The shipping was very swift, arriving by UPS in two very large, heavy boxes. You'll need a large space to assemble, as you will want to unpack all the pieces and organize them somehow for easier identification. The instructions were clear and there were extras of all the screws, wooden dowels, etc., which was thoughtful, as often these things come with not enough! I'd recommend having at least one other person around the house while assembling, as it's too big and heavy for one person to flip over by their self. Also, give yourself a few hours to assemble (it took me several). The instructions say only to use a screw driver, which is what I did (and which is most likely why it took so long to assemble). However, if I had to do it over again, I'd definitely use a drill on a low setting so as not to strip any of the screws. Overall, the piece is solid and contributes beautiful lines and color to our living room. No complaints.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Pretty close
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I'm skeptical of a lot of these kinds of "rubber wood" style products, but this is a solid, heavy, and beautiful piece.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very