Okay, the reason you should read my review is because I will tell you the information you really need to know.01) I purchased the bed for a guest bedroom that I used maybe 7 nights year, so I wanted something that I could sit on for relaxing in my guest room to look out the large windows at the front of my house but also provide room for guests.02) The bed was very easy to assemble---2 sideboards, 1 backboard, the base for the mattress, and 4 supports you easily screw in. That's all you have to worry about assembling, and it's simple! If you are assembling this yourself without help, you'll need an ottoman or something to place under the springs to lift it up to allow for you to attach the springs to the sideboards.03) I do not remember reading this in the item description, but the brackets you attach to the springs to attach to the sideboards are adjustable, so you can expand the length of the bed just a bit (probably to allow for a Twin or Twin XL mattress).04) There is a LOT of room under the bed for storage. You will actually have more room to slide things under than with a regular bed.05) I put the bed together myself and it took maybe one hour at the most. The item came in a large box, so do not think there are a million pieces in there (see above).06) If you are questioning buying the bed and are wondering about the backboard and whether you want that, just know that you do not have to put the backboard on, so if that is your deciding factor, buy the bed and just do not add the backboard when you assemble it.I am very pleased with this purchase. I found the weight to be very strong. I got the bed in the frost white option, and it is perfect for my Hamptons-inspired sitting room.