I am more than disappointing with this bed. After assembling this they expect for a mattress to be held by the CHEAP wooden sticks they give you. After two hours of assembling I sat on my bed and each piece that I had just assembled fell right through. I say cheap wood because when placing into the parts the wood started to split. I was looking forward to having this and at this point I am not even sure if I want to keep it.
I haven't put this together yet because the small, flat washers that are needed (and noted on the instructions) are not there. A trip to the hardware store is needed. Poor quality assurance. But, having said that, once we get the washers, I'm sure the bed is going to be fabulous because all the individual parts are gorgeous. For a guest bedroom, this tastefully detailed headboard is perfect.
I bought this bed for my daughter. We had to purchase a box spring because the slats are too far from the headboard and the mattress would sink in at the top. It is not too strong as my 110lb daughter leapt on the base to flop on her mattress and broke the bed end. Dissapointing as it is a lovely bed to look at.
I purchased this bed a year ago and it's been more than a great investment. I'm an averaged sized single female, and the bed has had no issues at all, even though I've since moved, taken it apart, and put it together again with all the original parts.