At my age I should know that nothing is ever easy. There were five people today with ten degrees between us trying to put the long arm together. After four hours we threw the towel in because we had extra parts and no instructions on how to put the these different parts together. One call to sales and we found that the 14' table does have specialised parts and this has not been updated in the manual. Hmmmmm. I will have to call in the specialists!