This bed came in two separate shipments, arriving on different days, which was a little frustrating because I was excited to put it together ASAP. When I did get both boxes opened, I was really impressed! The instructions were easy, the bed is extremely sturdy, I needed no special skills or extra tools. I put this together by myself in under an hour, and I tend to be pretty inept at furniture assembly. I was worried that the silver tone may look cheap in person, but it didn't. It's muted and stylish, and I would definitely buy again or recommend to friends.
We bought this for our 5 yr old son and he loves it. Sturdy....for jumping on the bed....even though he's not suppose to jump on the bed. We were surprised at how comfy the mattress was after moving it from the floor to the bed. I've been shopping around for an inexpensive but sturdy bed and this is it. Overall, easy to put together but need 2 people.