I bought this crib for my first child. I immediately liked the design and look of the crib and matching bedroom set. It had a very sleek look and I felt it was something that he could grow into as he matures. I choose the dark wood color. It was very rich looking. The biggest selling point that I was able to convert the bed into a toddler bed and then a full size bed. What a wonderful feature. Not only was it convenient, but also a great way to save money. The full size bed is quite large and can easily fit two people. Unfortunately, the quality of the wood was not what I had expected. There was alot of wear and tear. The wood did not polish up well. I could not get a nice clean polish and would have to really wipe hard to remove finger print marks. It also nicked quite easily. Overall I was not happy with the quality. However, my sister-in-law and friend bought the Babia Italia convertible crib and they were both very happy with it. Perhaps I got a "lemon"