I bought this bed in 2007. I assembled it myself, but I have experience doing this. If you don't have experience you should have a helper. The sides of the bed, which would be the wood behind the drawers, is very flimsy. It could probably be curved into an "S" with no problem. The only real wood in the bed is the slats. The bed was nice once it was put together. It didn't slide on the floor so the flimsy sides weren't much of an issue. The issue came when we moved. THIS BED SHOULD NOT BE MOVED. We moved twice with the bed, and it fell apart more each time. Finally, we ditched it. Yes, we did get 4 years from it, but I felt for the price we should have gotten more. If we had stayed in the same home, it would have probably lasted longer. One minor note about the drawers... if you have nightstands close to the bed, they will be in the way of the headboard end drawers. We could not use them. Also, the bed has very sharp corners. Several bruises from getting up at night.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate