I've been eyeing this Island for a while. Finally purchased and had it shipped to my place. The delivery man didn't want to carry it up the stairs on his own because it was so heavy. I asked him to anyways. I started to put this together on my own and had to give up after 3 hours. I hired an SF Taskrabbit to come do the job and still had to help hold up the pieces, so he could drill together. Overall I think this is a quality kitchen island. I'm glad I got it, but didn't realize how much work it would be to set it up.