My style is modern/traditional and I like pieces that aren't generic looking - think an updated shabby chic. When moving into a smaller apartment, I wanted a bed that had both a headboard and a footboard, clean lines and reflected my personality. I also needed to stay on a budget. The Cooper bed was perfect. It took me just over an hour to put together, alone. It is also really sturdy, something I didn't expect for a lower priced do-it-yourself bed. The bed comes with spring, metal and rubber washers to absorb movement. Aside from the legs and horizontal supports, it has extra legs that run down the center of the bed. The only downside is that the color is a shiny black. If I had to do it over, I would have preferred a more "natural" iron look (and will possibly paint it in the future). Also, I would recommend a bed skirt. Hint: figure out where you want the bed and lift it all the way off the ground if you need to move it, otherwise the extra support legs might not stay straight. Overall I give this bed a 4.5. Great buy for the price.