I was hesitant on getting this frame because of the reviews. I took a chance, and I’m so glad I did! The bed frame came with all the pieces, and instructions even down to what screws you would need to use and where. It was easy enough for me to put together on my own. It took about two hours, but I also had to stop and tend to my son, and dogs. So it probably would have taken less time for someone who wasn’t interrupted. It also sits about the same height as my bed did with my box springs. I love it so far!