We purchased this for 2 twin XL mattresses that we moved from our master bed. It took about 45 minutes for my husband and me as his assistant to put it together. It would be too hard to put it together by yourself. The only thing I did not realize was how low the bed would be and what type of night stand would work with the bed. I was able to find one low enough and a lamp that would fit with it. You also only need a comforter or something to tuck under the mattress (no bedskirt). That is something you might think about when you purchase the bed.