The boxes for this bed was so heavy, I had to help the deliveryman carry them up the stairs. That being said, you'll need someone to help you put this bed together. I did it alone because I know some tricks of the trade, but it was still very difficult because of the weight. Weight aside, the bed was very easy to assemble. All the tools and parts for the bed were labeled and laminated in plastic on cardboard sheets. This really made assembly quick and easy. The instructions were clear-I love it when you have pictures and words. This bed is awesome, even thought lifting it up those first inches is strenuous. You must get the bed up about one fourth of the way before the hydraulics kick in.