Overall: Like other reviewers, I was a bit sceptical when ordering this bed. It seemed like too good of a deal. However, after assembling it and sleeping on it for several weeks, I highly recommend this bed for anyone looking for a well constructed and solid bed that looks great. We're using it with a futon mattress and it is very comfortable. Workmanship: I gave the workmanship a 4-star rating because there is a very slight dent in one of the headboard tubes that is only visible from an angle when light strikes it - I didn't notice it until after assembling it. Also, a couple of the underside welds could have been cleaner. Assembly: This bed can easily be assembled by a single person: it took me less than 30 minutes to assemble using a variable-speed power drill with an allen key bit (there are at least 32 bolts and using the included allen key would be tedious) and stacks of books to support the side rails when securing them to the headboard and footboard. For many, the greatest difficulty may be handling the two packages in which it is shipped. They are long and awkward and weigh 69lbs and 57lbs.