My boyfriend constructed this bed for me in about an hour (and that was while he was watching the game, so you know he wasn't working straight through)... It went together really well. The crossbars fit well and did not need to be re-cut. The only small complaint is that there is a brace for the middle of the bed and it doesn't screw in anywhere so it is just wobbly. Other than that, the bed looks great and sleeps really well. Good buy.