I just received this product and put it together this weekend. I love the look of it. The wood is much more sturdy than I expected. It has a solid feel to it. It doesnt look cheap nor does it feel cheap. I dont know how long it will hold up in the future but its in a guest bedroom so I think i'll be able to use it for a few years at least.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is dead on to the picture
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Surprised at the sturdiness. Expected flimsy for the price, but this is really solid feel.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
I ordered this for my 15 yr. old son...we just got rid of his bunk beds. We put a memory foam mattress on it and he loves it. It would fit any ecor and was not too hard to put together. I was so excited to find it! It came in only 5 days.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? excellent
The queen platform bed arrived in three different packages in approximately 5 days. I was able to carry each box from my apartment office to my front door, unassisted. All three packages arrived in perfect condition. I unpacked everything, cleaned up all the styrofoam and plastic from within the boxes, located the hardware/instructions, and began putting everything together. It only took me 10 minutes to put the entire bed together (minus the wooden slats.) I had to wait until later to borrow a friends power drill to screw down all of the slats. That only took 5 minutes. So, with cleanup and everything else it literally only took me about 20 minutes to finish it all. And trust me, I am not very handy when it comes to putting stuff together. This was just very simple. And it looks great!
Good product and very easy to put together. Slats are a bit a pain to screw-in, but manageable. Unfortunately, the headboard was damaged to what appeared to be a forklift incident either at the manufacturer, overstock.com or the shipping company. Nevertheless, customer service immediately located another one and it shipped right away without hassle.
it was exactly what i was looking for in the right price point. easy to put together and packed very safe in the 3 boxes it arrived in
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. seems fine to me
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
This is a nice bed. It's not the nicest or the most solid I've every seen, but for the price, it's definitely worth it. The wood is of good quality and it is pretty sturdy. My girlfriend and I both sleep on it with a pretty heavy memory foam mattress. There are nicer and more solid beds out there, but not many for this price. I'd still be happy with it even if I paid double what I paid. I was pretty easy to set up and looks pretty simple to take apart in case it needs to be moved.
Our first headboard arrived with defects (the board was put together misaligned therefore unpainted portions could be seen). We called up Overstock customer service and they sent us a replacement right away (A+)! We've been in the bed for a couple of weeks now and it's very stable (after putting one additional support for the slats under the headboard. Easy to put together and goes great with our decor. Also, I like that the headboard is flat against the wall as the width of our room is smaller therefore we maximize the space with a smaller bed footprint.
This was my first -- and I suspect last -- purchase on Overstock. The bed itself is OK; nothing special and certainly not worth the hassle. Let me explain. There are two cardinal sins of self-assembly furniture: ambiguous instructions and missing parts. This one did both. The instructions, bizarrely, begin with step 3. There is no step 1 and 2. Because the bed comes in 3 separate boxes, I had to dig through all 3 looking for what I thought was the missing front page. Nope. Apparently the manufacturer just can't count to 1. Sure, give them the benefit of the doubt; I have trouble counting past 0 sometimes also. But next was the bigger problem. Midway through the assembly, I discover there's a missing part. It's the center support beam. This is an important part. You literally cannot put the bed together without it (unless you want the slats to crack and drop your mattress to the ground, which I suppose is an option). This beam is nowhere to be found. So I call Overstock. They tell me they can look for the part and then send it to me... it will just take 1-2 business days to look for the part, and 5-7 business days for it to ship after they find it. Seriously? ****** can get an item from warehouse to my house in ONE business day if they need to. Overstock needs 6? The customer service rep I spoke with said she could put in a "request" to expedite the shipping. Apparently "requests" mean "won't happen" because it shipped at the normal, slow (and, of course, cheap) speed. Well, 6 business days later -- yes, that means sleeping on the floor for over a week -- the missing part arrives and I finish the bed. Result? Looks fine. Nothing super special. Is it very solid? Yes, in the sense that it doesn't risk collapsing under my weight; no, in the sense that it's pretty noisy when you're using it for purposes other than sleep. (I should note that when I see this complaint in other reviews, I always ask whether they assembled the bed correctly, so I'll mention that I actually used a square to get the corners as flush as the hardware would allow and measured out the spaces between slats; I'm not a pro engineer but I know my way around DIY furniture). Overall, I'd say it's not a bad bed, but it certainly wasn't worth sleeping on a floor for a week waiting for a part to arrive. I'll stick with ****** next time. Two stars for the bed and zero stars for Overstock averages out to one star overall. P.S. -- the Q&A section is wrong about the space between the slats. There are 12 slats, each 2.5" wide, covering a total area of 72" (including the end slats) if you follow the pilot holes. In other words, 30" of slats and 42" of open space, divided between 11 gaps between slats, for just shy of 4" between slats, not the 2.25" that the Overstock rep said. If you have a mattress that's sensitive to that sort of thing, this is not the bed for you.
Hate to be so harsh on the bed. It's not the bed's fault. The parts we have look wonderful and it may very well be the most comfortable bed ever. The problem is, after weeks of dealing with Overstock, we still don't have all the parts. Don't get me wrong, we have lots of parts. We have multiple parts of some things and none of other things. For the multiple stuff, Overstock simply said "just throw it away." Were talking big boxes of rails, etc. That's great sustainable thinking (not). So right now, we have parts and pieces leaning against the bedroom wall while we patiently (or not so patiently at this stage) await another sighting of the UPS truck. You might have thought that after the second fouled shipment they would overnight the remaining pieces. Nope. They're on the slow bus. Oh that my mattress can have a throne. Dear Overstock: Play better.
What's important in considering a new bed, especially in this price range are the slats. I'm happy to report that this one has 12 horizontal slats that you screw to the frame, as well as one long vertical slat running down the middle(headboard to footboard) that has 2 legs underneath supporting it. The bed is solid. Its a simple modern design. You won't need a box spring as it will be too high, almost to the top of the headboard. We haver a pillow top mattress and I didn't even miss the box spring. It came with all the parts & the directions. It did have two small marks that looked to be from factory, but no big deal. Installation: was straight forward and easy. From the time you carry the packages to bedroom, unpack the boxes (better to do that in the bedroom to avoid scratches carrying it), to putting it together, then taking boxes out, it took approx 1 hour. A cordless drill with a phillips head is all you need for assembly, easily done by one person. Carrying the boxes need to be carried by two people or open boxes and carry the parts. Add in moving the mattress and making the bed, give yourself two hours. Overall very satisfied that I got a solid bed (wife approves too) for a relatively great price.
I added a little plywood along with the slats provided. I also added 2 additional legs. The bed is constructed well and was easy to assemble. Even with the plywood and extra legs it was a good bed for the money. I would not buy this bed if your mattress is heavy and you are not handy. The bed is lightweight.
This bed was exactly what I was looking for: a simple, elegant design at a low price. It is miles better than any flat-pack furniture you could get for sure. It took about 30 minutes to assemble, and 15 of that was because I wanted to be exact with the placement of the slats (you'll need a power drill for sure). Once it is together, it is completely solid. I can't think of anything I'd change.