Ordered this bed to replace a broken single bed in our rental house. I have to say that the bed looks as nice or nicer than I expected it to look. Very modern and clean....not too short as some platforms seem to be. It was pretty easy to assemble; I did it myself with the help of footstool to balance the rails while attaching them to the head board. It seems very sturdy, but this is a twin bed and I can't be sure it would be as sturdy as a queen or king. I may find out, have been considering replacing a too large queen sized sleigh bed in our own home with one of these in a queen sized. (The head and foot boards on our sleigh bed are huge and I would like a smaller profile bed). I am impressed by the design, it has 2 metal "grates" that serve as the platform which seem to make it not only stable, but portable if we ever have to store it.