I was extremely nervous to buy a headboard online but based on the reviews I took the plunge and I'm so happy I did. The headboard arrived within a normal amount of time and well packaged with all needed parts to put it together. The only damage we had to the back of it was because the UPS guy decided to walk on it. We have a standard metal frame, king pillow top mattress on box springs with a 3 inch serta foam topper and the headboard is high enough for my 6'3 husband to lean against it without his head touching the wall. It looks well made and like it should cost much more than what we paid. I was worried about the color being too dark since I ordered the tan and had read some negative reviews about that. Yes, it is darker than the picture but it's within the same color range giving the wanted effect.