We’ve had so much fun building these life like canoes and finishing them as chandeliers. The kits have been extremely popular, especially since the savings is huge. For us to build these, there is about 50 hours start to finish. Once completed, they will ship via a rugged 1/4″ plywood box that is 8 feet long, 20″ wide and 12″ tall and goes UPS Ground. Shipping costs vary to location but is usually $340, which includes the construction and packing of the plywood box. This insures the safe delivery, there is no other way, I’ve tried.