This is my first purchase with the big O! I received the ottoman 2 days after I ordered it - in time for 4th of July!! It's true: All you have to do is screw on the legs - no tools needed! It is so handsome and sturdy and the storage is terrific - it helps to clear my sofa of all throws as I like to keep this room as tidy as possible. It is VERY dark brown and can look black, so if you're really wanting a black ottoman and your room is not too bright, please consider this!