I was at walmart looking for arrow shafts, but everything was too big or too small. Determined not to go home empty handed I got 5 large stakes and a packet of very thin ones to make this bow. I used the 5 large ones laid over eachother to make the main " frame" of the bow and added the smaller ones to the limbs to bring the weight up and adjust the tiller. I dont know the weight yet but I reckon about 25 lbs. I will bring it up some to about 30.