I was able to build this without too much trouble (watch carefully for the hole placement of the box). It is heavy and sturdy! I wanted it because of the small amount of floor space it would take, and it fits perfectly n a narrow area between the bed/wall. 57" is nearly 5 feet tall, so it's quite high! The cat likes it a lot. The color and feel of the fabric is very nice - soft/smooth and a pleasant platinum color - light bluish grey that blends well with my decor. Really - I avoid cat trees because they are typically eyesores and cats never use them enough to justify the space. This one however I am quite pleased with - it's large, but blends well, and the cat actually likes it!