I ordered this product for a very small third bedroom sometimes used by grand children and guests. Even though I am 65 with arthritic hands, I found it easy to put together and only needed to call my son to help with fastening the large pieces at the end. There was a small mistake with a reference to a wrong part in the assembly instructions. Also I was short a screw of one size as indicated in the instructions and had to substitute an extra of a different size that was included. So flexibility in interpreting the assembly instructions is important. My grand daughter uses the bunk when she comes over and she does need help getting in as some other reviewers have suggested. She only stays with us occasionally so this is not a huge problem. I especially like having a futon couch in the little room when no one is sleeping there as the room is transformed into a pleaasant sitting and reading space. Overall am pleased with this product.