I ordered this bed for my son, who was sleeping on a mattress on the floor in his room. Received within a week of ordering. There was a slight odor when taking it out of the box. Some of the styrofoam was "glued" on the rails but it easily came off with a cotton ball and fingernail polish remover, with no discoloring of any type. After putting the bed together, I realized that my son had a queen size bed and I had ordered a full size. So we had to take it apart and send it back. Returning this item was not an issue. I would like to note....with this item, we received no hardware so had to make several trips to the the local *** store and get what we needed. I think I spent no more than $5 or $6. The instructions that came with this item was somewhat difficult to read and needed a magnifying glass on some of the parts because the instructions are printed. If you have a good head on your shoulders, you will be able to figure it out. Just follow the "steps" and you will be fine. Also, if your bed comes with no hardware, when putting on the legs underneath, which by the way, you need to do before you even put anything together, there are three "holes" to put screws in but only two can used per leg. I ended up using 8 screws and the size you need are the 6-32 machine screws, just as an FYI. Also, one more note....On the parts list, there are two places where you need "screws". If I remember correctly, the screws on the left hand side of the parts list are correct. Those are actual screws, or rather bolts. On the right hand side of the parts list, it is listed as "screws" but instead what they mean are "nuts". I ordered a queen size bed for my son, same style, and that review will be later! . This bed seems to be sturdy and should last several years. Good luck!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matched exactly.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The platform bed was consistent of quality from a "B" rated furniture store. However, on the same token, when set up and put together, it is sturdy and looks high quality and would match the decor in any room.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.