After reading a tip that this chair matched the corner desk I was looking at, I added it to my cart and was NOT sorry. Yes, assembly was required, but after I made sure I still had some Elmer's Wood Glue in the house, I was good to go! I am virtually "Talent-Free" as far as carpentry or assembly of products, I bearly have a tool kit (hammer, a couple flathead and philllips screwdrivers and a bag of "extra parts and nails from other assembly jobs. Happily, I was able to knock it out in a couple hours on a Friday night. And got the desk built the next day. I really recommend securing all joints and what-not with the Elmer's glue. Some glue came with the desk, but it was in a generic tiny tube. It is just worth a $1.50 - so spring for it. The chair is now very sturdy and solid, it does match my corner desk perfectly and I am quite pleased with my purchase. The desk too!