My bed took about two weeks to arrive, but it was worth the wait. It came in three separate boxes. The packaging was excellent. All of the pieces were wrapped and protected by styrofoam. The bed took me about two hours to put together by myself. 28 individual wooden slats are used for support. The bed is extremely sturdy. There is no need for a box spring or additional supports. Two of the clips to secure the wooden slats were missing. I contacted Overstock, and they had the missing pieces to me within a week. Awesome service. Once the bed was assembled, it looks amazing and is very sturdy. There is no movement or noise from the frame. I have a large 14" mattress, and the bed gives great support. For those wondering, with my 14" mattress, it leaves approximately 16" from the top of the mattress to the top of the headboard. I used a leather protector spray on the material. The white leather looks great. It is a little shiny, but seems to be very high quality. The stitch lines are a nice touch. From looking in stores, I did not see a bed for under $1000 that came close to matching the quality and style of this bed. I love it.