The bed is absolutely beautiful. It comes in 3 boxes, the first two delivered Thursday and the last Friday. The bed can be assembled with or without the posts which have almost an appearance of wood, with the finials that screw on either on the footboard or at the top of the posts. Very easy to assemble. Box spring and mattress fit into the bed on three metal beams, wasn't sure how much weight that could support so I ended up not using the beams and leaving my box spring and mattress on the frame I already had and building the bed around it. The pieces of the bed are sturdy hollow metal pieces with parts that fit into each other. The only problem i had was the footboard came bent a little so the pieces would not fit together, no matter how hard I tried to bend them to fit. Very strong metal at least. May have been UPS being too rough, I don't know. But I eventually had to hammer the footboard to get it unbent, and the bed is worth every penny. *if you are looking to hang normal pole top curtains from the bed, there are decorative metal scrolls at each end of the poles which will not fit through the curtains. I ended up using tie-top curtains.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very closely matched; the posts are slightly lighter than the rest of the bed, giving almost a wood like appearance.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality is great. Metal is very sturdy.