I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this furniture for the price. It is a nice hard wood with a beautiful finish. It came very well packaged, so free of any minor imperfections that would drive me crazy. Assembly was time consuming but not necessarily difficult. It would be a cinch for someone with any skill at assembling things (not me). My only criticism is that I do not care for the plain black pulls and I'll probably purchase new ones. But considering the low price I paid for the entire dresser, I didn't think this was enough to downgrade to four stars. I will definitely be purchasing the matching 6-drawer dresser and nightstand.