We were switching from a queen to a king mattress. We also needed a new bed to fit the new mattress set. Our bedroom furniture is a stange type of wood. We didn't have the money to buy new furniture. We decided that a metal bed would be best. We looked everywhere at metal beds. The beds were expensive and ugly. I didn't want a cheap, girly, or grandma looking bed. I found this bed on Overstock. I really wasn't sure about ordering a bed off the internet. I was afraid it would look really cheap (like those store beds) after we got it. I went back to looking in stores. Every couple days I would come back to Overstock. Finally I decided to order the bed, and it arrived in about a week. We were surprised at how heavy the bed is. It arrived in two boxes and weighed about 100 pounds. One person can put it together easily, but you will need a very strong person to help. Some of the screwholes were't quite in the right places. There were a few parts that needed to be forced or slightly bent into the holes. The bed is together and it is beautiful and strong. It is quite a bit longer than our old bed because of the sleigh bed shape. It moves the mattress out about six inches away from the wall. The bed has a great look to it, and it even makes our ugly bedroom furniture look better!