The box wasn't that heavy, I believe 32 lbs or less. It arrived intact and there was no damage to the packaging.
This is a picture of what was inside the box and you can see how well everything was packaged with additional styrofoam added to protect the bookcase parts. The hardware was all together in a sealed package and included an allen wrench needed for assembly. I "assisted" Greg which wasn't much more than keeping him company and reading the directions as this was an easy bookcase to assemble. We found the directions straightforward and easy to follow. Each part was labeled and the diagram was easy to read. I could have easily assembled this myself. All of the predrilled holes lined up and there were no problems assembling the bookcase. It's sturdy and attractive and it has floor levelers that you screw into the bottom of each leg which can be adjusted for uneven floors.
And now for the final unveiling, the completed bookcase.....
Here is the bookcase assembled in a nice spot in our bedroom. I've added some favorite books to the top shelf, the middle shelf holds books that I need to read soon for review, challenges etc. The bottom shelf is for Greg's books . I am sharing our new bookcase with him also!
Overall, we are both very happy with this great bookcase. I chose this bookcase as I liked the rustic look with the wrought iron blended with the darker wood that gave it a modern touch. The bookcase complements our bedroom and I am happy to have more shelves to display our books.