Top critical review
January 21, 2015
great experience! awesome seller!
returned phone calls promptly.
shipping was a bit of an issue, but that was definitely not the seller's fault.
i wasted a day off to put it together because the delivery was a few days late. assembly was a piece of cake. directions were clear and concise. took me about 8 hours to assemble by myself, 11 hours from opening package until cleanup.
ADVISE: after you open the boxes, inventory all the pieces and lay them out in order by number. doing this took me about an hour, but definitely saved me assembly time as everything was really easy to find. Also, spend the $20 and get some weather proofing to extend the life.
UPDATE 2015: 2015 update: well after a year of new england weather and a couple coats of weather proofing last year, the wood has begun to break down after 2 summers and 1 winter. weather proofed (more like dumped weather proofing on) it this past weekend and the wood is cracking and coming apart. i'm not quite sure that the wood is worth the $800. would probably be cheaper to get pressure treated from your local box store and build one properly. i'm hoping i can stretch it another year or so until the kids outgrow it and i can just trash it, but i doubt it will last through another winter/summer season. i changed the rating of this product for pure quality of the wood. one would think for $800 it would last more than a couple seasons.....guess i have learned my lesson.