Only saw miniature photo of bed on my Phone, loved the look, loved price even more ! Ordered bed, delivered & received within a short time - in spite of a blizzard In Maine. Love love the quality & look. Highly recommend this item & ******
This bed displays beautifully and was easy to assemble. It has three major flaws (in my opinion), which I will state here but not necessarily in order of importance. First off, there is no center support for the mattress and box springs. This is clearly shown in the ad but can be easily overlooked if one is purchasing in a hurry, as was I. To remedy this, just make sure to buy a sturdy, excellent quality box spring for your mattress and it will be ok. We purchased Beautyrest Maddyn from Overstock and it is a superior product and perfect for this bed. Secondly, once the bed is assembled the box spring does not lay flat on the bed frame. The factory-sealed parts directly above the four legs of the frame, do not lie flat on the frame. There is no way to adjust them. They stick up approx. 1/8-1/4 inch above the frame, hence, so does the box spring. To get the bed to lay flat on the frame, we had to hammer the heck out of these four slats to get them to lie flat, being careful not to damage the frame in the process. Not an easy task, since they are fairly thick metal parts. We were able to do that successfully, but shouldn't have had to. Last, but most importantly, is the over-powering chemical smell that permeates the bedroom when the door and windows are closed. I don't know if we are breathing the smell from a chemical used to finish the wood, or the smell of mildew, because it smells like a combination of both. If this bed had been displayed in a local store (open space) I would not have noticed the smell. When the bedroom door is kept open, the smell is minimal. When the door is closed, and people usually sleep with the door closed, the smell is overpowering. I have tried everything to get rid of it, to no avail. I currently have the bedroom closed off from the rest of the house, with an open window hoping to freeze the smell out. Because I bought this bed for my daughter who is a severe asthmatic, she slept in the guest room over Winter break. I called the company about this, left a voicemail with my name and phone number, and never received a call back. I would love to know what chemical we're being exposed to that smells this strongly. Very sad...and I read review after review before I bought this bed and there was no mention of it, which is why I feel the need to warn people now. Perhaps when the warm weather gets here and the windows are able to be left open 24/7, the issue will resolve itself as the newness of the bed wears off. If not, I will call this a $200.00 loss and replace it locally.
This arrived in good shape, was easy to assemble. The metal parts of the head and foot board are let into holes in the posts which greatly adds to the sturdiness. It does not depend on the screws alone. It is nicely finished, wood is smooth and uniformly stained. The metal is a crinkle finish so it has texture. I don't know how that will be for dust over time but the finish is durable. Bed does not wiggle or make noise even with vigorous use ;-)
If you are looking for a basic headboard and footboard style bed, this one is worth considering. It's looks pretty nice and the materials feel solid, and the bed is pretty reasonably priced here on Overstock. I'm using it in a guest room so didn't want anything too big or expensive and am very happy with it. It came safely packaged. There was one very small scrap in the finish on the metal, but a simple touch of a sharpie marker easily concealed the spot. I put it together by myself with a cordless screwdriver with an allen wrench attachment. I am satisfied with the look and quality of this bed at this price point.