I was hesitant to purchase after all the reviews I read, but needed a chest for my daughter that didn't cost $500! It took me 3 hours to assemble. The drawer instructions were very confusing and had to redo a couple of pieces, but it all came together well. It isn't the most sturdy furniture, but I can see her getting 3-4 years use with it. You need to purchase a wall hook to keep it from swaying or falling over...it isn't real stable sitting on carpet due to the height of the cabinet. I would recommend, but know that it is not a long term piece.