This bed took my husband and I about 1 hour to put together. It was not bad we had to make sure we understood the instructions. The bed is quite sturdy and I thought it would make are bed low to the ground but......happily it was still high off the ground. The only problem we did have and we haven't figured out yet was...We bought a king size and wanted to put our headboard on this frame. We were unable to do that. So.....you ask is it worth the money? Well...if you are okay without using a headboard and not have to worry about bumping into the ends of the bed then yes it is worth the money.