I admit I'm surprised! Having had previous experiences of other well-known 'flat pack' furniture, together with some other reviewers' reports of having difficulties with this particular item, I approached this assembly with some trepidation! However, I needn't have worried; assembly was straight forward, nothing missing, everything fitted securely where it should and went together like a breeze. End result is sturdy, attractive and practical and as such represents excellent value for money. Highly recommended!