I was kinda nervous to buy this after reading some reviews on how hard it was to put together but I really loved it so I buy it anyway. For me, it only took a little over an hour to put together. As long as you follow the instructions carefully, it's not hard. I love that the parts all came sorted and labeled. I don't know when they started doing that but I'm glad cause I feel sorting and identifying parts was half the assembly time for other things I've purchased. All in all it's a great stand. I was kinda hoping it'd be lighter than it is but I'll live and for the price, you really can't complain. The only thing I would maybe do different is that the top and bottom piece are 3 pieces put together instead of 1 long piece so the seams of that are kinda noticeable.