My son and I assembled the headboard in about an hour. For the price, I felt I got a good deal. You could probably assemble the headboard with one person but it is much easier with two. It is true there are no predrilled holes for the headboard but this is due to the fact that not all frames are the same. I was glad they didn't have the predrilled holes. You must be willing to assemble the furniture and remember you get what you pay for. If you are looking for something to last 30 years I would not suggest this purchase. However, it was prefect for my teenage son.