Give your bedroom a contemporary look with this sleek queen-size bed from Axium. This platform bed is made from solid rubberwood to ensure its stability and durability, and the clean lines and espresso finish will complement any modern decor....more
I loved this bed from the moment I saw it online (and what a great deal) and now I love it my room. The wood is very true to the color shown, almost black. The bed is of very high quality and all pieces arrived in perfect condition. Assembly was a pain - the instructions have you screw in 16 screws via an awkward little canal with just a hex wrench, 1/4 turn by 1/4 turn. We found that using needle-nose pliers made this step much faster and more bearable! Also the instructions want you to glue everything together meaning this bed can never be moved! We chose to only glue the headboard together and use the screws only on everything else.
The bed was delivered to my front porch within one week in three boxes. The largest box which includes the head board was falling apart when arrived. I was very worry that if there was any piece missing or dammaged, but it turned out every piece was there in perfect condition. Since the box was falling apart and extremely heavy, I had to open the box right there at my front door and bring the parts in piece by piece.
Assembly was a pain. It took me a whole afternoon by myself to put it together. If you have 2 persons working together, it might take less time. On top of many wooden dowls and different kind of screws to connect the pieces of boards, the bed came with 16 longs screws that are extremly difficult to screw them into the bed because you have to do it in a very wierd angle unless you have some special tool that will work in that condition. I think this is major design flaw becasue the manufacturer needs to think about that it is the general consumer who is trying to put the bed together not some professional with special tools in the shop.
Other than difficulty of assembly, the bed is great. It looks great. It is solid wood and very heavy. I love it after it's put together.
Contrary to what other reviewers had said, we did not find it particularly difficult to assemble this bed. We are a retired couple and we were not overwhelmed. It was very time consuming - agreed. But a great deal of thought seems to have gone into the construction of this bed and so there are many parts to deal with. Like many other recviewers, we agree you do NOT need to use the glue that is recommended - - the bed is built like a fortrress without it! We can't even figure out what purpose it would serve. Instructions are quite clear but we recommend you read through all of them to get a feel for the overall construction. There are extras fo all the screws, etc. We bought the matching night stand and also found it to be extremely well constructed. The end result is a very strong, beautiful bed! (A personal suggestion: I am putting a large piece of cardboard on the slats at the foot end of the bed to prevent the tucked in sheets from falling into the spaces betwen slats! Otherwise, any bedding that may fall between the slats will show since the bed is off the floor!!!! )
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as i expected.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description.
The bed is just as pictured and is beautiful. Ordered on a Tuesday, shipped across country and received on a Monday. It took me 3.5 hours to assemble on my own, with the help of a 4 yr old and my 2 cats. It was very easy to understand how to put together. We actually had about twice as many hardware bits and pieces as we needed. The only thing to look out for is the boards that support the bed; as they aren't as finished as the rest of the wood, I wound up with 3 slivers and my 4 yr old with one. The wood was extremely sturdy and thick; for the price I was afraid the headboard would be flimsy, but not at all. The bed is extremely sturdy. We are using our pillowtop mattress; probably 18" thick and still have plenty of headboard showing. Also, I have never owned a platform bed before; I didn't want to feel like we were on the floor and it doesn't. Sitting on the bed, my feet touch the floor but is not "on the floor". There is enough clearance to put under the bed boxes under the bed. Really, we couldn't be happier with the purchase and highly recommend.
Did the color match the color displayed onsite? Yes, very dark espresso, just as pictured
How is the quality of the product? Excellent Quality, more than I expected for the price
Did the description onsite accurately describe the product? Exactly
Ok, yes, it took a long time to put together. I did it by myself with frequent interruptions from my daughter and it took me 5 hours. Having said that, I did not find it difficult to put together provided you are CAREFUL about assembling the headboard, everything else is easy. All pieces are solid wood, even the slats the mattress sits on are stained and all pieces fit together seamlessly. The bed looks and feels high quality and now I'm trying to talk my husband into letting me get the matching dressers. Shipping was quick and the pieces were well packed with no damage. Put this together right where you want it, it is heavy!
Everything arrived promptly and in good condition. As other reviewers have mentioned, it definitely takes two people to assemble it. I got a small sliver while we were putting the bed together, but I did want a bed frame that was made out of wood! The bed slats, being unseen after assembly, are not finished south like the exposed pieces are.
Not going to lie, it was a bit time consuming to put together, but its not too bad.. in all honesty I had the bf do it and I assisted... it is very very sturdy, the finish is deep dark espresso but not black which is what I was looking for. but it has the appearance of a wood grain.. there are so many slats and they are all finished and not just cheap plywood... I use with a box spring just because.. but I believe it can be used either way... however with the box spring you don't see very much of the headboard.. either way, I love it and shipping was super fast, although I think i had to wait an extra day for the 3rd box that came with it.. not sure what that was about but no biggie, I wasn't ready to put it together anyways... I'd say it took a good 3-4 hours to put together.... ***, fast shipping and great product.. I would definitely recommend!!
I recently purchased this bedroom suit for my home. Last year I purchased the same furniture for my vacation home in Florida. I absolutely love the styling of this furniture, though the previous version was so much better made. It was the identical brand and everything, but the product is clearly different. I bought the bed, and the dressers, and the hardware is so cheap that all of the cam locks broke with even the slightest pressure tightening them. Now I'm having drawers fall off because the cam locks have broken in the past month just from regular use of the furniture. When we screwed the backing to the dressers, the heads of the screws popped right off. This set also does not have the soft close drawers which the previous version did. So I've had to put some felt pads on the drawers to minimize the clanking of when you close them. This would have been a 5 across the board if the manufacturers wouldn't have cheaped out and spent an additional $** to upgrade the hardware. It's unbelievable and very disappointing.
Hello ars2028, thank you for your inquiry! No, this bed does not require a box spring. However you can use a box spring if you would like. I hope this helps. Happy shopping! overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 16, 2014
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