This bed arrived timely for my 16 yr. old son who is over 6ft tall. Two extremely heavy boxes ... but everything was package nicely with great assembling instructions. We had the entire bed done in under 2 hrs. All the pieces fit properly and we were pleasantly surprised that the support "slats" that run the length of the bed were real wood. So we added wood screws through each slat to anchor the boards to the two middle supports underneath the bed. You aren't instructed to do this, but it will prevent the "wood creaking" once the mattress is added. My son loves his new bed, and we are planning to purchase additional furniture pieces from Overstock to complete his updated bedroom.