I have had this bed for 9 months now. Regardless of what other have said this bed is easy to put together as long as you have opposable thumbs. I put it all together in less the 1 hour so I have no idea why it took other so long. I suggest you use the instructions. Bed looks great is is very solid. I used a foam mattress and it fit perfect. The cut out on the head board is a great place to put the remote when you go to sleep. it has been 9 months since the last time I looked for a remote that has fallen off the bed. My only complaint is that there were a couple of marks of the wood from shipping. Dont be fooled it is very heavy and you are bound to have imperfections from the shipper. Not too bad, it cant really be notices unless your the person who paid for it.