This is a carefully made item, no parts were missing, and the instructions were easy to follow. I have a 12” mattress on it which is fine. There is no gap like some other reviewers have had. I put this together myself which was tricky but doable. It was really hard to try to hold two very long, heavy pieces with the holes lined up just so, and then try to maintain that while screwing in a bolt. It would have been much easier to do with an extra set of hands. There are 72 wood screws to bore in. There were little markings to show where to set the screws, but they were not pre-drilled. Also, the markings for the caster screws seemed to be out of alignment. I remarked for the caster holes and then pre-drilled holes for all of the wood screws using a 5/64 bit. I'm so glad that I did. It cut back on elbow grease considerably. This does sit high up off the ground. I am using it in my (very small) living room and I thought at first that it sat up too high, but I'm liking its height more and more. It looks substantial. It does off gas like any new furniture these days but it isn’t horribly strong and I’m sure that it will also subside over time. My main misgiving is the quality of the materials. It ins't rickety; it feels quite solid due to the design, but it's otherwise what you'd expect from low-priced, self-assembly furniture. I imagine it will hold up some years for my mild purposes, but I could see kids breaking this fairly easily. It doesn't have the strength of fine hard wood piece of furniture.
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