Little background to help you put this review in perspective... I'm a 27 year old guy living in New York. I buy many, many things online, but only from reputable companies/manufacturers, so I was more than a little apprehensive about buying something like a bed frame from Overstock, where its often not exactly clear who the manufacturer of a given item even is. However, at the time of purchase (September 2011), there were 38 very detailed and helpful reviews for it, and they painted enough of a positive picture that I took the risk and ordered it (it also just happened that as I was about to order, I noticed that Overstock was offering *FREE* shipping that day! It would have normally been around $120 extra). It arrived very quickly the packaging had received a small amount of damage during shipping, but after opening it up I was relieved to find that all pieces were very carefully packaged in Styrofoam and were in pristine condition. Had to put it together by myself which (as others have said) did take longer, but was not impossible. Overall it took me (with a drill) around 2.5 hours to do, but FYI, Im pretty meticulous with these things so itll probably take others less. Once together, the bed felt great, very solid. All pieces appeared to me to be solid wood and it turns out they are - A family friend of mine whos a retired architectural carpenter happened to swing by my place and said its all solid wood and that by every indication, its well made. As you can imagine, having an authority on carpentry say its well made was very nice to hear. So to sum it up, this bed is simply amazing, and at only $*** (as of this writing), its a steal.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches perfectly
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good