The package arrived with no problems, but upon opening it, there was a lot of dust covering everything. It was like it had been in storage for a while. The finish was cracked and flaking off in several spots right out of the box. It was easy enough to put together with the instructions, took me about 40 minutes, and if you use an electric screwdriver it would take even less. The wooden slats going across, are flimsy. I would expect something sturdier. I could build something like this in 2 days and the finish would look much better. Don't feel like it was really worth what I paid.