Some of the illustrations are not just unclear, they're actually WRONG. Had I not had lots of prior experience putting flat-pack furniture together, it's likely I'd have ended up with the two interior vertical supports incorrectly placed - as they're incorrectly shown in the drawings. Instead, I first compared the spacing for the doors and confirmed that the vertical supports should be attached on the outside rather than inside of the two horizontal cleats on the underside of the seat. The order of assembly is very, very poorly thought out; several tasks would be much easier completed if they were done before other tasks. All in all, the instructions are so poor that they have caused me to eliminate another Simpli Home product from even being considered. The bench itself is very nice, but the ineptitude of the instruction writers overshadows that fact. Order this product only if you're open to dealing with the assembly challenges.