After reading everyone else's glowing reviews, I was convinced this was the bed for me. But I'm sorry to say its not. First of all, the finish scratches if you even look at it wrong and its not very well done. I think it looks cheap. It might be ok for a guest room but not for something I'm sleeping in every day. Second of all, the headboard/footboard are not one piece-- they're several pieces that you have to bolt together. The finish has been outgassing for several days so there's this funny smell in my bedroom that is a bit of a health concern for me. And I really don't like buying items that are made in China. It doesn't look like an expensive bed-- it looks like a $xxxxx bed which is about what I paid for it. I'm going to see if I can get it back into its origonal packaging so that I can return it.