Helen McCallister 5 This shelf came already assembled and it was the perfect height for our toddler at 14 months. She loves getting her books out of there (doesn't usually put them away though!). The lower shelves with the wooden trays, she still has trouble removing the trays by herself at 19 months and also the toys in there aren't so visible so she tends to ignore them. I have ended up replacing the wooden trays with lighter-weighr baskets with lower sides and that has worked well. I love the look of this product and it fits into our space well. I do worry about the pine denting as it is a softer wood but so far that hasnt been a problem. Also love that all the corners are curved.