No doubt it's a nice piece when put together. Yes, assembly is tedious and took us 4-5hours even with power tools. If you don't have power tools, be prepared to spend an entire day working on this 'cos there are many many screws to be put in. We didn't have any problems aligning the drawers and filing cabinet....you'll have to follow the instructions carefully. We did spend some time going through all the instructions before the start of the assembly. It's definitely not a 1-person job especially when attaching the top part to the lower frame/legs. We had quite some difficulties attaching the top 'cos it was really really hard to get all the screws and dowels to line up exactly. It'd be good at this point to rope in more help (I think more than 2 persons would be great!). We did finally manage to get all the stars to align and boy it sure took us a lot of time and effort and we almost gave up in the process. It turned out looking great though. If you are looking for an easy put together piece (or if you don't have power tools)...skip this. But if you are looking for style/design and quality....this is a great piece.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good solid
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes