This bed was delivered by UPS in excellent condition. It did not take very long for my husband to put together although he did mention that the assembly instructions could be clearer. It is very sturdy and I have no issues with it at all. This is a very low bed. We have a 9 inch memory foam mattress in it now, but I think we will put a box spring under it to raise it up a little. It looks great in our room too.