It's so hard buying an item online, especially a headboard. I wanted one that wasn't too tall, one that had enough iron scroll so that I could prop myself to read with a couple of pillows and not fall through. This is a quality headboard. I have two Wesley Allen iron beds: one is a king w/footboard and the other is a full with headboard. This Coaster Company Black Metal Headboard is just as good at a fraction of the cost.
Well we finally put this together. I have to say this was the first put together furniture we bought where NONE of the parts were labeled. The headboard does not attach to the bed. If you have a tall mattress it will look a little short.
We like our bookcase headboard and to be honest we bought it mostly for our cat, plus we liked the storage area. Our bed is underneath a window and the poor cat had a hard time getting up on the window sill with our other headboard. The cat loves it as it gives her a place to lie down on top or jump up and get to the window safely. Modifications are required since it is not drilled to attach the bed frame to the headboard. Even when we attached the headboard to the frame, the headboard did not seem very stable. We added some wood to the base area to make it more secure. We couldn't have a wobbly headboard knowing our cat would be using it as a jumping station.