After looking at many headboards, we decided to order this one. It seemed to be a good balance between good looks, and good value. But - one never knows when ordering from a photo-right ? Well, it arrived at least a week before I expected it to , and when I opened the carton I was really impressed. This headboard is well built, top quality materials, and no store around here can come close to the quality vs. price paid ! We feel lucky to have scored such a value. And, not one scratch or bump or smudge on the item ! Impressive, I'd say !