This desk came well packaged in a large box. It's a two person lift to get it in the door as it's over 75 pounds. The instructions and diagrams are pretty clear and for someone who has put together assembly-required furniture before, it was fairly easy. Total time is going to be about 2-3 hours for a single person. The quality of the desk is so-so. Everything but the table legs and the cross piece (not installed in picture) is engineered wood. The fit is off, so you will find gaps around drawers and not so smooth drawer pull outs. I have doubts that I can move this desk in the future--it's really heavy and the pieces that connect the left side to the right side are rather flimsy. Also, the keyboard tray was too large for the opening so I had grind down the side of the drawer. Definitely not a task for the everyday person. Overall, it looks like the picture and will function for some time, but it's not worth $300.