This bed was the only one I could find that accomodated a twin XL bed and it looked decent from the photo, so I didn't have much of a choice in purchasing it. The wood looks nice and the drawers are functional although one of the drawers didn't quite line up and is a tiny bit crooked. I think the drawers would look nicer with handles, but the bed is sturdy and otherwise acceptable. The reason I wouldn't recommend it to a friend is that you could probably find a nicer bedframe or just a headboard from a furniture store for the same or more competetive price. Compared to other furniture I own, this is overpriced for the quality and hassle of assembly.