The tables were wonderfully easy to put together. I put both of them together myself while my husband was at work in less than an hour. I do have a battery operated drill with an allen wrench and philips-head drill bit that worked perfectly for the job. If you do have to use the allen wrench that is supplied it may take you longer to put together plus you will need a philips-head screwdriver. My only word of advice...If you see the little sticker on the bottom shelf have that pointing to the floor when you assemble it. The two sides of the bottom shelf have a different sheen and the side with the sticker is the duller of the two sides. (I had to partially disassemble the one table to flip the bottom shelf.) Also, with one of the tables the drawer has to be wiggled a bit to close properly, which is not a big hassle or a big issue. All and all, they look great and are functional.