The table arrived at my apartment well-packaged, and everything arrived intact and in the condition it was intended. Assembly looked fairly simple, but I did encounter some problems. There were only a few parts that included the table top, the legs, an X-strut that connects to the legs for stability, and attaching screws.
There is very little in the way of instructions, and you have to kind of intuitively figure out how to assemble the table. The major problem I encountered was with the screws. They appeared as if they are attaching correctly but have a tendency to cross thread (see photo). Even though they initially appeared to be going into the holes correctly, they started to cross thread halfway down and became difficult to screw in, and I had to back them out and restart them. Fortunately, there was enough thread left on the screws that this happened to for me to restart them and tighten up the legs. I suggest screwing the screws into the installed nuts before attaching the legs or the X-strut. I am a very mechanical person, worked as an auto mechanic for many years, and do a lot with bolts/screws and nuts even today, and I was kind of shocked that these screws gave the appearance of starting the way they should and ending up being cross-threaded.
The second problem, which is very minor is knowing where to attach the X-strut. It's hard to tell from the instructions, but the X-strut goes on the leg mounts on the floor side of the mounts, not the table side.
I was happy with this table. It looks nice, is very sturdy, and is a good fit with a small apartment. I was so happy that I purchased some Better Homes and Gardens Windsor chairs to go with the table. Unfortunately, one of the side legs was severely cracked on that, and I had to call them to get a replacement, but that's a whole 'nother review altogether.
If you are looking for a small table, this will fit the bill on many levels, just use extra care when assembling it.