This bridge came out just right! I got the unstained version as a family project to paint and assemble. Because the wood is more porous, it took a couple extra coats to get the perfect paint job, but it came out great!You do have to drill a majority of the screw holes, but this wasnt hard and made for a fun project. Great value for the money, and it feels very stable!
Love love love this bridge, it makes the yard look extra special especially for my german shepherd photos, we love talking photos on the bridge. It's also very nice and sturdy, i run on it without question and I'm 250 lbs
Love my bridge, definitely use a drill for the 160 plus screws. Looks super cute!!!
It was very easy to assemble even for me, a 44 year old woman who rarely uses a drill. I do suggest ignoring the directions a bit and first before putting any screws in, assemble the parts of the railing and line everything up with the base. Also be aware the rails have a curve to them and need to all go one way. I wasnt paying attention to that and noticed too late one was upside down. By then I decided not to take the whole thing apart again. Ill live with it. I may seal this with a clear coat. A lot of stain got on my hands while building it.
Honestly I like it so much I may get another one. My cat likes it a lot too.
I bought mine not stained and instead, after assembling it, used Thompsons deck water sealer on it and it turned out perfect. Its exactly what I hoped for and is the perfect compliment to my riverbed landscaping.
My 1 1/2 year old Grandaughter absolutely loved the bridge...as a play toy. Since then I have placed it in the garden. Absolutely Beautiful.