Im not one who shys away from assembly. I also pride myself as being the mom who can put together anything! This really tested my patience! First things first, its very cute. Note that it is 4 feet 5 inches tall and 2 feet 6 inches long. While it appears exactly as it is pictured after put together, it seems to be a miniature version. I bought this because I loved the way it looked and I needed something off the side of my kitchen for towels and miscellaneous hotchpotches that my small apartment didnt have storage for. I read the other reviews listed and thought it would be a good fit. It is a good fit. However, here is the BUT it took 2 hours to put together. It actually took longer, but I am not including the time it took to take each piece out of its individually wrapped plastic, or the time it took to assemble each of the 5 baskets (each took 4 screws and were very difficult to secure) as well as to then vacuum all the foam dust that scatters everywhere from the package. While I dont regret purchasing this item, because now that its together its not going back! Im not sure it was worth my time.