Thank goodness I'm mechanically inclined because this desk came without any instructions! The parts were well labeled, but I had to use the picture on the box to figure out how to put this together. Took approx 3 hours. Also, the workmanship is SHODDY- while the holes line up, the desk (at least mine) is not level. One foot is approx 3/4" off the floor. The printer stand was welded so poorly that the L joint is not a 90 degree angle, therefore the shelf doesn't sit level - had to shore the shelf w/ a small piece of wood to make it level. While I have purchased many items of the course of 6 years, this is the first time that I bought furniture from Overstock.com, and will most assuredly be the last. If it wasn't so much money, time and effort to send it back, this would be on its way back pronto. Caveat emptor!