Putting this set together was a terrible experience. None of the pieces really fit together easily (if at all). the wrench included was pretty flimsy and hurt your hands. Most of the screws didn't go in all of the way. The biggest problem were the crossbars. There are pre-drilled wooden pegs on the ends of the crossbars that you put into the legs. Most of them didn't fit and the pegs were too large for the pre-cut holes. 1 cross bar out of 8 fit. One of the cross bar had pegs was so small it wouldn't even stay in place and fell right out. The only reason I gave the set 2 stars is because it's still a really beautiful set with a nice finish... just ridiculously difficult to assemble.