We have had a few troubles with this bed. If you plan on putting this bed on a hardwood floor, make sure to have something to put under all 10 points of contact with the floor to provide friction! (we used little squares of some plastic padded shelf liner and that is working out OK so far) It was easy enough to assemle, the siderails screw to the head and foot boards, then the 3 inculded slats screw down onto the side rails. Then there are 6 wooden legs that you screw to the slats (2 legs per slat) so there are, in total, 10 points of contact with the floor (4 corners + 6 middle legs). The instructions did not mention that the center legs have height adjusters that you unscrew about 1-1.5" so that there is actually contact with the floor. Once we got that figured out we were a little better off, but we are still cautious of moving around and jumping into bed since some of the center legs have broken on us and are a little precarious. We might end up getting additional slats to install or somehow improving the center supports. For $xxx, it's pretty acceptable. I would NOT call this bed sturdy though. ALSO we have a tall mattress with a box spring, so we now have to climb up into bed. It's almost countertop height. We may try to get a thinner boxspring to bring it down 5 or 6 inches!