We received the bed within two weeks of ordering it online. The bed arrived well-packed, without any damage to the boxes or the bed (there were four boxes). The assembly was straightforward -- though you do have to take a minute to make sure you screw on the feet correctly so that they are symmetrical. I did not get the feet right on the first try. It helps to have an electric screw driver because there are a lot of wood screws (though, they did drill most holes). It would have helped had they drilled holes in the feet, but I didn't have any trouble hand-screwing them in. Also, the center support beam under the bed barely held with the length of the wood screws provided. I used a few longer screws I had around and it works fine. Altogether it took me between two and three hours to put it together, including the time I took studying the instructions. The bed feels supportive and the slats are close together. The fabric looks and feels similar to real leather. The top-stitching is a contrast color -- a dark tan/camel color. It is a very clean and sturdy bed design. I am very happy with the purchase and love the savings.