It wasn't complicated to assemble but it takes time to do it right. I feel for the price I paid and the quality of this piece of furniture that it is a bargain. Don't expect to get a solid wood piece of furniture for $250 because it is made of particle board but it is good quality, durable and looks nice. I only had an issue with the drawer sides being warped and I was missing the removable shelf but I sent a quick email to the company and they sent the replacment pieces a week later. Quick company response even the week before Christmas. If your looking for a cheap, affordable armoire then this will be a great buy for you. But if your looking for a solid wood armoire then you'll want to go to a furniture store and spend $800-1500.