This is the second platform bed that I've gotten from Overstock. I love the first one, which went in the master bedroom, and I love this one, which goes in the guest room. They are elegant looking with the mahogany. They are sturdy and easy to put together. Both came very well packaged, with not a scratch on them. I don't use a box spring with either one. The guest bed has an oversized mattress (thick) which made it too high with the box springs, so I got rid of the springs, and just the mattress works fine with the platform bed. I got the master bed to replace my old one, when I purchased a memory foam mattress. Works out great.