I've been looking for a low profile platform storage bed for two years. I communicated with Overstock sales staff using the built-in online IRC software, and like magic the salesperson returned a link to me the exact platform storage bed I was looking for. The bed came in 3 fairly heavy boxes. The instructions were clear and the bed finish and design was was one of the best examples of this kind of assemble-it-yourself kit furniture. Don't rush assembly, it's easy, but not a snap. It would be great if the mfr. would include one extra fastener of all the parts included in the event of damaging a piece during installation. Included are exactly the number of parts needed, no more. They have an 800 number to contact for part replacement. If you are going to use a foam mattress I suggest placing thin plywood or composite board over the slat/space/slat platform assembly provided. The bed is a very handy solution to seasonal clothes storage.