This is a great looking bed and its tilted soft headboard is nice to lean on and watch TV or read in bed. The problem with this bed is that it comes with only 3 slats that are not even hard wood but plywood. I have been searching for mattress recently and all I inquired about require at least 5 hard-wood slats for their warranty to hold (unless you would use a box off course). I had to go to a local store and find same-size slats then look for another piece that match the legs to have it cut to accurate lengths. Then I had to make the holes similar to those on the original slats. The side boards that the slats are screwed on are red oak and too hard for the screws to go in without the help of a drill. It took me more than 7 hours, including the trip to the local store to assemble the bed, but I did it by myself. I called Overstock.com and asked for the extra slats they said because the design was with three slats they could not send me extra but they credited me for the extra slats I purchased. The only reason I did not buy another bed that was on sale and much cheaper was that reviews said assembly was difficult but at least that bed came with 7 slats. But overall, I am happy with my purchase.