I had been looking locally for a daybed for along time for my office. I wanted wood but didn't want to spend mega $$$. I have used Overstock for years and have been very pleased with my purchases and their customer service so I decided to go for it. I received this in less than a week. It came well packaged and the driver brought it up to the front door which is two stories up from the street. My husband assembled it in record time and it is extremely sturdy. I love the way it looks. It can easily pass for a wood frame if that's what your looking for. The color is darker in person than in the picture. I would say it's "expresso". If you are looking for a daybed I suggest you give this one a try. How can you go wrong? No sales tax and $2.95 shipping right to your door. You won't be disappointed with this piece of furniture.