Upon setting up delivery, the delivery driver said he would push the box to the back of the truck. I was fairly busy that day, so I had my office staff come by my house and unload the truck. The delivery driver ended up helping my two men carry up the desk. So, be forewarned, they won't carry this to your front door step and slide it inside (like I had planned). It is very heavy. My men carried it to my garage. I had no problem opening up the box and carrying piece by piece up to my office. The hardware alone probably weighs 20 LBS. I was impressed when holding the metal drawer slides. They are heavy duty and will last. For the most part, all the holes line up properly. The only difficulty is putting together the drawers. BUT, it is easy if you loosely screw in the screw to the sides, and loosely screw into the front. Then tighten them all up. This is only like this on the drawers. If you put it together this way, it will work. If you do not, you will end up not being able to tighten all the screws. Once you have this put together, lock the drawers, and have a friend help you tip it over. I am impressed with having two key sets. One for the left drawers, one for the right drawers. The desktop is solid. Your not scratching it, so don't worry.