We ship our lighthouses "fully assembled" as much as it is feasible to do so. Assembly on our smaller models amounts to removing the shrink wrap on arrival, laying the lighthouse on the side to retrieve the roof from the hollow center in the bottom, where it was place to keep it from damage during shipping, then standing the lighthouse back up and sliding the roof down over the on top. NO TOOLS NEEDED and 2 minute spent.
Our larger models ship with the tower and the top in separate boxes, for these you need a Philips screwdriver for assembly. Place the top onto the tower and use the screwdriver to tighten the screws in the top to secure it to the tower. 1 Philips screwdriver and 3 minutes required. 8 foot and large models you will need an assistant to help you set up your lighthouse.
We highly recommend securing our larger models to the surface they are placed on. Each lighthouse has a reinforced rib around its base for this purpose. For models placed on the ground many homeowners go to Lowes or Home Depot and purchase lengths of Threaded Rod and a washer and nut for each. With the washer and nut on the top, these lengths of rod can be pounded down into the ground to secure your lighthouse to the ground. For our 12 foot and taller models we recommend using masonry anchors to secure the base of the lighthouse to the concrete pad it is sitting on.