This is the cheapest wood product piece of furniture I have ever seen in my life. When you think particle board furniture is the lowest of the low, then someone comes up with something worse. The drawer boxes are made of some kind of low density wood that I believe is Rhus Typhina. A tree that grows like weed in the North Eastern US. It looks good but has no mechanical properties whatsoever. A screw will strip right out of it if any torque is applied to the screw driver. The bed comes poorly packaged with wood dust in the boxes. That wood dust rubs against the bed parts in the box during transportation which leaves abrasion marks on finished sides of the boards. I guess you get what you pay for... Barely in this case. I don't feel I got my money's worth though. On the positive sides, the bed assembles easily and looks OK, if you step back a bit. Good enough for a 10 yo I guess. time will tell.