Very well made item. The top comes pre-assembled, and the stand needs a small amount of assembly using the supplied screws in pre-drilled holes. I used exterior wood adhesive (not included) to strengthen the joints and keep damp out, but that is not strictly necessary. All the components were very carefully cut and so fitted together precisely. Even the top square peg on the pole that fits into the base of the table was perfectly cut, and had been chamfered to make it an easy fit, and the cross pieces of the base were cut so accurately that there wasn't the slightest 'rocking' of the table when assembled.
Don't be misled by the 'rustic' title, which often suggests 'rough and flimsy', as that refers only to the style - this is not a roughly-made lightweight item, it's a quality bird table.
It was sent very quickly, and arrived well-packaged.
I'd thoroughly recommend this item - it's nice to get a well-made product at a good price.