I purchased this for my husband as a surprise. I had no trouble at all putting it together. Making sure it lined up was the key to the screws would line up with the pre drilled holes. It was very heavy but once I unloaded it and took it out of the boxes it was easy for me to handle with one of my kids holding things that needed two hands. A lot of screws but so worth it for the quality. I did have one of the reinforcements come out of the solid wood but glued it back in with wood glue and it was fine. Great piece!!! Totally worth it!!!