After countless hours of searching for the perfect nursery furniture for our unborn daughter in 2009, we settled on Munire. The convertible crib was as sturdy and well built as it was beautiful. The problems didn't begin until we converted the crib to a full sized bed. We purchased the conversion kit when we purchased the furniture in fear that if we waited until our daughter graduated to a bed, the line would be discontinued. One week after assembling the bed, I sat on the side of the bed to read my daughter a story and the side rail cracked right down the center (I weigh 150lbs). My father fixed it by reinforcing the sides with 2x4s. While it isn't pretty, it serves its purpose. One month later, my daughter went running from the bathroom to her bedroom after brushed her teeth and hopped in her bed to settle in for the night (as any 4-year-old would do). Upon doing so, one of the center slats cracked in half. She weighs 32 lbs. There are six slats that came with the conversion kit that were made with a spit and a prayer. Crappy particle board. We had originally purchased a box spring to lay under her mattress but removed it because it made the bed ridiculously high (and silly looking between the head and foot board). My best friend bought the exact same furniture and had the exact same problem. Mine was not an isolated case. Please do not be fooled by the beauty of this furniture! Like I said, the crib was great, but if it doesn't functionally convert to a full sized bed, what's the point in spending the money? I went out tonight and purchased wood from our local hardware store to replace the slats, hoping that I can rig something up to strengthen the bed and ensure it last well into her teen years. I'm disgusted that I was duped by Munire. My second child is due in June and I will NOT make the same mistake twice.