The 11yo and I got it together in about 15 minutes and the cats have been loving it ever since. Its been a GREAT diet helper for the dog too! Now I can put the cat food up so high she cant get to it! But the shipping alone was well worth the price. These things don't come in nice boxes when you buy them at petsmart! getting them home, not easy in a small 4 door! This one, right to the door!