The DECKED system has been built to ship in a manner that helps reduce costs to you. Unlike the rocking horse you got your kid for Christmas, the assembly process for DECKED is fairly straightforward yet needs to be done in the right order, so we recommend that you read the installation instructions. We made it as easy as possible: less words, more pictures. The DECKED system is pretty big and sort of heavy so YES, please get somebody to help you for just a couple of steps. We don’t want you to get hurt installing DECKED.