A great feeling of satisfaction
Don't start to erect unless you have a good solid large space, at least 6 hours, an extra pair of hands to call upon and a nice sunny dry day.
Check the parts carefully, I found some bolts longer and some shorter than specified, although it did not stop the erection.
Looking at the vast array of unpacked parts & limited black/white instructions enclosed I took seriously the advice to read the instructions before you start. I found a set on the Zest4 website and printed these off in colour as it was bound to help identifying assembly.
I checked the reference number V8-04 18 and as they were the same I assumed the instructions would be. The major difference was the canopy. I built ours separately and then lifted it on in one piece. Its v heavy and lining up the bolt holes can be a challenge, but I'm sure that was easier than putting the slats in place separately.
The white tape holding the slats the correct distance apart was invaluable, pre-drilled holes would have helped. There no instructions on how to remove the stapled white tape after assembly. You need something more than an office staple remover! Leaves a bit of an eyesore inside the canopy
All in all very satisfying and an attractive addition to our garden
Early on I realised one of my legs A3 had not been drilled, but did not realise what the hole was for until the end. Not sure how important the bolt is, but I dont have the tools to do that
I only had to use a drill to ensure the canopy screws were seated. All other holes were pre-drilled
A good set of tools are essential don't expect them to come with the parts.
After completion we had time to sit back and enjoy a glass of bubbly to celebrate our home made swing. With the seat cover and