close. Then the drawer faces fell off. Now the doors are starting to shift. I wish I could send it back and get another one without having to put another one together! I've gone back and forth with customer service. It is very attractive for the money...just not fully satisfied with its construction.