Writing this review to help those who are skeptical of the bad reviews. It took me about an hour to assemble. Direction are pictures, very simple. Construction is solid for a patio storage. My only recommendation is the hinges are riveted to tight, I lubed it and hit it with a hammer to get it to move freely before installation. The first patio storage unit I bought was a suncast, I put it together than apart and returned it. That storage unit was junk. This Rubbermaid is awesome. Hope this helps.