We are still beginners with building so this was a little tough. Next time I will stain the boards before I put them together, at least for something like the top. We had to sand the drawers really well to make sure they really slided easily. I wanted my 3 year old to have no problems getting into it. The stain matched my son's furniture, so I was really pleased with the finish. It's also a very heavy piece of furniture, which is great because my son used his old flimsy table to climb on top of things. This one is not budging!