The cart arrived well packaged. The instructions were easy to read. I was impressed with the quality of the material and the finish. There is no particle board in this unit. It consists of solid hard wood and some plywood veneer faced hard wood finished in cherry. My son assembled the unit in less that 1 hour. There was one part missing-- an exterior towel bar. I went online and asked for the missing part and it was shipped to me (free of charge ) in 2 days. This is an extremely well made piece and we are very pleased with it.