This came in two boxes and we started putting it together to realize that we were missing the third box which came in the next day. It took us about 2 hours to put it together. You need an electric screwdriver. We still have not put the draws together due to time. I have to get used to not having space under my bed so me and my husband hit our toes on the board alot. Very nice though. It holds our 14" mattress. I am pleased.
This bed looks great but was torture to put together. It took two people and hours to complete. It had tons of screws and parts. Also, the directions were not for this model so you had to guess and try and then redo. But for the money, it looks great!
Overall the thought of this item was great, but the wood and pieces that come with this item we're just ABSOLUTELY CHEAP; I have had to replace three items, And now I am about to have another item replaced. thankfully the warranty is okay, but after the two years is up i feel like i am going to need to replace immediately.
I bought this storage bed along with a brand new mattress about 10 months ago. From the very beginning of putting it together, I could tell that the materials were very poor quality, but I figured it would at least be good enough to use for a couple of years and finished putting it together the first day. You have to be very careful not to strip out the wood when you are installing the screws, which I was. The design of the construction is also ridiculously bad. The wooden slats that hold up the mattress are held in by two flimsy pieces of metal that started pulling out of the headboard and footboard within a few days of using it. I'm a big guy at 6 2'', 220lbs, but I've never had a problem with any other bed holding my weight. My wife is maybe 130lbs, so we aren't abnormally large or anything. The wooden slats would never stay in place. They would pop out, and in order to fix it, I had to take the mattress off every time. And then, almost as soon as I would lay on the mattress again or sit on the edge of the bed, they would pop back out. The slats are the support structure, so having those pop out means that you are missing support in many areas. It felt like when a mattress gets badly indented after extended use, except the mattress has no indentions. The mattress is great, but I still had a hurt back every morning because of the lack of support the slats gave the mattress. So long story short, this morning, the bed completely broke. The main beam across the middle broke off from the side boards and fell down, causing the whole mattress to sink in. I immediately took it apart, and I am going to try to build a new bed myself with quality materials. This may seam like a good deal if it actually did it's job, but it doesn't. I wish I had that $$$ plus tax that I paid for it back, but all I have is a bad review to write.
I am always looking for dual purpose furniture and this great because the drawers are good size and open smoothly. .... However don't buy the "Head Board" sold as a matching accessory.. They don't fit together in any way it actual blocks the drawer and so it is just awkward together
The instructions need to be read completely, or you will miss important details. They should really highlight or surround crucial details in the instructions, because you can easily miss some important steps. The drawings are confusing, especially when it comes to which side is finished. It's made of pressed wood, so over tightening the screws of the panels above or below the drawers can cause the wood to break. Assembly is easy enough, but you must follow the steps and read a page or two ahead to make sure that you didn't skip anything. Once assembled, it's a solid piece and the drawers line up and slide properly.