I avoided putting this purchase together for weeks as I thought it would be complicated and require a lot of tools - boy was I wrong!! Everything you need to put the pieces together comes in the box. I - even though I would call myself anything BUT handy - was able to assemble all 4 pieces BY MYSELF in under an hour. Literally just had to hand screw on a bunch of nuts and bolts, and then tighten them with the provided tools. The piece is very sturdy for the price, and a great size. Two normal sized people who like each other could easily fit on the love seat. Great value, looks great on the deck, no danger of blowing away. Would recommend that you purchase some seat cushions with these, as they are iron and not inherently comfy. Very happy with my purchase!