The desk comes in 3 very heavy boxes; have them put them in a location that will give you space and time to unpack and examine everything. At first, it looks so very complex, a ton of parts but, it is really rather easy to put together. Have a power screwdriver or you will wear yourself out. The set up is very functional. I am using it for my photography and it is perfect for holding various sizes of mattes, picture tubes etc. Great buy...be ready to put some sweat equity into the assembly.