The kit ships in a box that is 50″ long. We are able to do that because we carefully cut a splice in full length stringer. This is later glued together forming an almost invisible splice, while keeping the cost of shipping at a minimum. Included are 1/2″ cnc cut forms, cnc cut light deck that has holes cut for the lights, screws, all the wiring and hardware needed to wire and install the 4 LED Flat panel lights. A fun project for anyone with basic hand tools. Does not take very long. Looks great and should last for many years. The light can also be covered with an optional Dacron covering it.