The bed shipped the day after I ordered it. It arrived very quickly, and in 3 easy to manage boxes. In spite of the reasonable price-point, the construction is very durable and classic in appearance. Assembly was straightforward, and very quick for two adults. As has been pointed out by many reviewers, the slats provided with this bed are inadequate for use as a platform. It was easy to correct this. By screwing one of the supplied slats to the interior frame lengthwise, (to support the slightly narrower slats from our previous bed between the rails) we were able to create a strong enough platform to support our memory foam mattress. No complaints after a month of use. We love the look of this bed, and enjoy the support that the padded headboard supplies. It's great for sitting up in bed to read or watch TV. The bed feels rock solid, yet we know it will be a breeze to break down and safely package the components when the time comes to move. Highly recommended.