We bought this bed for our 6 year old son. My husband said it was easy to put together, but there were a ton of pieces. The bed is solid, secure, and sharp lookng. Our son loves sleeping on the top bunk. My only complaint and reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is difficult for him to get into the top bunk and out to climb down the ladder. There is no opening at the top to climb down the ladder. He has to climb over the saftey railings to find the first rung. This won't be a problem for long as he will grow into the bed.