BEFORE ANYBODY ASKS, I READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS AND WATCHED THE YOUTUBE VIDEOS THAT WHERE REFERRED IN THE MANUEL Very poorly made product. The screw holes weren't completely machined out, had to drill them out myself. The "stretcher arms" have no cross support. The mattress is not centered on the frame, so if you sit to close to the edge it tilts back onto to its self. BIG SAFETY HAZARD IF YOU HAVE KIDS. The cover does not fit neatly as all the picture depict. It feels flimsy In both the couch and bed position, It ships in one big box which is so tightly packed it makes it next to impossible to repack it in order to return the product. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!! UNLESS YOU WANT TO GET RIPPED OFF AS I DID!!!
The sofa comes completely broken down to include the innersprings being packaged outside the mattress. As I was trying to insert the innersprings into the mattress the zipper literally broke apart as I was zipping it up. The innersprings were also vacuum packed for shipping so I was forced to shop for my own box to fit them into to return them. Overstock customer service did well in rectifying the situation, but if you are a value shopper, save yourself the headache. Don't buy this one.
I was anxious to get this sofa/bed and use it mainly as a temporary bed. It went together in about 3 hours time. I had to tap one hole to get a bolt to thread properly. The directions were okay, needed to re-read some of them to understand what to do. It would be nice if they labeled the separate sections 1, 2 and 3. Then you'd know where to start assembling pieces; i.e., the frame, then mattress, etc. It looked nice going together then once I was done and adjusted everything for the bed setup I found the front steel support bar extends out beyond the mattress about 4 inches. With this being the side to get in and out of the sofa bed it will bang your shins. The mattress can not be pulled forward to cover the bar either because of a pocket design that's used to hold the backrest piece in place, while used as a sofa. I'll probably turn it around and put the exposed metal section against a wall and use it this way until it's used mainly as a sofa.
I like this couch/sleeper. It's not the most comfortable as either, but it seems I'd have to pay quite a lot more to get a better product. This was just the right price for me, and I'm quite happy with it. It won't get used a lot, but a few times per year we'll use it for guests, so it will suffice.
My very competent son was assigned the task of assembling this sofa. It took him about 3 hours to complete. There were directions missing, and although the finished product looks good, the front skirt is held on by a sticky tape that I restuck at least 3 times in about a 6 hour period. On the positive side- it has a really nicely finished back and does flatten out fairly easily. The innerspring mattress is comfortable. We will see how well it holds up over time.