I actually found a really helpful video on YouTube on how to put this softbox together. Once I followed the video's instructions, I never took the softbox apart, because it is a BEAST to assemble. Since I can't put links on here, my suggestion is to:
1. Go to YouTube
2. Search for "how to assemble Adorama 18x18 softbox (instructions should be the same, regardless of size)
3.Look for the video titled "Assembling the Adorama Budget Softbox 18"
5. Profit. Or something like that.
The video features a girl with curly, brown hair, wearing a green, patterned shirt. You'll know her when you see her. She gives very good, clear instructions. Hey, if her instructions can step me through it, you should do just fine!
Best of luck!
That was my video :) It's youtube . com /kimtown and you'll see the video about half way down. Glad it helped you! Follow this link: bit.ly/LbQhCm