I’m so impressed! I placed my order on May 6th at 317 pm. I got an email at 639 pm, same day, that my order had shipped. It arrived at my house on May 9th at 1037 am. It was scheduled to arrive May 13th. I’ve never had an online order ship and arrive at my house that quickly before. The only hard part about putting this bed together, was carrying the box up the stairs of my apartment by myself. The actual assembly was extremely simple and the directions were very easy to understand. I put it together by myself in about an hour. I used the tools provided and all I needed extra was a screwdriver. It seems extremely sturdy and well made for the price. And yes, the color is a little bit darker than shown in the photos, but I love it! There were a few dings on the wood pieces, but they were hidden once the bed was put together. This was my first order ever from Wayfair, but it will NOT be my last!