The desk was packaged well and assembly was easy. It is unfinished, so it took a couple days to apply 3 coats of urethane with stain, and it came out looking good. I recommend spending a little time with fine sandpaper and steel wool or Scotchbrite between coats. Just the right size for my home office, I bought two of them. The keyboard drawer latch was broken on one, but a phone call to the maker number on the assembly instructions had replacements here in three days. These are sturdy and basic desks, but the price can't be beat.