If you're not looking to spend over $500 on a swing set, but still want something sturdy, long-lasting and a good value, this is the swing set to buy. It took us about 5-6 hours to build. We're not usually woodworking type people, but the directions were easy to follow and put together. Our kit was missing two bolts, so we did have to head to the local hardware store to buy some. Other than that, the put-together was seamless and the kids LOVE it.