I expected problems with the legs going into the holes, but we had no problems at all putting this together. It is SO heavy, tho, that I waited until I had more than one thing to do here and had a handyman come over and put it together. I would not suggest that most women put this together by themselves due to the weight of this bench, and really you need two people to flip it over once the legs are on. It looks great, works great and I would definitely recommend anyone to purchase this if they have a use for it. I'm hoping this lasts 20 years at least, and, since it's well made, I am guessing it will. I am very happy with this purchase!