It was pretty easy to put together. The bottom base piece had a flaw where the stain was roughed up. I have a cherry wood correction pen that helped. After assembly, I could not get the doors to align right, so the gaps where they close are not as even as I would like. The cardboard insert in the back was not sized right, and I had to trim it to get it to fall in so the bottom would attach. It is sturdy. I love all the DVD storage it provides. Overall, not bad. About what I expect for $$$ish.