We are very happy with this bed frame. It is very solid and of good construction. Assembly was relatively easy as well. I am not sure whether we have an extra high mattress, but the footboard is barely above the mattress. We like this as we are tall people. We have never made a major furniture purchase based on a picture on a website before this, but we are very happy that we did. It's a great frame at a great value. We would make the same choice if we had to do it over again.