I ordered this as a gift - not realizing how impossible this is if you don't live with the person you give it to. The plaque is 2 pieces you screw together with 4 screws, and each picture frame is screwed to the hanging chain. When fully assembled you can't hold it by the rope, the plastic plaque bows severely and will probably crack if you don't support it. It will be fine on the wall because there is mounting hardware included, but makes it very difficult to move around safely. So if you plan to give as a gift and you don't want to assemble the entire thing at their house, make sure you have a box that is at least 44" x 26". I think it's a poorly manufactured design for a gift item.