This was and still retails in some places for about 500 bucks in my area. It is probably the BEST purchase I ever made at Overstock. The bed is just as pictured, a beautiful dark chocolate metal that is easy to clean with a slightly damp cloth. It looks so GREAT, anchors the room and can be adapted to go with traditional or more modern decor. I LOVE the fact that it has a great middle support bar with 2 extra support legs. I noticed that it supported my box springs better and thus my mattress and provided a better nights sleep. In other words, it's STURDY, STRONG/ HAS GOOD LOOKS and is EASY to assemble. I have had the bed for about 3 years now. This is a GREAT deal, I was timid about buying a bed online but this proved my reservations wrong. I put it together myself in a very short period of time, The hardware never loosened up from the metal the way that cheaper metal beds do. You will be amazed at the quality of this bed and not sorry about purchasing it. Plus, you get the great Oveerstock low delivery price and can quit shopping for the perfect bed.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from High Desert of So. California,
Nov 8, 2007
This bed arrived quickly and was very well packaged. I purchased it for a guest room and it appears to be a sturdy quality with lots of nice features. I especially like all the extra support braces for under the boxspring. The description states the color is matte black. All the packaging has matte black printed on it. It is actually a chocolate/fudge type color. I like the chocolate color better. Just know that you're not receiving a black bed if that's what you're looking for. My husband assembled the bed very quickly and was very happy with the quality.
Thanks Overstock.com I'll be ordering from you again.
We received the bed last week and it was packaged well. It took about an hour to put together, was no problem and all parts were there! It is a sturdy bed, even my husband was impressed with it! The color is like others have said, more of a deep deep brown (which I really like) instead of the black in the description. I am very pleased with it all the way around, looks and sturdiness! First time buying from Overstock and very happy!!
I am extremely disappointed in this purchase. I was hesitant to buy a bed online without seeing it in person, but the price and all the glowing reviews of this bed made me take the plunge. I really regret that decision now. The bed was relatively easy to put together and all the pieces were included. However, I ordered the queen size bed and my queen mattress and boxspring are swimming in this bed. There is about six inches extra in length between the end of my mattress and the end of the headboard or footboard, and there extra are two inches on the sides. This means a)my mattress moves around way too much, b)pillows end up on the floor between my mattress and the headboard, and c)it's actually dangerous for my infant to be crawling around on it because she can easily end up between the mattress and the headboard or footboard. I wish I could return this product, but I don't see how I can put it all back in the box and there was no way of knowing it was way too big before putting it together. I'm not sure if I just got a dud because I haven't seen this issue come up in any of the other reviews. I don't think I'll ever be ordering furniture again from Overstock.com. Oh, and the product description also is inaccurate about the height of the siderails. There is only about 4.5 inches max clearance under the bed.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate. As pictured.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems sturdy. Put together relatively easy.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Too big!
I looked for a long time at several beds. Read many reviews and since so many people had said that this bed was dark brown and not black I decided to purchase. I am so happy I did! It is a beautiful bed and a very good quality. Took about an hour to put together and as others have stated it is very sturdy. I am a loyal customer of OS and have made many purchases but this is the first one I have given a review for. That's how much I love it. It was well packed and did not have one scrape or nick. It looks great with my antique dressers. If your thinking of purchasing this bed I really don't think you will be disappointed.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Not black but very deep brown
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate picture except for color description
Some reviews I read before I purchased this bed stated that the color was not matte black- my bed frame is matte black and I am very pleased with the design, the sturdiness, the ease of assembly. All the parts were present and well-wrapped.The bed arrived in a timely fashion and looks wonderful with my antique ebonized ******** furniture. I am very pleased!
This is a great bed at a fraction of what you would pay to get this look somewhere else. It is not iron, it's hollow metal, but that's OK for me because it makes it easier to move. It was easy to put together and it looks like I bought it at a certain expensive store that I can't afford. Love this bed.
I ordered my bed last May and I just opened it last January. I found out that the hardware were not complete. I called up Overstock about it and they made sure that they will send the missing hardware. The overstock.com didn't disappoint me. I am truly pleased.
The bed is easy to assemble and very sturdy. ( Assemble by myself … 40 minutes ). I love it. The bed frame is little bit larger than the queen size mattress but it works perfectly. You can put the bed sheet easily. Your hands doesn't need to squeeze between the mattress and the bed frame. Again, I am very satisfied.
My 5th grader's bed is also our guest bed, a queen. The metal frame was falling apart (after 22 years). I looked at just metal frames and for not much more, saw this bed. It arrived as they said. My 5th grader and I put it together in less than 2 hours, and that included hauling out the old frame. All the tools came with it. Instructions were easy to follow. For the price, in is as good as anything I have seen in stores for 2-3x the price.
No, the bed rails must be attached to the floorboards.lorackz on Dec 29, 2013
No, you cannot. You need to attached the side rails to footboard.macantel on Feb 5, 2014
Really like this bed and want to buy it can you tell me is the bed hollow or solid inside the metal?michie40 on Aug 18, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello michie40, the shipping weight is only 90lbs so I do not think it is solid. Other customers have reviewed that this is a very sturdy bed. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 22, 2013
The metal is not solid, but very sturdy. Have had mine in use in a vacation rental for 4 months now, with no problems.kathyatdiscobay on Oct 25, 2013
Does this bed need a full 9" box spring, or is a low-profile one preferable? If a 9" one is used, will a 14" mattress cover the majority of the footboard?persimfans on Aug 8, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello persimfans, thank you for your interest on the Austen Queen-size Bed. This bed will work with a regular queen size mattress. Thank you for shopping with us and have a great day!
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 13, 2013
Unfortunately this bed has not been weight tested, but the bed should hold up to 500-600 pounds, but it is not guarantee it can.overstockcustomercare1 on Feb 20, 2013
The braces are steel, not wood, so it seems very strudy.love2paint2 on Apr 20, 2013
I just got the bed and one of the reasons was it has 4 additional feet down the center (rather than just one) - for a total of 8 feet supporting the weight.s2theburg on Aug 1, 2013
What is the clearance under the bed rails? The reviews say there is very little clearance, but I need to know the exact inches. Thanks!dcdecorator1 on Sep 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
I recently moved and lost one of the screws that attaches the footboard to the frame, but unfortunately didn't realize this until the rest of the bed was assembled. Can you please tell me what size screw I need to replace the one that was lost? I don't want to have to take the bed apart to figure it out!rgs1027 on Sep 13, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
we found one at the hardware storebelle1965 on May 29, 2013
Hi- I am looking for a HEADBOARD, but saw your 'Austen" bed...Nice...Do I need a bedframe? Or is this a complete bed? One that I can throw away my old bedframe? hmmmnevadasunshine on Aug 16, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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