In only 10 days, I received my new bed! It was very well packaged - on a crate with shrink wrap and lots of protection from damage. I unpacked the bed immediately. I was impressed how well made it was. Unlike a lot of the other reviews, I did NOT have a problem with missing hardware. However, the bed came with absolutely NO DIRECTIONS on how to put it together. I'm mechanically inclined so I was able to figure out how to put it together by placing all the nuts and bolts out and then comparing it to the bed. Over all, it was not difficult to put together, but just be prepared for that. It is pretty sturdy, but I went to the local lumber store and had 6 more 1" x 6" x 72 1/4" slats cut and I mounted them on either side of the 4 slats that came with the bed and then screwed them all into place. It made the bed feel very sturdy.