We bought this bed when we moved to a king from our queen bed. The frame is very nice looking and wasn't difficult to assemble even with the somewhat poor directions. I only have two complaints about the bed. The first is that it is very low to the ground. You cannot fit any type of storage under the bed. I personnally like to have a king bed that is higher but for the price it's not a huge deal. The other con is that the bed is very squeaky. Just sitting on the bed produces some loud groaning noises (I'm only 150 lbs). This is annoying and has not been fixed by tightening the joints or WD-40. The bed does look nice and has held up well to my toddlers scaling the footboard on a daily basis.