The delivery was speedy, so speedy that when the lady who signed for me informed me of its arrival (two days ago), i was shocked. I was alerting her that day of its possible arrival in the next day or two. QUALITY/ SPECS wise: It was just what i thought. I did a lot of research in both areas at this website and a numerous other websites, just to get a balanced view. ASSEMBLY: I am petite with weak arms (i am athletic, except with my arms). I am not one of those Home-Depot type women, who own drills and are good at using them. I do visit hardware stores for keys, nuts and bolts. THIS piece came with holes in all the proper places (for assembly) (two extra ones on the side piece alarmed me, but no consequences), correct number of bolts (everything was neatly sealed in their respective little plastics wraps). IT TOOK me maybe 1 3/4 - - 2 hours, but those were not head-scratching two hours. It was leisurely. I was basically reading the instruction (easy to understand), took my time to follow the instructions. EVERY wood piece was clearly marked, again, correctly as they are shown in the printed instructions. Because I stood them up around the hallway, i had to go look for the right piece when it is called for in the instruction for that particular step. AT THE the day, you do not feel it was two dreadful hours, filled with anxiety and surprises. It was well spent. You sit down and relish the sight of this pure, little practice piece that is, in part, the fruit of your labor. You love it.