This bed is sturdy, easy to put together, and looks smart if not fabulous. IMO, people over 5'8" or maybe 5'9" will feel a little cramped if they want to stretch out or point their toes. Fortunately for us, our main recurring guest is 5'4", so no problem. We bought the Serta 8" memory foam mattress and it works quite well with this bed. Having also bought the Cairo queen leather bed for about $20 less, I have to say that the daybed seems less substantial for the price. It's basically hollow metal and some nuts n bolts, so why this costly? Seems like it should cost $100-$150 less, but price aside the bed is crafted reasonably well. Hot tip for assembly: The spring part will slide in more easily if you don't completely tighten the allen screws on the long panel (which you are instructed to do first). You need the "give," or it's a struggle.