I am going to rate this purchase with 5 stars. I purchased the gold one and I really like the appearance. I will say that it was a small chore to put together the base, I found the directions annoying, instead opting to use common sense, and a picture of the product, only referring to the directions every once in awhile. I'm pretty mechanically inclined so I would say it took me about 40 minutes to get everything bolted down. I had read the reviews suggesting that there were bent parts before my purchase, however, I did not find that problem myself. What I found was that there was the occasional tight fit. However, using a flat piece of wood (to reduce potential damage against flat surfaces), I used the occassional hammer to get things where they were supposed to go. Once the base was assembled it was a downhill trip...very easy to get everything together. The only issue I ended up with is that there is space between the box spring and the bed pedestal which my ferret is now climbing into and hiding all of my socks.