My wife and I bought this bed for ourselves after plenty of shopping around. We are thrilled with our decision! This bed is incredible to see in person. The assembly was actually quite simple. My wife and I did it in about 45 minutes, and it only required a phillips head screwdriver. We used a battery drill, but either would suffice. It is also an INCREDIBLE bargain. Maybe someone else could find a better deal, but my wife and I couldn't, and we looked for months before choosing this bed. No regrets!