I was a little apprehensive about buying a king bed online, but all of my worries were put to rest as soon as it arrived. It came in two boxes, everything was supplied and it was simple to assemble. It took me about an hour to put it together, working alone. The hardest part about it was trying to balance certain pieces by myself just based on the size of the bed. The bed is sturdy and beautiful, though it appears more of a really dark brown than black. With box springs and the mattress you don't get as much height on the footboard as seen in the picture, but it doesn't make a difference - the bed still looks great. Overall, this was one of the best purchases I've made! I highly recommend this bed - it's beautiful, sturdy and easy to assemble.