I really couldn't tell from the photo that I needed a boxspring. If someone mentioned it in a previous review then I must have overlooked it as well. But I was able to find one pretty quickly. I was able to put this bed together by myself but I couldn't get the nuts to tighten up enough so the crossbeams that hold the mattress up aren't very secure against the side rails. I can hear the loose pieces move around when I get on/off the bed. Having the foundation on helped to keep things a little more secure but I'm still waiting for things to fall apart. I periodically check the (eight) screws that are holding the headboard and footboard to the side rails to make sure they're not loose. I'm going to have someone try to tighten everything up for me since I can't seem to do it myself!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Darker than the 'warm charcoal' that was described, but nice.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. You need arm strength/a powerful driver to make pieces fit securely on this bed.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? I wish there was a photo without bedding so I could see the structure of it.