I have to admit, I was apprehensive about ordering a piece of furniture off the website. Particularly something that would need to be put together. I have read so many negative reviews about other TV stands that I was sure I would be unhappy with this item. First of all, let's get the negative out of the way. I was led to believe that this TV stand had 3 drawers on the right and double doors on the left. Wrong! The double doors on the left are there ... but there is only ONE drawer, at the top right, with another door below it that looks like drawers in the picture. I was not happy about this. But that was really the only negative. As for the positive! There's plenty. It's a great looking piece of furniture. Yes, there were a lot of parts, particularly hardware. But as long as you read the directions and followed them, it was a easily put together. The directions themselves were good - diagrams AND text. This was no harder to assemble than a piece of IKEA furniture. Another aspect I was worried about was the state of the pieces due to shipping. I read a lot of reviews that stated that many pieces in the box were gouged or scratched due to poor packing and shipping. Not the case here! The pieces were all in excellent condition! I would definitely recommend this item to anyone looking for a higher TV stand than is the norm. It's affordable, easily assembled, and great looking!