The only downside seems to be this label I found on the inside of one of the pieces, which states that part of the crib is made of MDF, which definitely contradicts the statement from the website that there are no paper press boards and the crib is made only of solid wood. The whole “Compliant for Formaldehyde” part kind of freaks me out too, since the whole point of getting a solid wood, non-toxic crib was so that it wouldn’t off-gas weird, carcinogenic chemicals like formaldehyde. At least the concentration of formaldehyde is low enough that California approves?
As for assembly, the drawer and it’s railings were the hardest part. We had to build the drawer earlier in the process than the instructions suggested to try to figure out how to attache the railings to the side of the crib.
We ended up having to attach and reattach the railings. But, after studying a drawer from our current dresser, we finally got it right.
But we finally got it right!