The bed itself is beautiful, and aesthetically exactly what I want. But be warned, it is NOT a platform bed. I wanted this frame BECAUSE it promised to be a platform bed, and with a platform bed, a boxspring is optional--not the case with this frame. The whole mattress sinks and curves in between the three very thin wooden weak beams and it is NOT comfortable. You NEED a boxspring with this frame or else the mattress will be bent out of shape and any thoughts about actual sleeping will be but a dream. Just awful and disappointing. I had to saw 4 thick 3x5'6'' wooden beams I had in my basement for the proper support. The whole allure was that it was low to the ground, but I think to save the mattress I will still have to go out and get a boxspring. Putting it together was simple enough, my only issue was the major fact that it is NOT a platform bed.