The size of the bed is a bit larger than i expected. Its about 88.5" long by 65.5" wide. The leather is slightly shiny. There will be a slight gap from the bed to the bed frame all around the sides (about an inch) but i think this serves the purpose of allowing you to easily take out the bed if needed. I'm currently using the bed with a box frame. The "boards" that are intended to support the bed are actually about 3/4 of an inch thick and about 4 inches wide... and the length is however long the inside of the bed frame is. There are 3 of these boards and they each come with 2 plastic adjustable pegs to support the middle portions of the boards. If you are going to use it without a box spring you will need to buy more boards to support the bed. Assembly was pretty straight forward, the boxes the bed came in were gigantic and it arrived in California in about 5 days after ordering.... what else what else... um, no missing parts, this was not for my teenage kid, i have no kids so it was for myself, and i hear theres way to remove the shine...? but i havent tried it out yet.