I purchased this bed for my tall and still growing teenage son. He was all arms and legs hanging off a regular twin size bed. Putting a queen size or greater bed in his room was not an option. It is very difficult to find the twin xl size in just any local furniture store. It generally has to be a special order. I am very pleased with this platform bed. It was a good value all around. The bed is well made and attractive for the price. It is a very nice design for a teenager. The added drawers on the bottom is a great bonus. It was easy to put together. My son was able to do it! I also purchased the matching dresser and nightstand and it all looks great! I highly recommend this bed.
We ordered the xlong twin bed for our son who is going off to college. The bed is made good and the storage is great. We had trouble with the shipping of the bed. No one gave an estimate on how long it would take to receive the bed. The shipping took two weeks and when it came only one package of two came. The box with the instructions and hardware did not come. After several phone calls another box was sent to us (first box was lost) from Canada and took over two week to arrival. Customer Service was not much help. I was told that the second box would come over night, it was sent using standard shipping.(6 to 10 business days) Great bed but only if you don't need it for several months.
The product seems of slightly higher quality than an Ikea product, but only slightly and if the product was not discounted I would have said that it was overpriced. However, given what I paid I feel I got a good deal. We'll see how the bed stands up to a teen aged boy over the next 2 years. The drawers seem a little flimsy, that is my biggest worry. I was able put the bed together in far less time than the suggested time it would take without using any power tools. I thought the instructions were extremely easy to follow. If space is a problem in your children's bed rooms, or you're dealing with a small dorm room or something similar, this product should suit your needs.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Black is black
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Decent quality for the price.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Visually the bed seems much more robust than it is in real life.
Nice bed, easy to follow instruction. I have this bed in my spare bedroom that is small. The drawers are nice and save space.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
It would have been nice to get a heads-up that tis product would take two weeks to arrive with no ETA available, because it was coming from "overseas". Which turns out to mean Vancouver. Two very heavy oversize packages arrived, lots of torn ends so it looked like shipping damage would be certain. But the bed is very well packed and wasn't damaged at all, just the packaging torn up. Assembly went very well for a kd kit, until the end when I found the three draw-backs were wrong parts, wrong size, and one draw side was a bit off in dimensions. Prepac phone support called back the next day, promised to send replacement parts, and a week and half later they showed up so I could finish and use the draws. So it can take a long time to get this bed finished and in use! But overall the quality is nice, the service was nice. Disappointed to find the slats that the mattress sits on are raw plywood, very raw. But all exposed parts are nicely made and it seems solid. Finding a twin XL captain's bed is almost impossible. Other than "slow" I'd have to say I'm happy with this one.
Requires a bit of cleverness to put together, but once you get past that, it's a very nice bed, solid and aesthetic. Too bad drawers are not a bit deeper and longer; not too sturdy to put anything substantial. My 17 year old son put it together in about 1.5-2 hours.
The product is exactly what I expected it to be and just fine for my purposes. However, I have ordered 5 of these beds and 3 were missing parts and I had to call the toll free number and ask for the parts. They were helpful and sent the parts immediately but still, there were several days delay and inconvenience.
My son outgrew his Miami Daybed that we got on Overstock a few years back so we were originally going to buy a full size bed but really didn't want him to lose so much floor space... a friend suggested a twin XL and when I checked Overstock I found this bed and ordered it. Came very quickly ( 3 days) and I put it together with just a couple of hiccups (mine though, not the bed!) It seems sturdy but I really do appreciate more than ever the way that IKEA packages their hardware. Sort it out before you start and things will go quicker. The bottom of the bed is unfinished particleboard and I didn't want to risk scratching floors so I bought some 90 degree angle self adhesive felt pads that we put on when we had the bed together enough to put it on its side. Took someone else's advise and screwed down the slats ( they are pretty rough) and then I happened to have some leftover click together laminate floor that I put down on top of the slats to give a little smoother surface and a little more support. I didn't have a problem with the drawers and they are flush and slide nicely. All and all, I think this will be fine for the next few years until he flies the coop.
This item represents a time the reviews let me down. This is trash! My husband and son needed to reinforce the drawers before ever being used. Nothing could salvage this item though. It's like a good recipe...use poor ingredients and it is not worth the effort. The materials are the terrible. The finish is nothing more than black tape, which once lifted, cannot be re-adhered. I am in the process of securing a simple twin bed frame so I can dump this waste of time & money.