It turns out shipping was more of a concern due to the weight which is REALLY heavy (I had to unpack it in my foyer and carry the pieces to the assembly location). I ordered 2 units and during the first shipment, one was so damaged in transit that it never made it to my house. I found this out by the tracking number sent to me by Overstock when one showed up and the other didn't. The first one that made it looked undamaged, but it turned out one of the pieces was. So I ended up calling the original manufactor of the unit and they ship me a new piece (free of charge) which took about 10 days to get. (Meanwhile all the other pieces were laid out on my floor waiting to be put together!!) Overstock sent me a 2nd unit at no additional cost (after I called to follow-up as to what happened) and although the package arrived damaged on the outside, all was okay on the inside this time. Allow plenty of time to put the unit together. It's easy but a little time consuming. I found it easier -- when it came time to put the backing up -- to pre-drill the holes with my drill before screwing the numerous screws in. They went in a lot effortlessly that way. The finished pieces look nice, but they should be anchored to the wall as they tilt forward a bit. Perhaps not using the included feet would help, an avenue I did not try since I have a 5" baseboard and the units won't be flat against my wall either way. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed the units will not fall over when someone roughly sorts or pulls out a DVD. Overall looks nice. Nice craftsmanship for the price. Stores a lot of DVDs. Would order again if I needed another, especially if I could drill the included anchors to the wall to make the unit sturdier.