I had someone with building experience assemble the futon. It is extremely well made. The "mattress" is very comfortable in the sitting up position.....this futon is much more comfortable than any other futon I tried out in stores. I was undecided about purchasing a futon online, and when I decided to, it was not available again for a while. If you are at all interested in this one, don't wait!!!! We love the hunting theme as it is going in a cabin. The fabric is not "matched" at the seams, but I could see that from the picture and that is not a deal breaker for me. The color is as pictured online. I priced similar futons in stores and this one was made better and was $300 cheaper--I love a good deal!! I am again pleased with Overstock.com and highly recommend them and this product.
All I can say is-WOW!!! Makes a beautiful cozy area in a small room for reading-and, surprise, our guests get a luxurious sleeping area,too! Everybody loved it from the moment it came out of the box, especially the motif of the mattress cover and the really nice solid quality and beauty of the frame.
The overall quality, style and comfort of the product is excellent. Assembly was simple except the slats are held together with straps and two of the slats were strapped on upside down. I had to remove the straps anyway because the couch backs up to the room and not a wall so the straps would have been visible. I suppose the straps are for the mechanically challenged but if they are improperly attached then it could be a conundrum for some. I personally didn't like the design on the futon cover so a got another cover with pillows.