I've had this bed for six months now, here is my brief review:Bed unpacks easily. Setup is straightforward, and can be done by 1 person with basic tools and skills. Contruction is very good, solid wood , so its definitely a good value from what i've seen at big furniture stores. The apprearence is great, I ordered the expresso finish and its a really dark reddish tone, don't mistake it as brown or chocolate. The nickel pieces at the center is the only thing I am not crazy about, but they are OK. Workmanship of the headboard, sides and footboard are great, nice smooth finish, solid heavy feel, all sections align perfectly, no holes or screws are visible. It does use wooden slats system that you need to screw down, some slats dont align to the predrilled holes but that is to be expected from slats in a bed. The bed is really solid, and a good deal.