I bought this bed because it was offered at an excellent price, & I thought the picture looked nice. When the bed arrived, I was pleasantly stunned at how heavyweight the bed was, how simple it was to assemble, and how solid and sturdy the bed was once it was assembled. Plus the fact that it is a platform bed, & therefore requires no box springs, was just a bonus. I put a nice memory foam mattress on top of my new bed, and am super happy with my purchase. The bed looks great, is solidly built, and didn't cost a lot of money. I'm really pleased with this purchase.