I purchased this bed to match my antique mahogany furniture; i liked the classic wood tone with the clean lines and newer style. I purchased in a king and it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. It arrived much quicker than expected (about one week from order date) and was extremely easy to assemble (took about 20 minutes with two people.) The bed seems sturdy; I have two dogs that wrestle around on it and it holds up like a champ. The bed has been getting daily use for just over a month and both my boyfriend and i love it. I highly recommend this purchase, especially for the money. I looked at many similar purchases that were close to $1000.00 and up - this was a GREAT DEAL!