You need a doctorate and at least 72 or more hours of free time in order to assemble this buffet. We would never, ever have purchased it if "Assembly Required" had been more specific. The buffet comes to you in pieces. Not one thing has been pre-assembled. Every side, shelf, drawer and and cabinet arrives in pieces and you need to figure out the directions in order to put it together. The metal gliders are even separate from the sides of the drawers.My husband is going on his 3rd day of assembling this and he is extremely displeased. The cost was NOT worth the time and effort; and as I said before, we would not have ever purchased this being fully aware of the "assembly required."