I was so excited to receive this firepace. There is no manual and the instructions are difficult to understand as the images don't tell you much. The pieces didn't fit together and had to be cut down to fit. I ended up having to also glue pieces and using caulk to hide the pieces that had to be cut. I was to the point of just taking it down to the street and having the garbage truck pick it up. After 2 days of putting it together and much frustration the product was finally together. Now of course it looks nice. Poor quality of staining the wood (not real wood of course). Don't waste your hard earned money.