I have been looking for a bed that will match some inherited teak pieces, and this is perfect. All three boxes came within a week. The bed itself is well made and very solid once assembled. Although the directions (which are clearly written and easy to follow) suggest two adults for assembly, I was able to put it together myself in about three hours. Do have a power drill on hand, though. You'll need it for the 24 screws without pilot holes for the slats...
Be aware that, should you choose to use a box spring as well as a mattress, the surface will be about three feet off the ground. I am 5'6" and have to hurdle myself onto it! (The cats love this, however.)
All in all, I am very pleased with this purchase, my first from overstock.com.
I ordered the bed along with one of the two dressers and received six boxes in total. I have to say that at first it looked increadibly daunting. Still, my friend and I took it step by step and found the instructions generally well written if a bit sparse. Onto the piece.
I cannot speak highly enough of this bed. It transcends beautiful -- it is stunning. Clean, simple, elegant lines and wood that well exceeds the quality one would expect for this price range. The fixtures are made of solid brass and are easy to disassemble, in case of a needed move someday. The wood is supple to the touch and hefty in feel indicating a solid construction and not particleboard or pressed wood with laminate.
One thing I would add, though, is that my piece came slightly darker than appears in its photo. As a photographer, my monitor is color calibrated so I know the photo was probably a bit light. For me this is great as I worried that it might actually be too light for my taste.
In summation: Highly recommended.
In short, if you are still unsure about purchasing this bed, all I can say is BUY IT! I flip-flopped around for a few weeks uncertain if I should purchase a bed from Overstock. Well, I took the plunge and finally did. I ordered on a Sunday and it arrived that Friday, talk about fast!
The pieces were well packed and nothing was missing or damaged. I must admit, despite the other reviews, I found this bed very easy to assemble alone, taking me about 1 hour. But I suppose depending on your skill level, the assembly experience will probably vary.
Anyway, once assembled this bed becomes a very beautiful furniture piece. Solid wood of excellent quality and a very nice rich walnut finish. I have this bed in a Japanese themed room and it fits very well.
If you are a fan of simple, clean design, you will not be disappointed.
This bed is beautiful and amazing quality. Well worth the price... Well worth far more than the price (and it looks like I paid far more for it). The wood is solid with a gorgeous grain, and the stain is very rich. Even the slats are very solid; I've had platform beds with supposedly solid wood slats where the wood was light and fragile. Never had any of them break but also never felt 100% secure sleeping on them. I have no such qualms about these slats. Appearance and quality-wise, I could not be happier with the bed.
The assembly was a complete nightmare. I don't know what some of these other reviewers are talking about, but I cannot believe anyone was able to assemble this bed easily or alone. The headboard alone took myself and my boyfriend, who is very good at things like this, two hours to put together, and by the end of it my guy was practically sobbing with frustration. You have to screw the headboard together using an allen wrench in a tiny little space, and the angle is such that the wrench gets stuck... It's awful. AWFUL. The rest of the bed was easier, thank god, but I would not wish the headboard on my worst enemy. Also, the other reviewers are correct that a drill with a phillips bit to get the screws through the slats and into the supports is very necessary.
Don't let my assessment of the assembly frighten you away from buying this bed. It was worth it given the beauty and quality we ended up with. But don't go into it expecting it to be easy, because it is just NOT.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The picture is a little lighter than the bed, as others have said.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very high quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Based on the awesome reviews I've been reading on this bed, I decided to go ahead and order it. Like most have said, it is a great really modern bed, a bit more of a dark reddish brown than pictured. The height where the mattress would be placed is 15" from the ground, so to place a box spring would not only be too high, but would block out a portion of the lovely head board. There are also 4 little legs in the center of the bed should there be a need for extra support. And as most people have complained about, the annoying part is putting the headboard together, but other than that, the rest was pretty straightforward, just need a electric screwdriver to screw in the slats of the platform (no pre-drilled holes). Besides carrying the 3 boxes up 2 flights of stairs (overstock left in lobby) it was an awesome first time buy!
Delivery - was relatively fast for being shipped in three separate boxes
Assembly - I had no problems putting this together by myself. Due to a "I think I am smarter than I am" I put the headboard together incorrect and had to pry the glued pieces. My suggestion is be patient in laying out all the pieces and ensure that you avoid this. I had to dremmel out the old wooden dowels and insert new ones. After all that it went together easily. I have seen some comments about the running boards not having predrilled holes for the slats. I would suggest a power drill to put these in. Once the bed has been assembled it will be sturdy.
Overall I am very pleased with the bed.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color matched what I had anticipated
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Love the look of this bed but it took over 4 hours to put together and since most parts had to be glued together, I don't know how you would break it down to move it - unless you just glue one side. The style is beautiful, the color is more of a medium to dark cherry and it looks very expensive. The bed is sturdy but the slats were very thin so we did relpace them. We have had this bed for 5 years so, perhaps the slats have improved. The bed is in a guest room and everyone who walks down the hallway and sees it, has to go into the room for a closer look. They love it and so do I :)
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? More of a dark cherry than walnut
Please tell us about the quality of the product. bed quality is nice but slats are awful
How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty close
I absolutely love this bed. It has a sleek, modern look and quality construction. It was a little difficult to assemble, as many others have said, but it wasn't complicated. You should have a power screwdriver with you before you begin assembly. With the help of my father, we had it together in about an hour, and I just love it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? It's slightly darker than it appears online.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality seem excellent.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The bed was exactly as described.
I love the look of the bed but I am concerned that it is veneer rather than solid wood. Could I get feedback from customers on whether they have had a problem with the veneer chipping or peeling?customeryy on Mar 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
No problem so far. We have had the bed for 8 months. We really like it.evinatlanta on Mar 19, 2013
I've had the bed almost a year and have noticed no chipping or peeling. My boyfriend accidentally chipped it with a hammer when we were assembling it (long story) and even in that little area where there's already a flaw the veneer has stayed in place. Go for it, the bed is amazing :)avaxcontrol on Apr 14, 2013
Is the headboard sturdy enough that it can support 2 people leaning against it (as in reading or watching tv)?janlee444 on Sep 14, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The wood is very sturdy but the questions depends on several factors. How heavy the individuals are whether or not you have a boxspring which might add more leverage to the headboard. We haven't had any complaint regarding the issue nor do we have a way to test it.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 14, 2012
Does the bed have red tones in the color? I can't tell from the picture.eduyen on Aug 21, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
what size mattress would fit this? would a 12" be higher than the footboard? on Jul 30, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Normally we use the thickness 8 inches mattress as our standard mattress to fit in our bed. Yes, the thickness 12 inches mattress is higher than the footboard. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 1, 2012
I see many reviewers say they're using a memory foam mattress with this. Does that work with the slats or is it best to get a bunkie board (a solid platform to go on top of the slats)? It seems like the memory foam would get squished into the spaces between the slats...avaxcontrol on Jun 10, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
My experience with a platform bed that has many slats, a memory foam mattress would work fine.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 12, 2012
You indicated that a box spring is not required but I would like to know whether you can use a box spring and mattress with the bed.9989burbank on May 24, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question