I LOVE this headboard! It had been so easy to assemble, and really customizable. There are not pre-drilled holes in the headboard for the legs, so you can place them as huge or low as is appropriate for your elevation of mattress. It looks just like the pictures and is a superb addition to any room. I have a king bed, so it was just a little wobbly - I place styrofoam backing between the wall structure and the headboard and it's really durable and doesn't bang the wall at all and is ideal.
Our kids absolutely love their new beds. We also love that these were pretty easy to put together and the perfect height for our 3 and 7 time olds. We used a 6 in mattress at the top anything any much larger would defeat the objective of the railing. We are absolutely in love! The bunk beds also came 2 days earlier than the original delivery day so that was also a large plus! It took my husband and I about an hour to place them together it was quite simple! Such an excellent buy and I would definitely recommend!
If the original chairs had no back rests on them, the successors soon did, with comfort and style that improved with the abilities of the woodworkers improving. It's better to go through this trouble and reduce your chances of picking the wrong color in the store and ending up with a piece of furniture that isn't the right color and makes your wife bitter for years until you're forced to buy a new piece of furniture.