UPS delivered this package in pretty good shape, so there were no digs or dents in the finish. Strong paint odor, still waiting for it to go away. DO NOT screw in the posts too far in pre-drilled holes when assembling as the nut will not be able to catch it when joining two pieces of the desk together. Also, if you over-tighten the nut to the post, you'll end up with it pretruding out the other side of wood, damaging the finish and look. Having said that, daughter loves the look of the desk. Very professional looking. Hutch simply sits atop desk, but has rubber feet to keep it from moving around. Would have given 5 stars if the nut tightening didn't damage the piece.