I ordered this bed on a Sunday and it was delivered 5 days later, Friday. Delivery in 3 boxes. I moved all 3 boxes by myself and assembled by myself. Took less than 1 hour. No directions but pretty obvious assembly. Bed is very attractive -- looks just like picture. Faux leather is a rich dark brown. No obvious defects at all. I currently have a box springs and pillowtop mattress on the bed. I think I may end up just using the mattress -- it's really more of a platform bed.