Our 2 year old son was ready for a new bed. The crib that was used for years before could have been converted into a toddler bed, but we decided after so long, it was time for a new one. The ones at Wal-Mart and other stores, seemed so flimsy. That's when I decided to make one myself and I knew I could make it better and yet cheaper. It's a little heavy, but also a lot more durable than most any other.