I never have high expectations for kit furniture. But this kitchen/bar cart is really a nice piece of engineering. There are many parts, and one person should expect to spend a couple of hours assembling the unit. But the result is a very solid, easy-rolling, elegant piece of furniture that you would swear didn't come in a hundred pieces. The main unit and the top come in two separate packages. (Both boxes are large and very heavy; get help or use a dolly to move them.) The top comes in a box with a wooden crate inside. Our marble top arrived in perfect shape. The main unit was well packed, but slight slippage occurred among some of the panels. I had expected the unit to be made with particle board, but was pleasantly surprised to find that it is REAL WOOD. The finish remained in perfect shape, as many of the pieces are individually wrapped. No parts were missing, and extras were provided. The instructions were adequately clear to get the unit assembled with minimal confusion. It looks great and should last a long time.