We were looking everywhere for a low profile king bed frame without a headboard or footboard. I saw this bed and thought it looked perfect was was concerned that the quality may be poor or the color may be off. WE WERE PLEASANTLY SURPRISED. The pieces come packaged very well to protect all from damage. There was a lot to assemble - a 2 person job if you ask me - but not difficult at all. The bed is strong and the wood is sturdy. In fact, we ended up buying 2 of them! The are simple and classic and a great buy!!