I just bought the pillow top memory foam mattress and was looking for a nice bed frame to go with it, having upgraded from a full size to a queen size. This is a great bed. Once again, shipping was quick - came within 5 days, shipped in two boxes. The directions are clear and easy to read (!) and in English, which made setup a breeze. Since I did not have a box spring, I used the 11.5 inch height setting, which puts the footboard about 3 inches above the 14 inch memory foam mattress. With the bedding and duvet cover added, it's flush with the top of the bed. The workmanship is great - no goofy welds or bent rails. I will say that the color, although not totally black, is a nice dark slate that will look black in most lighting. This is not considered a platform bed, so I took some 1/2 inch plywood and cut it to fit on top of the support rails, so it acts like a platform bed. Great support - no rocking at all when I get into bed each night. And it looks great in the room!