We love this fireplace. It has great looks, good features, and good quality. It's an excellent value overall. It comes in three boxes, and several pieces. It will take about 2 hours to assemble, and the instructions are fairly easy to follow. Some of the illustrations are very rudimentary, but they serve their purpose. Once assembled, the fireplace is really nice, and effective. I would recommend this unit to anyone looking for good form, functionality, and features for a good price.