I recently purchased this bed in the twin size for my 9 year old son. I am good at putting furniture together, but I never look forward to the long drawn out directions and all the parts numbered A, B, C, D1, D2 and the numerous screws and nuts and bolts etc... We got the two boxes a week before they said it would be here and when I felt how heavy they both were I just moaned... BUT, I opened the box and it was large chunks of wood and basically nothing else! A little bottle of glue, some nails that won't come out once you hammer them in, and the 8 large bolts to put the rails on with that you don't even need a drill for because they screw straight into the wood with no holes! I recommend screwing them each in almost all the way, but leave some space, then put the box spring in the frame and use the driving board as protection as you hammer each side so it fits the box spring tight. Then take out the box spring and tighten up the bolts - whala! You never even have to measure! It was the easiest piece of furniture I have ever put together - and it was actually fun hammering the legs onto the headboard and footboard. I felt like I built the thing myself. It is a two man job simply because the wood pieces are pretty heavy and you need someone to hold one part while you "build" the bed, but other than that it's very simple. Three parts to the directions and thats it. The white cedar look wonderful against my son's navy blue wall and it smells pretty good without being a real strong cedar smell. There are warnings all over the directions and paperwork you get with it telling you that the wood is split and will probably split more and that it's very normal. Believe them! It looks like it would just split and not be stable, but my father was a wood turner and trust me when I tell you, that is perfectly normal and does not at all affect the integrity of the wood. It feels soft to the touch, like it was just sanded with the finest of sandpaper (they give you a piece of sandpaper, but I didn't need it at all), which to me is so much better than some glossy over finished wood. It looks unfinished, but there is no need to stain it or do anything to it. I hope to get the rest of the bedroom furniture now that I have seen the bed and love it so much. And the biggest thing is that my son loves it too! When he wants a larger bed, I will keep this as a guest bed and get him the same type in a full or queen. If you like the rustic log cabin look, you will love this piece. Honestly, I can't believe it came from Walmart. I would have expected it from a large furniture store. The price was a couple hundred dollars less than a furniture store and the tiny bit of waiting you do for it to ship is absolutely worth it! I uploaded two pictures of our bed for you to see - you will probably see more of the headboard on your bed because I have an extra high bunkbed mattress on top of the box springs on my son's bed, so it's a little higher than a regular mattress. Good luck and enjoy!