We received no notice of the delivery of the table and it was left outside our house. It was bulky and heavy, and wrapped in layers of bubble wrap. Once we actually got it in the house and unpacked, there were no assembly instructions; however, it was pretty apparent how to assemble it and it took about five minutes. The table itself is gorgeous and fits perfectly in our contemporary décor. The glass is very thick (and heavy). It looks like a more expensive piece. The only downside to it is that the glass does have the appearance of some distortions to it. We ignore them and just enjoy the table!