Super simple to set up - literally 10 minutes. No exaggeration. The box came well packed with enough insulation to keep the table from ever getting a nick. At first, I wasn't too excited by the table, but it has definitely grown on me. Everyone that has seen it has commented on how they like it. Caution: it takes a while to get used to the white insert - I keep it permanently flipped to having the compartments showing vs. the flat service. I just think it looks weird without knowing that the insert has a purpose outside of just looking weird.