I have put together many similar pieces of furniture, this one was no different. Basic instructions, i only found 1 mistake where a diagram picture was backwards, just pay attention and use comman sense. Yes this requires full assembly, do your hands a favor and use a power screwdriver, dont over tighten though, its just press board. Packaging was good, foam protected all pieces. It turned out well except for one small problem that i chose to just deal with. The top was missing the vaneer on the front edge so i put the top on backwards which worked fine but there is no over hang in the front to cover the top edge of the top drawers cuz the over hang is now on the back, pics attached. Is it annoying? Yes. Is it as annoying as sending the whole thing back after getting it put together? No. Doesnt effect the function so whatever. Just know you are getting what you pay for, its not a high quality, solid wood chest. Its press wood with a wood grain vaneer and plastic drawer pulls.