Ok, it wasn't quite as easy to put together as we had hoped (with two toddlers running around), but it was worth it! It's a very streamlined, classic bunk bed--extremely solid. I foresee many years of use out of it, especially since the bunk bed separates into two beds should we need it. We couldn't be happier with it. We did purchase the play curtains to go with it, but haven't put them up yet. Also, we purchased two 8" mattresses for both beds, and they seem to fit fine.