When they said the instructions were a little difficult.... Believe it! Anyways its up now looking gorgeous it is a little wobbly Ill be tightening more screws around wish there was a was add another privacy shade but its fine. Now just to hang up some solar string lights and itll be perfect Update There has been a little wind and because the columns arent one piece there is some sway to it tried tightening but thr material is a little cheap so the screws can go no more sometimes I come home and see the legs horribly bent I suggest you try a different pergola one where the legs are just one piece and no two so it can be sturdier would do a refund on this but thats a lot of work to send it back
It was east to assemble. i did it alone in less than a day.
Hope it lasts. Framework is thin. Was fairly easy to put together.
Best patio furniture I ever bought. Looks beautiful and it is sturdy