First off, the bed arrived as promised and both boxes were in great shape. Putting the bed together didn't take very long, but I did assist my fiancé with this. We were initially concerned that the frame would not properly support our memory foam bed and box spring as the set is pretty weighty. Our fears were put to rest as we attached the three cross brace bars with adjustable feet. I was especially relieved since I am the one that chose this bed and personally didn't want to catch any flack from my better half if we did have to send it back. In fact, the bed actually feels firmer due to the sturdy frame. We have been sleeping even more deliciously for the past week and a half! The look and style of the bed are what caught my eye initially and did not disappoint in person. I am thrilled to have found a bed with high style without the high style price. It appeals to my love of Gothic design and I knew it would appeal to his love of architectural styled pieces As a bonus, the placement of the bed is in front of a window which allows for more light to transmit through compared to our old bed with a solid wood headboard. We are still using his two other wood pieces which consist of a dresser and nightstand until we can properly establish a budget for our bedroom remodel (he's currently remodeling our middle apartment and had to suspend finishing our room). This bed has been a very welcome change to the Paul Bunyan look our room has maintained for too long (sorry, dear). I look forward to designing around it in the coming months. What an excellent jumping off point.