We just purchased this and put it together a couple of days later. I love the bed! Much better than our old metal frame. Well worth the money. Really need 2 people to put it together because of the slat system being so complex. If I could suggest anything to the manufacturer, I'd say to make it a couple of inches shorter in length of the bed, and to use a thicker piece of wood on the footboard for sturdiness and maybe an inch or so taller on the headboard height. (The footboard sticks out several inches from the end of a mattress and is easy to run into and causes the bed occupant to either step on it, hit it with a foot or leg.) Also maybe put stickers on some of the pieces, so people will know what to assemble and where. The directions were so brief, it took some thinking and counting to decide what went where. Otherwise, it adds good support, looks nice, and was well worth the overstock.price.