The frame was easy to assemble, though I had a friend to help. It could be cumbersome to for only one person to assemble, and the 2 packages are also very heavy and I needed assistance to get them into my apartment. Note that a signature is required for receipt. The bed is sturdy and perfect for a room with low-profile furniture. I use a bunky board under my mattress, and my mattress is pillow-top, so not as much of the headboard shows as I would have liked. I'm satisfied with my purchase.