The bed took about 3 hour to put together but when i read other peoples comments i thought i would need my dads help, however it was easy to do. I just read ALL of the directions first and then put it together. I have to say it was heavy and that was the only "hard part".
When I say cheap, I mean cheap on the wallet, not in workmanship or appearance. I love my new bedroom set. I bought the bed, the six-drawer dresser and one night stand. My bedroom looks so Soho chique, I can't complain and the price was just right. I had been shopping for a bedroom set for ages, took a chance on Overstock and so glad I did. Customer Service ROCKED! The merchandise all arrived within days of purchase. Helpful to have a friend to help you build the furniture. Pay close attention to all instructions!
This bed is beautiful! It is well-crafted and sturdy and the wood is sleek and stylish. When I put this together, it looks as if it were pre-ordered this way and that it is more expensive than what I paid. I also recommend the night table and dresser! They all make the master bedroom in my my urban condo look sleek and refined! Buy this now!
The bed arrived promptly, with no damage to box or contents. I can't say how difficult it was to assemble since I didn't put it together myself but my boyfriend did it alone, without help, in less than 3 hours, and apart from the awkward angle required to tighten some of the screws, had no complaints. It's quite solid, looks beautiful and sleeps comfortably. I'm very pleased with it.
I had had the same bed all through childhood, college and since I moved to Chicago 10 years ago. When I moved into my new place, I decided I wanted all new stuff. I came here to look at beds and instantly fell in love with this bed...and its price. The bed is definitely not easy to put together and the directions are not very clear, but a couple hours later, and one super-glued hand, and we had a beautiful bed that looks fantastic in my place. This is a sturdy bed that is well worth the cost, I can't wait to get the nightstands, dresser and armoire!
I had trouble with my first order from Overstock.com--the bed I'd ordered previously was only partially delivered, and then was out of stock--so I was unsure about ordering again. But I am really glad I did! The bed arrived quickly; all the boxes were there, and the instructions couldn't be easier. The hardware is in separate bags labeled with the corresponding steps, and the directions were clear. I had read that it would be difficult to screw the bolts into the headboard but my drill with a standard 4 mm hex bit (and an extender) made this extremely easy. Took about an hour to set the bed up by myself. I balanced the siderails on the delivery box when I attached them--voila! It took longer to get all the packaging into the recycling and trash than to assemble the bed. The bed itself is very solid wood. There were a couple of scratches and dings in places which was disappointing, but they aren't noticeable on the assembled bed. My queen mattress (I use a futon) is a little small on the bedframe, but the bed is very solid and comfortable without a box spring--there are a lot of slats, and extra support legs, which makes it very sturdy. There is a gap between the frame and the headboard (part of the design) but I haven't had any trouble with pillows falling down in there or anything. It is very comfortable to sit up and read against the headboard. The height is great--tall enough to store bins under if you like, but not so high you have to climb in. If you use a box spring (I don't), I imagine it could get pretty high though. The colour is a very dark espresso--nearly black. It matches the "espresso" TV stand that I had bought from another place, so it's easy to match if you find other furniture elsewhere. I saw a review which commented on the smell of the stained wood. I am very sensitive to smell, and I did not notice this. I also saw a review about the heaviness of the bed when assembled: that is totally correct! If you put sliders on the feet when you assemble it you won't have trouble moving it around in the room, but it would have to be disassembled to get it out of the room (the headboard looks too tall to fit through a doorway, even if the bed were turned on its side), so it is a good idea to be sure you assemble it in the room where it will stay. All in all, I am very satisfied with this product. My family who visited over Thanksgiving thought it looked great, and couldn't believe how little I had paid for it, OR that it was so easy to assemble without any help (just be sure to use a drill with a hex bit, NOT the allen wrench provided). It was a good buy and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a solid, well-made bed with clean lines for a good price.
i searched for a platform bed everywhere and could not find the look i wanted. i went to overstock and wavered back and forth for sometime before deciding to make such a huge purchase on line. when i received the bed- the headboard was damaged. although i was not pleased with the amount of time it took to send me a replacement, i was satisfied with the overall product. it is well made, durable and sturdy.
I LOVE THIS BED! IT CAME IN THREE LARGE BOXES AND I TRIED TO PUT IT TOGETHER BY MYSELF BUT YOU DO NEED ONE EXTRA PAIR OF HANDS NO MATTER HOW HANDY YOU ARE! ONCE IT IS TOGETHER, ITS SOLID, STURDY AND BEAUTIFUL! PERFECT SIZE AND EVERYTHING. I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.
I bought the bed, nightstands, dresser and the chest, I was a little scare about the assembly, but it turn out to be easy than expected, I did it my self in one day, I prepare my self with my cordless screwdriver and drill and bought the swivel adapter that I did not use, the bed comes with a key for those famous screws but I use my own tool, I recommend to screwed them in an angle. The pieces are a little heavy, solid wood, very sturdy excellent made, the color is a beautiful deep espresso very modern. It took less than a week for deliver, the boxes are big because they have so much protective foam that it is almost impossible for the furniture pieces to get damage. I¿m very happy that I decided to buy this bedroom set and I definitely recommend to anyone who wants to update their bedroom..
The Axium Espresso Bed is, when assembled, quite elegant, just as it appears in the images on Overstock's website. It's pretty easy to put together and the construction looks and feels sturdy. To me, accurate representation/advertising + quality looks + sturdiness + reasonable price = good value in a piece of furniture. This bed is just that. The bed comes is shipped in 3 boxes. All 3 arrived seemingly undamaged. However, upon opening the boxes, we found out that our headboard was cracked in two. Fearing a potential massive headache, I contacted Overstock's customer service via telephone. They were courteous and understanding and quickly processed my complaint -- as they promised, a replacement part was delivered to me withing 5-7 business days. All things considered, the small time delay was a minor inconvenience. Thank you Overstock!
This was my first Overstock purchase and I was very impressed with the delivery time and packaging. I had to buy a special swivel tool as some of the screw holes were at an awkward angle but other than that it was easy to put together, is very sturdy, supports the mattress well & looks beautiful.
A few months ago I bought the dressers that match this gueen bed. I was very pleased with them and when the platform bed showed up on the web site I had to have it. All the Axium stuff is easy to assemble if you read the directions first, don't attempt to improvise and have a fair aptitude for visualizing the finished product. Love my new bedroom
This bed is exactly what my wife and I hoped for. I usually have bad luck with buying online, and not getting what I thought from pics. But this is bed is really nice. Solid wood, dark (blackish) wood. A litte bit of a pain putting together, but not that hard. Would definately recommend.