I purchased this knowing it would be a nightmare to put together after reading the other reviews. However, I got it anyway because it was the only table I could find that would work well with the decor I had my bedroom. I simply want to let anyone know that it is a difficult product to put together and don't bother to get it unless you really want it. What should've taken about 30 minutes to put together took about 2 hours because of the alignment issues. I was, however, able to put it together without re-drilling any holes. The top is especially difficult to put on because this is where the alignment issue tends to occur. I opted to take out the wooden dowels along the corners of the table- top so that I could avoid any re-drilling. It worked but it was a huge pain. It's beautiful once it's put together but construction of the product is truly s nightmare. I've put together a lot of items but this one was one of the worst yet.