The directions to assemble are poor; the material is cheap. The shelf dividers fall out of place while attempting assembly; one predrilled hole was not deep enough and the screw would not fit flush, could not align the top piece to the side panel. During assembly, the middle dividers began to crack and splinter where dowel is inserted. The faux wood covering began to peel off the particle board. The allen wrench included is very small and hard to hold unless you have very small fingers. It was difficult to get all the pieces to align perfectly and have shelves lay flush against dividers and side panels. If I could have taken the whole thing apart, I would have returned it, but since the allen wrench was so tiny, it got lost in my carpet when I put it down. I never did find it. I was so disgusted by everything that I hauled it to the curb and let the garbage truck take it away. I will take the loss on the cost and chalk it up to a lesson learned. I will not purchase this brand again. I have a lot of experience putting furniture together and this was one of the worst items I ever bought. I thought it looked nice for the price, but next time I will pay more and get a bookcase that is already assembled and save myself time and energy.