This bed is a work of art as well as a sturdy bed. The spindles are slightly tapered and thin which gives the bed a delicate look but when assembled it is as sturdy as the rocks on the Maine coast.
This is a well-made bed of a simple, yet beautiful design. I've used it every night for more than two years and it has held up remarkably well, with no issues at all. The mattress-only configuration has been comfortable, so I don't miss having a box spring.