This is a high quality, quality made product. Yes it took a while to put it together but I did it myself (probably more of a job for two but it can be done) and all I needed that wasn't in the package was a screwdriver. Very heavy but because it is a solid piece of furniture, I've only had it for a short while but I feel confident it will not fall apart. It really is good looking, as other reviews have said, the pictures don't do it justice. The leather is very nice. Hydraulic lift works great, very easy to use. **I noticed some people say their hydraulics didn't work.. could have been just my error but at first I didn't think they did because they wouldn't press down but once I put the mattress on the weight was enough to release the hydraulics initially and since then they are easy to use.** Also I live in a small apt and the storage underneath is exceptional. There's tons of room down there.