Just as I read in other reviews, this piece of furniture was easy to assemble and is very functional. I find it a little more difficult to fit a pair of shoes in one slot than was described by other customers but it still works out great for our family of four. It's not the sturdiest piece of furniture I ever purchased but was right on the mark for the money I paid. It had one little ding on the top piece but not enough of a defect to send it back for a new one. Enjoy this organizer if you have lots of shoes and need a place for your family to sit as they put their shoes on!