Several years ago I purchased a king-size sleigh bed. The middle board that connected the headboard and footboard and also provided support for the box spring and mattress kept breaking. I needed something that would fit inside the bedframe to support the mattress and boxspring. In addition, I wanted something that was enclosed. I have three small dogs that I wanted to prevent from crawling under the bed. This pedestal bed is perfect. It accomplished everything I was hoping it would. It seemed like it was custom made to do this very thing. It was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. I don't have to worry about anything breaking anymore. It's also very attractive. The brass finish is beautiful. It's almost a shame that mine is not visible.