This bed is sturdy and well-made for the price. It's definitely a cut above the low-end stuff. It has some thoughtful design details, such as notched areas that you slide the slats into which will hold them in place and prevent them from moving. It takes some time to put it together, but it was pretty straightforward and the instructions were clear. Definitely use a power screwdriver if you have one because it will save time and elbow grease. The drawers hold lots of clothes, so my daughter doesn't need other furniture for clothes storage--which is part of why she chose the bed, because her room is small. It met my expectations, it's a great value for the price, and shipping's a steal at $2.95!