I have been looking for a toddler helper platform like this, but wanted either an espresso or a white color to go with the color scheme in my kitchen so I selected the white color. Assembling it was fairly easy, except I noticed that there were globs of white paint that settled into the hole where the plug fasteners belong. That did not allow them to fit unless you try to dig the hardened paint out.
The most unpleasant thing about this item is that it smells terribly. After about a day, it started giving me and my husband a headache. I tried sitting it out in the garage and it still gives off an awful chemical smell.