Like all of the other reviewers, I agree that assembling this bed is a bit tedious. It took two of us a bit over two hours to assemble (I'm pregnant though, so I wasn't as helpful as I could have been). Lots of quarter-turning with an allen wrench. Lots of screwdriving (electric cordless drill helps). The bed is gorgeous, however. Sturdy, solid rubberwood -- great quality materials (no veneers). So happy to have a platform bed and be rid of my boxspring. One of the headboard supports has a small nick in it, and I realize now that we should have just called Overstock and asked for a replacement part before using the superglue to attach it to the headboard! (Not sure if the damage was caused in shipping or not.) Oh well -- we'll know for next time.