Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gerthwa16 Terrible Purchase
The instruction that came with the item did not clearly explain that every piece is DIFFERENT. Spent more time trying to organize and understand the setup then I did actually building it. Items did not fit in well together, very cheap and bendable considering the price isn't low. Once it was put together it was great, much bigger than anticipated but need experienced handyman (2-3 ppl setup) to be able to bend the entry points into each other. Would not recommend.
April 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by childrenstheatre53 Do not buy this product!
This product is not worth the $200. It was incredibly difficult to assemble, we had to use cooking spray to fit the pieces together. The directions are unclear and not helpful at all. After hours of trying to put this thing together, we gave up and decided to return it. It is not worth your money, time, or energy! It was even difficult to then take apart to put back in the box. Do not buy this!
April 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0
by Broadway88s Reprehensible Quality
When I stumbled across this product online, I didn't think it could be any more perfect. We bought this frame and the orange nylon slipcover to be the "peach" for our production of James and the Giant Peach, Jr. Despite reading the very general, overall poor reviews, I was still willing to give this product a try. Given my recent experience, I'm going to further elaborate on what the other purchasers of this product were talking about...
The other reviews are spot-on: assembly is incredibly difficult. While the individual parts aren't labeled, we were able to figure out which parts were what. Tip: if you purchase this item. lay out every piece of the arch in its group (base pieces, long curved pieces -outer arches- and short curved pieces -inner arches) - DON'T JUST COUNT THEM; pay close attention to the diagram, which ends connect to each other, and make sure you have every single piece.
1) These pieces did not fit together well at all (too tight). We ended up using a grinder in the school shop to get rid of the paint/polish on the ends just so the pieces would fit together.
2) We had several issues with parts being stripped (especially along the base).
3) We received an extra base piece instead of the last long-curved piece (which meant the arch couldn't be put together properly. Thank goodness for strong tape...).
4) At least two of the pieces didn't have holes on the correct side (so we couldn't secure it with screws).
5) As we continued to try and put the frame together, the cross braces kept coming apart at the ends, so we ended up taping almost every joint for extra security.
6) Our finished product doesn't sit level; we had to secure each side with heavy beanbags.
This took us about four hours to assemble; I could have cried once we were done because I honestly didn't think it was going to happen. With the slip cover, this looks exactly like what we wanted, but it was definitely not worth almost $300 (including the slipcover). If I would have paid $60 for this frame, then I would have been less upset with the quality (you get what you pay for), but the fact that the frame alone cost $200...not worth it. I would absolutely not recommend this product to anyone.
March 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Luigy very poor quality unable to use screws and put the arch together all parts were loose and bending
We were not able to use the arch after paying almost $200.00 can not put it together as parts were of very poor quality unable to screwed the parts and put the arch together all parts were loose and bending. Will be returning it to you.
December 21, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by masters Difficult to put together, no instructions
This circle arch was extremely difficult to put together and did not come with instructions, only a diagram. Everything had to be screwed together and most of the holes did not line up properly. Mine will not even stand level. None of the pieces are labeled either.
January 23, 2015