I needed a lingerie chest for my bedroom because it is small, and I didn't want to eat up floor space with a standard size dresser. Also, I wanted the chest to have a finish similar to my bed frame and night table; both these pieces are older. I shopped around, on the internet and in stores, and this was the best looking chest I found. I like the curved sides, they make the piece more elegant, not as plain as many others that I looked at. The assembly did take quite a bit of time. The directions are challenging because the diagrams are small, but they are accurate. If your read them very carefully and patiently take it step by step, you will be fine. They thoughtfully provided extra pieces of the small hardware (camlocks, etc.). I assembled the chest with a Phillps screwdriver; I don't think an electric screwdriver is necessary. You do need an extra person at certain points in the assembly, as the piece is heavy. I was impressed by the good looking finish and the high quality of the hardware. One of the knobs appears to be slightly misdrilled, I can't seat it entirely flat against the drawer front, but that is minor. This piece works very well for me.