My wife and I had been looking for a new bed and this one was exactly what we were looking for. The appearance was even better than shown on the web page. Assembly was not a problem except for the placement of the slats. To get the center support holes to line up, the straps connecting the slats together had to be cut in at least two places. Also when you start to assemble the bed it will appear as though there are two extra slats. If the straps are cut in the correct place this is not a problem and they can be used to add extra support in the middle area of the bed. I also recommend that all the slats be fastened with screws at the side rails.