This bed was highly anticipated for. I was excited to get it and thought it would take only on hour max to put together. I spent maybe 3 hours. The way you are supposed to screw in the side boards is ridiculous. They have an inset hole that you put a screw into and you are supposed to use an allen wrench to tighten it. You get maybe a 1/4 turn radius and the screw is about 2 1/2 inches long! It takes forever! I like the design and it goes great with my room and bedding. The other downfall is on the left side of the bed the black has chipped off in some part. I don't know if it was painted black after wards or not but I will be touching up those parts. Hope fully in a few years it will not degrade anymore.