I recently bought an Armakat tree because I was hoping that it would deter one of my cats from jumping on the counters. It did not but my cats do love it. It took me a couple of hours to assemble the tree. The directions were clear and easy to follow. It came with handy little tools to screw things. It was easy enough. The screws at the bottom of the tree did scrape the floor, so be careful if you have hard wood floors. The tree is really nice looking and I love the material. It does require vacuuming though. It took my cats a couple of days to get used to the tree, but now they use it every day. I put cat nip all over it to entice them to use it. They really enjoy sleeping on the top level of the cat tree. They fight for the top space. Neither of my cats use the hammock. If my room were spacious enough, I would have gotten the six foot cat tree because it comes with more high perches.