We bought this bed awhile back and it had been sitting in a box in the living room because I was dreading putting it together. I had read quite a few reviews about it being difficult to put together and to be honest I loathe putting things together. Well I must say, you should definitely never believe everything you read! I am a single mom and put this together by myself!! It did not take me that long and would of gone faster had I not taken so many breaks. lol The only part I needed help with was nailing the back on and I probably could of done that by myself had I laid it down. It's now in my daughters rooms and looks sooooo great!! We are very happy with this product and it does not look cheap at all. There were a few areas that had some small scratches, but nothing major that we couldn't fix. My daughter lacked serious space in her room and she could not wait to start decorating and filling up the shelves. Oh, another thing....it would be nice if there were a small hole in the back to put electrical cords, but again, not a big deal. :)
This product is a fine item for those who want a good piece of furniture. This is not a life long item but it is an ideal piece for a spare bedroom or as a starter piece for you. I purchased the headboard, night stand, and dresser for a spare bedroom. My wife, most importantly, is very satisfied. You must like and are able to put these pieces together or have some qualified help, like a handy son or brother or neighbor. All in all, if you like the picture, the product will meet or exceed your expectations.
I was really excited to receive this headboard even though many of the reviewers said it's difficult to put together. I wasn't phased by this when I ordered, but you know what? They're RIGHT!! Midway through putting it together, I realized that four of the peg holes were drilled on the wrong side of one of the boards, meaning that as-is, it was impossible to assemble! I ended up having to drill the proper peg holes myself (which wasn't too hard, but if you're not used to tinkering with things could be intimidating!). Once I did get it put together though, it looked nice and I do like it. So, overall, I would semi-recommend this headboard. If you don't mind tinkering/drilling etc, then you can get a nice headboard for < $200; otherwise, look elsewhere.
We bought this for our 11 year old son's room. It is very nice for the price. We looked at several furniture stores and had a hard time finding anything in black with good storage. This took about an hour for us to put together. Looks very nice in the room and has lots of storage.
I was worried when I bought this that it would be too hard to put together, really not hard at all. I had it done in about an hour (which is pretty good considering how many shelves there are). Be very careful during assembly because if you bang it against something it does scratch pretty easily. For the price and how good it looks I would definitely say it was a good purchase!
This is exactly what I wanted. It went together fairly easily, given all the parts, and it's extremely sturdy. The only thing I didn't like about it was that with the backboard the same black as the headboard, it loomed over the bed and looked kind of menacing. So I painted the backboard to match my wall and then attached it, and it has a nice open look now, with the back board on to keep things from falling out. I'm really happy with it.
this was the worst purchase in history nothing came assembled and i am a single woman this was a mess of screws and nuts and wood and i had to pay to have it put together. i saved no money because i had to pay someone to put it together. i am so glad i did not order all the pieces thank goodness it is black i wont have a hard time matching it to anything i just need to buy black dressers and night stands.