I purchased this bed for my 4 year old son- we liked that it was lower than other loft beds, yet still offered room underneath for play, and eventually storage. We assembled it about 2 months ago and it has held up well. Our son is using it with only the included bed slat roll underneath a mattress because he is only 40 pounds, however I think in a couple of years we will probably put a sheet of plywood beneath. I wanted to address the dimensions given in the item description because they are WRONG, as they are on every other website that sells this bed. This is a twin-sized bed that fits a standard twin-sized mattress (the description states that it is much wider). The manufacturer suggests using a mattress no thicker than 8 inches, but we opted for a 6 inch thick bunk mattress so we knew our little guy wouldn't roll out. Assembly was fairly simple except for the little caps provided to cover the screws- they are too wide for the holes, and we broke one trying to pound it in with a rubber mallet. Tents are easy to attach to bed. Lower tent comes with adhesive/velcro strip and screws- we tried using only the adhesive at first but the tent kept falling down and we had to screw in. The screws do go in a hidden part of the bed however, so if my son wants the tent down eventually the holes will be hidden. After LOTS of research, I can say that this bed is half the price or even less than other comparable models.