I thought the headboard would be higher, maybe without the box spring. Yes, as others mentioned there are a lot of wooden slats, but when putting the bed together they looked as though they were going to break in half, needless to say I was scared when we went to lay our king size mattress on top of it. It looks nice once together, but I don't know how I will sleep on it... I'm so paranoid about it breaking. You get what you pay for. Oh and it took twenty days for it to arrive.