Well, my husband is very handy...able to follow directions...but these were a little difficult to follow...the adjusting was difficult. The wood is excellent value. The look of this armoire is smashing!! But, realize the assembly takes much time and patience!!! We also purchased the nightstand to match...and that too looks smashing! Hopefully my daughter will enjoy this furniture for years to come...it's very sturdy. I would recommend overstocks to a friend. You can't beat the prices!!!