I ordered this item as a return with damaged packaging so I was prepared for some dents of nicks but that really wasn't the problem. It isn't too hard to assemble but it would be easier with 2 people. I had to put it against a wall to hold it in place. It is very wobbly though. Also, I was hoping it was a bright, Tardis blue as it appears in the picture but it is really more faded dusty blue. I guess it will work. Worth the discounted cost I paid for t.