simple and attractive
We ordered this crib well ahead of the baby's due date, since we were told it might take up to 4-6 weeks for it to be shipped and delivered, but were pleasantly surprised that it arrived in under a week! It comes flat-packed (hence the free shipping, I think), but it's very intuitive to put together. The hardware all fits in the correct holes, and the instructions made sense (though could be a little vague in places). But it's basically attach the ends to the sides, attach crossbars between each pair of feet, and then put in the mattress support board. The quality feels and looks really good. Everything fits together well, and it feels solid and sturdy. I can't really judge the safety elements, but it had absolutely no smell even straight out of the box, and it seems like Oeuf has put a lot of attention to the different ways an infant can try to injure itself (e.g., there are extra screws for you to put in the highest holes for the mattress support, so that once you've moved the mattress level down lower than the highest setting, the baby can't stick their fingers into the holes and get stuck).I'm a little concerned that the grey color might not match the grey color of the Merlin dresser, just based on pictures on the website, but I'm banking on that just being a feature of the lighting during photo shoots. If there is a noticeable mismatch, I'll update this review.