I received the bed in about a week from ordering it. It is beautiful, classy and of great quality for the price. It is very sturdy. It took about an hour to assemble. I always wanted an iron bed and searched local stores and other online sites but I kept coming back to this one. It was my first time ordering furniture online and I was a little hesitant but love it. I use it in a guest bedroom. One guest stated that it had a very welcoming presence. I am totally pleased with the purchase.