This set was the first thing I've built. I did it completely by myself and am so proud! I started with the coffee table to get a hang of the tools the. Moved on and made the sofa, love seat, and two chairs. I had a little trouble finding cushions but eventually found some at Lowe's. The cushions are just so expensive. I didn't love the color of the stain on the coffee table and the plan was to sand it and retain after staining the rest but I actually like how it stands out. It took a long time to finish because I had to work on it whenever I had spare time but a motivated individual with some building experience could do this all in a weekend or two. Coat of wood and screws for the whole project was $350. All the cushions were $518.