The bench is put together and looks great--so charming on our front porch! Assembly was easy with no problems. I just used a long nail to measure how deep the holes were compared to the dowel pins, pounded the pins in with my rubber mallet, leaving about 1/4" to 3/8" protruding and cut the excess off with a small hacksaw. The sandpaper that you included worked perfectly to make everything flush. I love the look and my husband complimented it too when he saw it. So, you can advertise that your products are easy to assemble, even for the ladies. Thank you for all of your help.