Receiving the bed, I put off setting it up until the next day thinking I didn't have the time. I laughed at that after the ten minutes it took to set up. Each side of the bed comes folded in half and the legs pivot out as you unfold it. The two halves are held together with bolts and wing nuts making it truly tool free. The bed solid. Both my wife and I are big people and it only squeaks under the, er, most active of situations and then barely at all. My son took a flying leap onto it and it made neither a sound nor shifted in any way. The only negative would be that there is no way to attach a headboard without modification. I knew that when purchasing so I wouldn't take a star away or anything, but thought it should be pointed out.