I'm a total klutz when it comes to putting things together, so I was a bit nervous when the 2 big boxes arrived. (I ordered 2 of them to place into the corners of my small dining room space). However, after taking a deep breath and reading the relatively simple instructions, I managed to do it all by my lonesome. All I used were the screws/tools they sent in the boxes and it came together perfectly! I have lovely decorative items placed on each shelf and the etageres are steady, sturdy, and holding strong. It's a beautiful product and I think the price is very reasonable and fair (as I have compared corner shelf pricing in several stores---these were actually cheaper). Overall, I would highly recommend this product--even to an "instruction klutz" like me!