I am not that picky when it comes to new things. I ordered this for my wife and I and when we received it there were no bed post. All the wooden bed post you see in the picture were not included in the box. Also, the hardware was not in the box. I just received it today and I contact Overstock and spoke to a supervisor who said he will send it over to the parts department immediately and they will contact me in 1-2 business days for an update on the parts that are missing. Today is Friday, so it looks like I won't hear back from them till next week. The metal frame of the bed is pretty nice quality, although some of the weld spots do not look the smoothest. Once I get all the parts and get it setup I will write another review how sturdy it is, because I am 185 lbs, my wife is 112 lbs and we have two dogs and a daughter and one in the oven. So we will put this bed to the test with the rough housing.
I wasn't expecting anything spectacular for this price, but needed a bed for my step daughter. This bed exceeded my expectations. It was very easy to put together (I did it by myself) and it is very sturdy. My husband and I can both lay in the bed with her for story time and there is no creaking or moving at all.
The frame and head board have a nice in finish; but the wooden strips that holds the mattress keep on falling and the person who uses it, can not weight much. It's unsafe for seniors and kids. and if a person moves, flips or turn over during the night when they sleep, he/she will fall and end up on the floor.
Pictures were great on Overstock.com ... As I was putting this together it seemed that it wasn't going to be sturdy enough, wasn't going to hold an 80lb child ... When I was complete I was shocked that it held me, a 220lb man... This held up! Like my review title says, "A Little Deceiving but Worth It" ... I would definitely recommend this to a friend...