This thing will hold all my modeling supplies and then some so splitting up the space between our mutual and specific hobbies isn't a problem. Putting the sucker together though required patience and held tongues. We opted for the DIY version since getting it assembled would add $400 to the price. We thought about all the various DIY furniture we had put together and figured it couldn't possibly be that hard. It took us 10-12 hours to assemble this thing over the course of about three weekends. The instructions estimated 4-8 hours. Four hours might be for someone that has put several of these together before and it absolutely requires 2 people to assemble. So really think that $400 before you decide to do it yourself.
Some of the instructions will drive you a bit batty, hence patience and read everything two or three times. Even after that I managed to do some incorrect assembly and had to back up. The instructions for the crown are particularly frustrating. Just remember the screws you are looking for aren't in the big box of parts they are in the small box that has the power cord in it.
The other thing is under accessories they need to sell the "I screwed up and need max storage" option. Or at least a pop up warning when you don't get it with max storage.
|The first indication that I might be in over my head. It ships by freight and arrives in a very sturdy crate.|
|I'm definitely in trouble once I had the top off to reveal the contents|
|There box contains all the bits and pieces needed to assemble this monster.|
|After assembling. Note that the crown unit is optional but it contains and LED light so we added it. I'm glad we did. This is not a small piece of furniture. All folded up like this its 37" wide and 36" deep and stands just over 6' tall.|
|LED light on, starting to open it up.|
|All the storage you can imagine, table has not been deployed yet. We need to re-arrange the room a bit so the shelf wings can fold all the way out. Side to side, fully deployed its about 8' from side to side.|
|And with the table. The table has telescoping legs so if you prefer to stand you can.|
|At this point we need more shelves and more totes, because we didn't order max storage.|
|Bigger shelves under the table area|