The queen platform bed arrived in three different packages in approximately 5 days. I was able to carry each box from my apartment office to my front door, unassisted. All three packages arrived in perfect condition. I unpacked everything, cleaned up all the styrofoam and plastic from within the boxes, located the hardware/instructions, and began putting everything together. It only took me 10 minutes to put the entire bed together (minus the wooden slats.) I had to wait until later to borrow a friends power drill to screw down all of the slats. That only took 5 minutes. So, with cleanup and everything else it literally only took me about 20 minutes to finish it all. And trust me, I am not very handy when it comes to putting stuff together. This was just very simple. And it looks great!