I bought this lingerie chest and the nightstand, and each took me about three hours to put together by myself. I'm not particularly good at this kind of thing, but the directions were clear. The hardware parts are very well labeled, and each piece to be assembled has a sticker on it that corresponds to the instructions.The only tricky part is making sure you have the drawer rails installed on the sides correctly - I had to stare at the drawings and the parts for a while. You will need an electric screwdriver, a rubber mallet, and a hex wrench (allen wrench?) to put these pieces together - a drill would be handy for attaching the rails to the bottom of the drawers, as these holes are not pre-drilled. Some extra hardware is included. You will end up with very sturdy, beautiful, almost chocolate-colored furniture (the web photos are lighter than the actual wood) The lingerie chest is heavy enough that it was difficult for me to move even without the drawers installed. The drawers are small, but the dimensions are part of the item's description, so I wasn't surprised by this. The finish is very pretty and better than I expected for this price. Some good music and coffee will get you through this! Wish I'd bought the matching bed when it was available.