I loved this product. One of the most important things for my husband and I is that the headboard is strongly in place, it is not loose (like our Pier1 bed) so it does not make noise if my toddler pushes it. The bed is beautiful and well constructed, not hard to assemble, just read instructions carefuly especially on which side you want the trundle to slide out. The slatted base is included (very important) however slates are not very strong, my excited toddler jumped on the twin trundle bed with a 5" foam mattress and broke one slate, we had to put plywood under the mattres, and problem solved. Maybe a thicker mattress would also help. The full bed allows a much thicker mattress and we have not needed the plywood here. I totally recommend the product, it was a good purchase.