This is a beautiful bed and after a lot of shopping I can say with authority that it is a great value. Other reviews indicated that assistance was required in assembly however, I assembled the bed without assistance by leaning the headboard against the existing bed. There was not enough glue included in the package but I had gorilla glue on hand so it was not a problem. Also, I would NOT recommend gluing the side rails to the bed if you think you're ever going to be moving. Be sure to buy a rubber mallet if you don't have one to be sure you do not damage your bed during assembly. Once assembled, the bed is very sturdy and quite beautiful. I was disappointed with the delivery as it was guaranteed by Valentines day and I did not receive it until the following Monday. But it did arrive in excellent condition. This bed is a great buy and I can't imagine anyone being disappointed in this purchase.