I wouldn't have bought this bed at such a low price without the reviews. But I purchased two full-sized beds for my boys' rooms and they are absolutely wonderful- the quality is no different from an upscale-brand set of my daughter's. Very solid and nicely finished in a contemporary pewter gray. My husband put them together and reported that it was quite easy. He needed scissors to open the package, the little Allen wrench that came with the bed, and that was all!