First off, I received product remarkably fast. I was a little hesitant when I initially read all the reviews, but ordered anyway. I'm so glad I did. It took me 2.5 hours to put together and I only had to ask my husband to help out by holding something steady 2 times. Had I not been watching TV I would have finished much sooner. Instruction diagrams were a little confusing at first, but once I got the hang of it it was pretty easy.The piece looks wonderful in my kitchen and is very sturdy. Can't wait to start putting it to good use!