It took me 4 hours to put this thing together using the tools provided (wish I had an electric allen wrench ). I really enjoy projects like this but there is a problem with the directions- Part A- directions never mentioned there was a hole in part A that you were going to need when you are almost finished (it goes on the bottom inside). I got lucky, and only had to redo one side of the bed. I am also conflicted about the extra bolts, but as long as there are no extra holes, I should be good ! This frame is far superior to the one that never came in the mail (from another company)- So glad I had to get another one. The communication level during this transaction was over the top awesome !! The frame itself seems like it could hold a car- very sturdy, AND stylish.