Absolutely thrilled with this high quality, elegant bed frame! Other ~$200 metal bed frames sold in furniture and mattress stores are junk compared to this frame. It is solid, does not shake or squeak! The dark brown painted finish looks great, not cheap or shiny; it appears that the paint will last without tarnishing or rubbing/chipping off. Assembly was very straightforward, all the necessary hardware was provided and all the pieces fit well. One suggestion I have to anyone making this bed is that you may want to place the metal slats in the center BEFORE attaching BOTH the head board and foot board to the side rails. Having a second person to help with assembly is also recommended. The foot board sits several inches away from the end of my mattress which is great because the foot board will not get kicked around when someone is sleeping. The space also allows for a quilt/duvet/blanket to be hung over the foot board.