Magnuts got a bed just like his brother's for his birthday. It was ordered last week from a local store named, I kid you not, "Badcock Furniture." When we arrived to pick it up DockLoaderGuy asked me who was going to assemble it. Apparently it is infamous because it is such a pain to put together.
Once all 3 of the giant boxes were lugged into the house and opened I had to agree with DockLoaderGuy. "Some Assembly Required" is a damn lie. They did chop down the trees, cut them into planks and paint them...but the rest was up to us. There were about 25lbs of hardware to be fastened, screwed, smacked and twisted.....oh yeah, and a drill is not recommended. The manual says that construction (my word, they were still lying and calling it "some assembly") should take about an hour. FOR WHOM? Someone on speed who has done it 100 times and is using a drill?
At some point I said that I didn't remember MonkeyBoy's being such a pain to construct. My husband reminded me that it wasn't, for me, he put that one together by himself. Ooops.....
Totally worth it, I love this bed!