This was a gift for my kids for Christmas. My husband and I assembled it in Christmas eve night. It took him about 2 hours to get it assembled (I think it would take most people about an hour). It definitely looks great and helps with the organization of our dress up clothing. It is solid wood, so it's very sturdy. Our only gripe is that we wish it were taller. Unless you're hanging clothes for kids 3 and under, the dresses drag on the bottom. It also arrived with some scratches on the edges , but they were easily hidden with our dark wood stain pen.