The couch came in a huge box. The assembly instructions were a little awkward, but the couch pieces were simple enough to put together with just a few glances at the instructions.It took two people and about an hour to assemble. The box includes all of the tools and hardware you need. The couch has a nice microfiber cover and removable pillow covers. The couch is perfect for our formal living room- chic, comfortable, and lively. I also bough two of the matching accent chairs, and was pleased with those as well.