First let me say that it would have cost me more to buy just the frame alone from somewhere else. It was an excellent deal to have the hammock included at this price. You will want to move each piece of the frame from the box as it is simply too heavy. The instructions were very easy to follow and we had it assembled in about 40 minutes. The instructions specify 2-3 people for assembly and you really do need two strong adults. It is very comfortable with the addition of a few of your own pillows. Love the saftey cables on this model as it makes it much easier to get into and less likely to tip. Do keep the hammock indoors when not using as it is cotton canvas and would be ruined after a season in the elements. Qn excellent bargain for such an excellent frame. It should last for many years to come!!