The bed was very easy to put together by myself. 6'1 adult male. The finish was evenly applied. The bed is very sturdy. The only negative is one scar, caused by shipping, on the bed. Thankfully it was on the side facing the wall. Pointers include: Use gloves when handling the slats. They are covered with some nasty black coating. You may want to get more wood screws for the slats however it is not necessary because they are connected via ribbon tape. The center support beam feet are easily stripped out if not careful during installation. If using a memory foam mattress with the bed you will have to use plywood because the slats are not sufficiently supportive.