I was a little nervous about buying furniture online. The bed came in three boxes and were a bit heavy, however, I was still able to get them in the house. Had a friend come over to help put the frame and headboard/footboard together. Recommend two people for the job. The instructions suck! Then again when don't some assembly required instructions lack. Took us a while to figure out what we were supose to do. Once we did, the bed went together easily. I would recommend that you measure and remeasure. The sleigh is larger then I had thought so it takes up a lot of room. I love it and it looks great. Because its pine it does ding/scratch easily - caustion while assembling.