Assembly was not difficult; however, the instructions for assembling the chairs were not at all clear. A major flaw with this table rests in the leaf design, hence the title of this review. The leaf holders are poorly designed, they are merely two blocks of wood that slide out to meet a cheep plastic bumper. The bumpers are inadequate to prevent the blocks from sliding completely out... so, you have a loose leaf when you tug the blocks out too far. Other than that, the table will make a fine addition to a small kitchen eating area, or similar setting. It can seat four - three comfortably.