This is a solid, beautiful bed! I was pleased with my purchase overall. The bed arrived in less than 10 days. Assesmbly was relatively easy. However, the footboard did not have the required drilled holes for assembly. I was unable to create these so the footboard did not attach as it should have. I was able to attach it in a different manner but it takes away from the design of the bed. I would recommend to anyone who purchases this bed upon arrival (and assembly) to look at the headboard and footboard to ensure it is finished for the screws to be insterted. Had this bed not had this flaw (which is siginifcant), I would have given it 5 stars!! Looks great. Great quality. Overall I am pleased -- but disappointed it could not be assembled correctly.