Assembly was pretty easy, though the top two bars going across the bed gave us trouble. Either the holes were drilled wrong, or the instructions were misleading.. but we ended up installing the bars on top of the curved connectors, because that was the only way we could get the poles to stay and not fall down on us with the slightest bump to the frame! So, now those two pulls are not super stable due to the fact that they are resting on top of the curved piece (curved the wrong way). Fortunately they don't rattle. The rest of the frame is sturdy, and was straight forward to assemble. Definitely will want two people for it! As others have mentioned, the plastic knobs for the tops are very cheap and cheesy, but since they are dark, and high up, they are not too noticeable. But, just would be nice to have higher quality pieces there. For what it is, it was a great price for us, especially for a king size.
Even though it takes some time and two people to put this together, my husband and I found it was worth it. I don't think the picture gives justice to how nice this product is in person. Really satisfied with the product and have had it for a year!
I bought this as a present to myself. I had been looking at metal beds, padded headboards and really wanted a canopy. I found all three in this bed! Yes, it took some time to put together and the round toppers are plastic, but I figured I am the only one who knows that! I also liked the fact that I can take the headboard off and recover it - without taking the whole bed apart.
We were able to assemble the bed in 1 hour. The bed is sturdy and has a great style and look. I'm very happy with my purchase and would highly recommend. The headboard fabric isn't the exact color of my liking - but it is fine for now and it will be easy to remove and recover in the future.
I was expecting this bed frame to be flimsy and cheap quality, because the price was ridiculously low. But I took a chance and I'm glad I did. We love this bed. Not flimsy, not cheap. The only warning I would say is that it was a process to put it up, and the little balls that go on top of the four posters are plastic instead of metal. Not a big deal at all, just kind of funny. But it did take several hours and 4 people to put this thing up. I guess you pay for time or money, right?
I had been looking at various competitor's canopy beds, and was pleasantly surprised to find this bed in a similar style at a three quarters of the price with immediate shipping and arrival. That should have been my tip off. The bed arrived quickly, instant gratification, only to disappoint. The packaging was splitting at the seems. Don't be fooled by the description when it says "antique black", the poles are a semi-gloss black with scratches all over them. No sharpie would improve this, as mentioned in another review. Unfortunately, this bed is being returned.
This bed is a super deal! It took two of us several hours to put together and we have put together lots of things. We couldn't figure out what the directions meant when it stated that the headboard should be "smooth side up" as both sides seemed to be smooth. Only after we had it together did we see 2 small holes in the side we had installed "up" . My husband said we are not taking it apart to change it and it is so minor that it is really not noticeable. If you want to hang drapery from this they need to have ties as the canopy bars do not come off and on (I found nice faux linen drapes on O). I subtracted a star from quality as there is already a scratch in the paint at the foot of the bed. This is in a beach rental property and has only been used one week. I can touch it up but wonder what it will look like at the end of the summer.
This is my first internet furniture purchase and i was a little weary; with that being said this bed is AMAZING and well worth the price. Putting it together took about 2 hours but it was very easy. I am completely thrilled with this purchase.
I got the bed in 2 large boxes via FedEx and one of them was pretty torn up. I'm talking about both sides ripped wide open and dings along the length of the package. Luckily nothing had fallen out and the pieces were well wrapped in plastic with foam in between them, so they were not damaged in transport. There were some small scratches on the frame that must have been there before packing but nothing that can't be touched up with a black sharpie. You definitely need a second person to put this bed together, since the pieces are so large but it's pretty easy and the instructions are clear EXCEPT for the short bars that are supposed to go across the top of the headboard and the bottom part. There are pieces with holes in them on the vertical poles and the cross bars are supposed to be screwed underneath those. Problem was that the holes in the bars are MUCH bigger than the screws provided and the darn bar would just fall down. Not sure who designed this but an easy way around the issue is to just slide the cross bars over those little metal pieces on the poles and forgetting about those 2 screws they provided. The bed looks great once put together and it's sturdier than I thought it would be. Definitely a good buy for XXX bucks.
Overall I am pleased with this bed. I bought it because I actually have my eye on a much more expensive bed, but this gives me the look of that bed with a much better price. My husband initially had some trouble assembling the bed because it turned out that one of the screw holes was misaligned in the headboard did not allow the headboard to be attached to the frame. However, Overstock's customer service was great and was able to get me the needed replacement part within a few days--they made it really easy. Once the new part arrived, assembly was pretty easy. I will eventually reupholster the headboard with a nicer fabric, and replace the plastic end caps with nicer looking metal finials to give the bed a more high-end look. Also, keep in mind that this bed really works a little better with the low profile box springs. I have normal height box springs and it makes the headboard look a little short.
I love a certain high end furniture and "lifestyle" retailer but can't justify spending almost $2000 on a bed. This fantastic piece gets you the designer look for a fraction of the price, and the quality of the bed is quite decent. It is not super heavy duty iron, but it is sturdy and we have had no problems after having it for well over a month. The one thing I am slightly concerned about is that the middle of the bed does not have any bracing... we may add some on our own, though we have had no problems thus far, but that is why I gave it a ding on quality. The headboard's color is a nice neutral ivory, the lines are clean. Assembling was somewhat cumbersome, just because the bars are so long and awkward... it would definitely be worthwhile to have two people assembling. The instructions have you assemble the bed lying on its side, but we found that it was easier after a certain point to just turn it right side up and assemble in place. Can't beat this piece for achieving a high end look for a low end price -- great value! Would purchase again.