I ordered this bed Saturday 8/7/10 and received it today (Tuesday 8/10/10) which was extremely fast and unexpected...beautiful! I don't own any power tools and have put quite a decent amount of projects together by myself since childhood (still a tomboy at heart I guess) so I'd rate this project as being very easy to put together. Time-consuming without power tools, however. Total time was probably about 1 hr 15min from opening pkgs, laying them out to make sure everything was there, to putting it together to the finished project...and completely by myself! There were 12 wood screws missing that were needed to nail down the 12 slats. It only came with 12, the instructions said I should have 12, but if I'm suppose to nail down 12 slats from both ends something just doesn't add up. Luckily I just happened to have a supply of those same screws I bought maybe 15 years ago for just in-case (they came cheap in a cute little plastic tower thingy with a handle). I just chatted with customer service regarding this and someone should be emailing me shortly on replacing these. The real test will come when my trucker-sized husband gets home. The bed works fine with me weighing almost 200lbs. He weighs close to 400 lbs @ 6'4" so I'll keep you posted.