Putting the arbor together is best done with at least two people, as there are lots of parts and things to hold. It gets easier as you assemble things, but it's initially a lot of measuring, especially for assembling the lattice portion. The wood all seems very sturdy and I love the graceful arch and look of the arbor. We placed it at the entrance to the garden and immediately people started raving and saying it completed the look.
This arbor is very nice looking and extremely sturdy. The directions to assemble were basic but easy to follow.
the arbor itself was a nice piece. However even though there was a slip stating about ups testing for shipping package protection the item was damaged. unfortunatly it was to be used in a wedding and I didnt want to chance sending it back due to time. So I repaired broken peice and wood putty a few spots. Iwould reccomend the product but beware of any damage showing on the box before you sign for it