I did a lot of research for a platform bed since my last (wooden) one started to have some sag. I love the look of this bed and you can't beat the price. Two of us put it together with no hassle at all in under an hour, all the pieces where there and it was super easy. Didn't have any issue with holes not matching up (which was a problem with my last platform). The only reason two people are preferable to one is to have an extra hand to hold things as you screw them in, but I'm fairly confident I could have put it together myself without too much trouble. The metal is super sturdy, and I've had not a single squeak, creak, or rattle. Note: The color is definitely a gun-metal grey, not as dark as the photo. But I had read that in previous reviews, so I was prepared. I would buy this bed again in a heartbeat. Overstock delivered it lightning fast, too! Ordered on a Saturday, was sleeping in my new bed on Tuesday.