First, thank you to the other reviewers who said the panel lifts up for screwing in the sides - big help! The box came damaged, but everything inside was just fine. It was very easy to put together by myself - only 4 major parts really. Workmanship on this couch is not top notch, but hey, it's a really cheap couch. It looks nicer than it is. I needed something that was shorter than the normal couch, and this worked perfectly. Would be great for spaces you cannot fit a normal couch because it can come apart very easily. I would probably get the microfiber version next time. The stitching on this is not good, and I worry about it coming apart because the pleather may tear if that happens making it harder to repair than fabric. It also gets hot if you sit on it a long time. Very comfortable seating though. The seat pillows stick out a bit - maybe 1/2" - which I don't like. Overall though, a fabulous deal and I am happy with my purchase.