The value of the product is excellent. I believe the quality exceeds the price paid for it. Putting it together was fairly straight forward, but please have a drill available with a Philips head screwdriver bit. With a drill I was able to put it together in about 45 minutes. Using a plain screwdriver may work but will be extremely taxing, leading to swearing and causing you to rethink your purchase. My wife loves sitting in it for reading or working on the laptop.