My granddaughter insisted on helping me assemble this set. When you first open the box there are an intimidating number of pieces, but all hardware and wood pieces are marked alphanumerically, so if you closely follow the included instructions assembly goes rather quickly (took us about an hour). She absolutely loves having a "me size" table and chairs, and spent the rest of the day sitting at it coloring and looking at her books. All pieces have a nice glossy finish on the wood, so I expect future cleanups will be easy. I would recommend this set if you have wee ones in your house or that come to visit!