The Table Top Fruit Press is easy to use -- simply place your crushed fruit into the basket, sit the pressing plate on top of the fruit, and screw down the rod to apply pressure. It is made with select hardwood. The cast iron and steel parts are painted. This Table Top Fruit Press is perfect for someone making 5 to 10 gallons at a time. The basket holds approximately 15 lbs of crushed winemaking fruit. No assembly required.