The bed arrived within a week of ordering it. All the parts were present and correct and the only thing required that's not in the box is a phillips head screwdriver. I put the bed together, by myself, in 45 mins. I'm 5'2" and 115 lbs, so you don't need to be a weight-lifter to do it! Several of the other reviews mention that there weren't enough screws for the slats - this is true although the instructions do state to only screw down every other slat, and the kit contents list 12 screws which is what you get and is only enough for every other slat. My only complaint was that the slats were fractionally too short so the screw holes didn't line up but this was solved by only screwing down each slat at one end on alternate sides of the bed - this is why it got four stars and not five. A note for the non-Americans out there (like me). This bed calls itself a platform bed, but by European standards it's a normal height (a pleasant surprise!) and so not nearly as low as I was expecting. This is a good looking bed, it feels sturdy and looks as though it will do the job nicely.