Yes, there is assembly required which should take anywhere from 90 seconds to 10 minutes depending on the table top attachment method you choose. The Levado base features fold out legs that allow you to lock into place with the patent pending SwiftLok™ design. Also, to save time, you can attach the table top using the no-tools VersaTop Clamps™. Simply tighten two thumb screws on each side of the base and your table top is secure. Refer to the instruction manual to decide which installation is best for you.