I already have the Sauder Harbor View Computer Armoire (which I absolutely love) and the Sauder Vinegate Storage Tower (using it in the bedroom as a display cabinet since even though it isn't technically part of the Harbor View collection, the finish matches perfectly!). After those two items, it seemed time to finish out my bedroom suite with the Sauder Harbor View 5 Drawer Chest. My old dresser is actually another Sauder dresser, but in a finish that doesn't match. I've had it for 8 years, and it has held up beautifully well (the only reason I replaced it was to get a matching color item). What I'm trying to say is, I trust Sauder's quality. Sauder makes a lot of what I'd refer to as "high end particle board" furniture. Unlike many brands that make particle board furniture (*cough* Prepac *cough*), Sauder actually makes rather nice quality for being particle board. Their pieces are nice and heavy and feel sturdy instead of weak. However, this is only if assembled properly... That brings me to my next point that everyone seems to complain about: the assembly. Yes, this will take you about 4 hours to put together (and I suggest having help to make things a bit easier). Frankly, you shouldn't rush through this job. I suggest reading through the instructions once fully before even starting so you have an idea of what pieces go together and what their ultimate articulation is going to be. It helps a lot. Then, lay out all your pieces and parts and go through the list, accounting for all of them and checking for damage (mine was completely undamaged). Make sure your sort your screws and other parts into organized piles at this time. Once you do start assembly, make sure you are slow, thorough and methodical to ensure accuracy (which is good advice for many projects in life). I was able to assemble my dresser easily and it is sturdy, even, and beautiful. Oh, and it's in the instructions, but as a heads up, you can adjust the individual heights of each dresser drawer so that they are all evenly spaced and perfect-looking. Unfortunately, though, when I made this dresser I thought I'd be clever and leave off the drawer Interlocking System (this prevents you from opening more than one drawer at a time) to save a tiny bit of time. That was probably a poor decision, though, as I discovered after testing that the dresser will become unstable if you open just three drawers at once. My old dresser didn't do that, but it was also a lot deeper (and much of that was empty space since the drawers were shallower by comparison). So, this dresser sacrifices a bit of stability for a reduced size profile, which in my tiny apartment is much appreciated. I then decided to retroactively put in the Interlock System, and did so successfully with minimal effort. Now that I've discussed all that, let's go through some pros and cons of this item. First, the pros. It's a very attractive item for being particle board. Yes, it does have the "cardboard" back (but every piece of particle board furniture has this - there's no getting away from it). It still looks good for what it is, and matching the other furniture from the Harbor View (and Vinegate) collection well. As mentioned earlier, if assembled correctly, it is level, strong, and sturdy (for the most part, see my cons below). On top of that, the drawers are rather spacious and make full use of the unit's size. Now, let's have some cons. The finish will scratch if you aren't careful, but being an "antiqued" finish gives it the benefit of still looking acceptable if you touch up the scratches with a furniture marker. Antique charm and all that. The one big con I really think of is the drawer bottoms, which unlike every other nice thick sturdy piece on this dresser, is made of a very thin, flimsy material (some sort of press-board, I think). This gave me some pause at first, but then I realized that my old dresser had the same sort of thin flimsy-feeling thing for it's drawer bottoms, and that lasted me 8 years of heavy use. So, maybe it won't be such an issue after all. I wouldn't use this dresser for a very young child's room, though, as they might manage to break the drawer bottoms, and besides, if they climbed up the dresser, it would surely tip over since it is front-heavy. Overall, I'm quite pleased with the dresser. It's meeting my needs quite well, and is the Sauder brand quality I've come to expect (in fact, I'll be sticking to this brand as much as possible for future furniture needs). Sauder's Harbor View collection (and honestly many of their other collections) are a great way to get a decent-looking furniture set without spending a fortune for real wood items (which will often run you $1000+ for a single item). If you're on a budget but still want a nice look, I highly recommend the Sauder Harbor View 5-Drawer chest (and much of their other stuff too)! Oh, and for anyone who needs them, here are some relevant measurements. The overall dresser dimensions are 49.5" high, 31" wide, and 17.625" deep. The inner dimensions of the top dresser drawer is 25.625" wide across, 13.875" from front to back, and 3.75" deep (note that this is the smallest of the drawers). The next three drawers measure 24.5" wide across, 13.75" from front to back, and 6.375" deep. The bottom drawer is only very slightly different from the other three, and is: 24.625" wide across, 13.875" from front to back, and 6.375" deep. Well, hope these measurements were helpful to someone!