Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 11
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wes Happy
All the previous comments were both accurate and helpful. I assembled this entirely by myself, taking 16 hours to do so. Set up the roof assembly on stands to work on (you'll need it high enough to walk under so you can work from the inside and outside, but low enough to reach - I had it about 3.5' off the ground). Used rope (attached to an adjacent, permanent awning) and ladders to raise and support it to install the legs. One handy feature was that you can support the roof on the legs before actually attaching them (to give you a break and buy you some time). As with everyone else, some re-drilling of holes was required, particularly when doing the roof sheets. Overall, I'm quite pleased with this product.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SueM Looks great!
I'm very happy with the finished project. It's very sturdy and looks great. Assembly wasn't difficult although there was a section of images missing from the instructions. Having hardware separated into packages according to the step was very helpful. Instructions say you need 6 people to assemble. We did it with 2 for most of the project and had one other person help while we attached the legs. We used cordless screwdriver & ratchets instead of the provided tiny wrench. Assembly was complete in one day.
March 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Gary Good looking Hot Tub Gazebo...
We (Spouse and I) initially put the roof together on sawhorses, this kept it off the ground by 3'. The top parts went together well with little problems and / or adjustments. We did that on first day of construction.
The second day (one week later) we managed to raise the top and install the legs, it really helped having a Kubota tractor with a bucket... once the legs were attached we used planter pot rollers under each leg to be able to move the hole gazebo around. The third day I spent roofing the top, this is were nothing really aligned the way it should have and required an extra amount of work... However, when completed we were happy with the choice and it looks like it will serve our needs... I did spend extra time wiring up one of the legs with a switch and outlet for lighting. All outdoor covers. Doing this before final installation made it all that much easier.
November 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Teddy Sturdy Gazebo
The other reviews are correct about some of the parts not fitting together easily. Following the instructions closely is very important to make the job easier. All the screws and bolts are the same diameter, just the head type and length are different so it's important to pay attention to directions for which screw or bolt to use. The hardware comes labeled very clearly and the instructions and hardware is divided into sections so don't remove the hardware from the labeled packaging until you are doing that section of assembly. Do yourself a favor and get a ratcheting wrench to help with assembly and a cordless screwdriver as there are a lot of screws and bolts to install during assembly. My wife and I put this up by ourselves. To do this with only 2 people means you'll need a ladder, since the instructions tell you to assemble the whole roof while it sits on the ground and then get 6 people to lift it up and get the legs under it. 2 people can do it if you only assemble the roof frame, tip it on 1 end, support the other end with the ladder, attach 2 legs, lit the other end up, support with a ladder and attach the last 2 legs. Then finish the roof standing on the ladder. We had some damaged pieces in our parts, probably from the delivery guy dropping the boxes twice while getting the gazebo from his truck to our garage. The parts come packaged well, in a steel framed reinforced box, but we still ended up with 3 bent roof panels and 1 bent roof frame member. I called Sunjoy, for replacement parts and they said they will ship them out no questions asked. We'll see, as I just called a couple days ago as I'm writing this and the parts haven't arrived yet. I would recommend this gazebo to anyone looking for a hardtop gazebo.
September 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jim Happy With Purchase
The pallet was delivered right to our garage. I opened the boxes and the parts were protected by metal frames, all the parts were fine and I carried the pieces to the back yard and took inventory, everything was there. The hardware is in separate packaging (step by step) which made it easy, also the back of the hardware packaging was perforated for easy removal. We followed the instructions and it seemed pretty easy, just a recommendation make sure not to tighten any screws/bolts until all are installed for that particular step. Some parts will need to moved around to get all of the holes lined up and if the screws/bolts are all loose it makes it easier. Me and my son put it together in 8 hours total, it was very hot so half way through we did stop for 1/2 hour to get some water and AC. Very happy with the purchase.
August 2, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Cindy Who scratched it????
Just not a good product. Several pieces have scratches or no powder coating. We will have to touch up.
Not good quality or value for the money. When paying over a thousand dollars you expect the item to be scratch free. It had to have been scratched at the manufacture because the packing was great. Yes we could return it but this is the 2nd time we ordered. The 1st one was even worse. Wood would be a better choice but so expensive. If you purchase just be prepaired for alot of scratched and exposed metal!
September 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dancho Excellent product, but very hard to assemble
This is a very good looking and sturdy gazebo, but it was really hard to assemble. Not only the instructions were not easy to follow in the first place, but there was actually a step missing so we had to improvize. You'll need at least 3 people to help you put this together (the instructions recommend 6 people!) due to the size and weight of the gazebo. It took us a total of 2 days (over 10 hours) from start to finish. Price is also a bit on the higher side, but overall value is good.
July 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jimmy Very good product
Second one I bought first was taken out by storm it was my fault had patio work being done and I sat it up in yard on its side yes I was stupid but contractor said he would be couple days and he was two months
October 14, 2014