The item is great. Don’t be alarmed when you see all of the parts ... simple follow the decent instructions and you’ll be done within an hour or so. Be sure not to assemble on a rug, the screws are a bit oily but that makes them easier to screw in. A power screwdriver, if you have one, would make assembly easier. Despite the simple look, it is sturdy. I would highly recommend this futon frame ... it’s perfect.