Needed a good/cheap platform bed and this was exactly what I was looking for. As most other reviewers stated, it's extremely easy to put together - look in the FAQ section they tell you exactly how to space out the bars. So far I have not needed any additional support. My only complaint is a couple of small chips on top of the headboard from shipping but they were easily colored in with a sharpie. There is also a small crack on the top of the baseboard but again, nothing a little clue and a clamp won't fix. Definitely not enough issues to send back and for the money I was not willing to send it back. If you are looking for something inexpensive but that looks nice, this is definitely a good choice. Highly recommend.