No assembly, just unpack and use. I had several red bamboo tall vases and I wanted to display them. This table is perfect because the vase sits on top right in the center of the red circle! These tables are made for display items! I just unpacked them today and had friends over - everyone commented on them, using words like "adorable, unique, interesting, tribal" and more. I hope more furniture along this theme comes out - I'll switch over my entire house! I'm tickled with them!