I wanted a large, basic desk and this is perfect. The color is a true cherry - not washed out - and vibrant. Total weight is 150 lbs and can be assembled alone until you install the top (awkward). ASSEMBLY NOTE: if you haven't worked with cams before they are very easy ( a child can do it) but the instructions I received were not clear. You have to point the arrow towards the hole. In this case there is no arrow but if you look closely at the screwdriver notches you will see one of the four is longer and somewhat pointed. Make sure that point is lined up with the corresponding hole. Snaps in quickly and easily. If you have to struggle you may be out of alignment.