Usually when the ad says, "Easy to assemble" I cringe because I have not had many experiences when that process ended up "easy." In this case, their advertising was correct. It only took me a few minutes and the pictured instructions were simple to follow. I am very pleased with the product but I don't use it as a nursing stool. I'm not sure why they would label it as such when it is just a wonderful little foot stool. I use it under my computer desk and it is lovely to have something to rest my feet upon. It is beautiful and functional too. I highly recommend this product.