This is a great solid bed, but yes it is a major pain to put together, not because of an excessive amount of parts but because of the way that the screws are put in you can only turn them about 1/4 rotation at a time using an allen wrench. The headboard actually arrived cracked and damaged which wasn't nice, but customer service apologized and immediately sent another one free of charge. Overall this is a really nice set, it is a little low to the ground so make sure that you want a low bed.
- Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes