It would have been nice to receive the hole guide depicted in the ad rather than a block of wood Otherwise, once installed it was a fairly easy process
Haven't received them yet. Still waiting
The project turned out great - and the product is very good quality - but we used 1/4 walnut logs which were 3-dimensional (the top is flat, the bottom is rounded) so that added complexity to the project. The rods were surprisingly straight and strong. The screws provided were sufficiently long and of good quality. The fact that this screws into the stud, not just the drywall, makes it very sturdy!
I recommend buying the guide as well, it will help to keep the hole straight The drill bit that they sell is highly over priced. Any of the big box stores or you local hardware store will save you $$$
Perfect for mounting a floating shelf.