The drawers are not as well-fitting as I'd like and they definitely can not hold anything much heavier than clothes and other light items, so please don't plan on putting text books inside them. Also, be aware that the assembly will take at least 2+ hours, so hire someone if you are impatient and non-technical or be prepared. Overall, the color and appearance of the bed is gorgeous and I love that it is very sturdy and will definitely last me a few years. This bed is a good value for someone who wants to be space-savvy. The Everett Espresso series looks great together.