I had been studying this bed for awhile on another site. I had already read strong reviews at the 'furniture store' and tech specs showed solid hardwood (no MDF stuff) so I expected it to be solid. Then O listed it for $200 less and I went for it. I am SO glad I did!This is the easiest bed I ever put together. A 2nd set of hands, getting the siderails lined up for 1st attachment, would have been great (I'm not a big woman & I got the king) but assembly was very good. Quality hardware, simple instructions, everything lined up perfectly.This bed is solid, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the simple classiness of it (I got the black). The style would work with contemporary, cottage, country...very versatile. It is smooth & sleek, classy & well-constructed. I don't think anyone who saw it would believe I paid this price.I think I am a lifelong fan of platforms beds now, too. So nice not to have to muck around with a box springs anymore.Thanks, O! I was on the fence for months but your pricing pushed me over and glad I am.