Had a hard time assembling - the bed was missing holes for the legs to be screwed in. It was so hard to do it without any fancy hardware tools. In addition, the bed is very light, so it slides easily on the floor.
I bought this after returning another DHP daybed that came damaged (from another retailer) and sat much closer to the floor. I assembled it myself in 90 minutes after unpacking it. The legs could easily be stained or painted. They are solid wood with little or no finish. Add a seam ripper to your tool kit as it took 10 minutes to remove the the tags that were SEWN onto the back of this daybed with gray thread. DHP, take note: use white thread so the buyer can see that they're not pulling the daybed fabric. The hardware comes oiled to prevent rust so also have a rag available to wipe the hardware and your hands - very oily! If you are assembling alone, grab a couple shoe boxes to help stabilize as you connect sides. As always, do not tighten any screws all the way until you are ready to add the mattress slats. Even though it is step one, wait until the end to attach pads to the legs. They kept coming off as I manipulated the bed during the build (I built on carpet). This bed needs a 6-7 inch mattress to look more like a couch and less like a bed. As I stated below, my feet sit off the floor with a 10" mattress (29" inseam). There is no batting under the back panel fabric which assumes most will put it against a wall. A nice looking bed that was a decent price given that I had a coupon. I'll try to provide a picture after I get the bed dressed.
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