This item was what I expected. Nothing fancy but useful for a student roommate who needs the extra shelf space for books. Actually, it's more of a bookcase than a headboard. Unfortunately, it came with absolutely NO assembly instructions. If not for my engineering-minded daughter, I never would have figured out how to put it together! I'm still not sure where to use the L brackets. Otherwise, it looks good in the room.
Unlike most furniture that I have put together this came with no identifying marks or numbers on the pieces (A,B,C, etc...) so I had to figure out which piece by the picture. Not difficult, but inconvenient. Also, there are no screw holes to attach a bed frame so we had to create our own - had to make a Lowe's run for the right length screws. We opted to not nail the back piece on the shelves - works just fine. Finished product looks nice - perfect for child's room or guestroom.
This is a great piece of furniture for your first apartment. A spot nicer then college furniture, but certainly not something that you would want to be in a master bedroom. When my fiancee and I leave this apartment after getting married, this bed will be going in the guest bedroom, but it is just not good enough for our Master suite. It tilts a little, but that could be the old brownstone that we are in. It is also bowed a little and there are basically cardboard backers on the shelves. All in all, for the price it was fine, but when it comes down to it I would only reccomend with reservations.
Although another purchaser pointed out the pieces were not labelled A, B, etc, I found it not to be a problem with assembly. The only two closely identical pieces were easily distinguished by the holes drilled to determine which side they went on. Very pleased with quality and price.
It only thing I do not like about it that you can see all of the storage place because the pillows are covering half of it. But it looks great. It's not the best quality, but is all I wanted for that kind of money. I recommend this product
We purchased this for my son, he loves it. It is fairly taller than I expected. It took 2 of us putting it together about 2 hours to complete start to finish. I just wish the drawer bottoms weren't cork board but if maintained I think will last a while.