Bought this bed for our tall 11 yr. old son. Great value and wonderful looks. My husband, who put it together with no problem, says this bed is built like a truck. One hint - assemble it where you want it to stay because there is no moving it later! The storage underneath is great. We store extra bedding and sleeping bags. I wasn't sure if the platform style of bed would be good for a "growing" boy but we purchased a high quality mattress and we have no complaints. The boy and his faithful cat love it. We would highly recommend this bed. PS... The delivery was great too - the driver placed everything in our garage. Highly recommended!!!!!!!