We also purchased this bed for a second home and we were pleasantly surprised at how good it looks. The instructions were easy to follow and it was not difficult to put together. BUT, when I received it the instructions were not in the box! I was on the phone w/Overstock a long time and they said it would take 1-3 days for me to get a copy of the instructions - I was upset b/c I had open both boxes and had parts all over my house. But, I decided to email the manufacturer about my problem and the next morning they emailed me a pdf of the instructions, which made me happy. I would recommend this bed, but just make sure the instructions are there before you take everything out!