This was built from a kit [DuraCraft San Franciscan] my Mom had in her garage for about 25 years. I'm guessing my Dad took one look at it and said, you gotta be kidding me! Took me a couple fo months of spare time to assemble and paint it. Probably a couple of thousand pieces in it including individual cedar shake shingles and tiny pieces of lath to make the latticework around the base. The painting was a bit tedious, but not nearly as difficult as I expected.