We assembled our bed yesterday and we love it! It's very solid, especially the headboard. It's very large and much more sophisticated looking than we originally thought. (And it didn't smell like laquer or paint like other furniture I've bought previously. ) The box that it was shipped in is very large, but the pieces were packed well and the directions clear. The only issue I had was that the little legs that supported the mattress (that are screwed into the cross beams) were shoddy. One broke (screw fell out), but I called Overstock and they're shipping me replacements. I would suggest using one mattress and a bunky board (thin mattress on the bottom). With both the box spring and the mattress (ours is a pillow top), the bed is VERY high (too high for us). It's just right with the one mattress. The price dropped after I had ordered it. So I called Overstock and they offered me the difference as a store credit --- I was happy with that. For a beautiful and well-built bed for a great price, we recommend the Brighton. We shopped around at the local furniture stores, and in comparison, this bed would probably go for at least $500 more.