1st unit shipped was damaged beyond use in transit - the packaging is minimal. 2nd unit shipped was beat up in transit, but it is usable. Assembly: Unit ships in two boxes, one for head/foot board another for side rails/supports. Parts for each assembly are in their respective boxes. I encountered an issue with the amount of parts shipped. The king size bed requires 6 support legs - the parts shipped only included 4 support legs (which is required for the queen size bed). Luckily I had spare parts from the 1st shipment. Build quality: For the price I wasn't expecting a lot, but the quality of this bed was below my already diminished expectations. The welds are not straight and the slag (chunks of metal from where the welder spit out molten metal from the joint onto the surface of the bed frame) was not ground down before the finish was applied. The color advertised and ordered was charcoal, but the color shipped has a brown hue to it - not a grey/black one. It appears that the manufacturer took existing side rails, cut the ends off, then welded an additional 8" of side rail on to extend the frame. In both of the side rails there is an obvious seam and poorly done weld. When I ordered a king size bed I expected that it would be built as such, but apparently what I got were re-purposed ~73" side rails extended to ~81" by an apprentice welder. The headboard is a four piece assembly, essentially a foot board with extension legs and a cross member. If you want it to not wobble, you need to prop it up against a wall. I never review products, but I wish that someone had taken the time to warn me about this bed before I ordered it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? did not match
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Low quality, chincy, poorly built, inadequate parts
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Close enough
- Would you recommend this to a friend? No