You paint or stain your favorite color. Sturdy enough to hold hundreds of pounds of weight. Comes mostly assembled but will need wings, tail fin and propeller installed which takes only a few minutes and is quite easy. Information provided on how to install in tree branch or other structure. Measures 32 inches wide along the wings and 40 inches long from front to back. Made of pine softwood. I’ve been making these swings for 30 years. I guarantee frequent flyer smiles.