Sleep in style on this beautiful wooden queen-size bed from Milton. The bed features a solid wood frame for strength, tastefully finished in a rich chestnut color. The design includes a slat-bottom construction for mattress-only use....more
Purchased the bed for Christmas for my fiance - had to get email updates because the bed kept selling out. My best buy on Overstock. This is one of the nicest beds ever, period. I could see it in the West Elm or Room & Board or Crate & Barrel catalogs (for $1200 plus, naturally). It is truly sturdy (SOLID wood - absolutely no particle board - and it doesn't move or wiggle around!!!) The rubberwood has a beautiful grain! It was so securely packaged (came in two LARGE and HEAVY boxes) NOTHING was damaged at all! It took my fiance 3-4 hrs. to put together with no power tools whatsoever. The worst problem was fitting the headboard to the rest of the bed. One note: you don't need a box spring with this bed - and the thinner and lower profile the mattress, the better. The only thing I can complain about is that I ended up wishing I'd bought one for myself! The color is gorgeous - between a chestnut and espresso, very glowy. The style is somewhere between Modern and Asian, with a little Wright thrown in there, too. You will get a ton of compliments - as long as you have a lower-profile mattress, note, probably not a pillow top, because it obscures the headboard, which is not as tall as it could be...
One note: Bed will be very difficult to take apart once, or if, we move. I recommend bolting it together and leaving it where it is!!!
The Milton Bed is excellent in appearance and the finish is very good. It is well engineered for strenght and does not have any wobble at all. The supplied allen keys are not sufficient for timely assembly of the bed, especially the headboard. Luckily, I have a set of ball-end allen keys and found them indespensible for assembling the headboard. Before attempting to assemble the bed, buy 3/16" and 5/32" ball-end allen keys, some wood glue for the dowels (the supplied "Crazy Glue" is does NOTHING) and a rubber mallet. I assembled it in 2 hours by myself but with their supplied tools, it would have taken at least another hour to assemble the headboard and another half hour for the bed rails. If you intend to use this bed for a foam mattress, be aware that you will also need to buy 2 60"x40" pieces of 1/4" plywood as the mattress support grid is spaced out with 3 1/4" between each of the 2 3/4" slats. If you put the foam mattress on this support, it will eventually ooze out the bottom between the slats. I am very satisfied with the bed and feel that is an excellent value. If I didn't have the extra tools on hand, I know that my frustration level with the assembly issues would have canelled out my positive fellings about the bed. Thanks for the good deal, Overstock.
I'm completely satisfied with the Milton Bed. It's both sturdy and beautiful and arrives expertly packaged so there are no scratches in the wood. I bought a pillow top mattress (18.5") to go on it, and while it is true that a high profile mattress will cover a bit of the headboard, it's still looks great. I do recommend two people for assembly. I did most of it by myself and it was not easy. Also, be aware that in addition to the tools that come with it (various sized Allen wrenches) you will also need a rubber mallet for pounding dowels, plus a drill or electric screwdriver as there are a few screw holes that are not drilled out enough to do by hand. Also, the slats that go across the bottom are not pre-drilled, so if you want to attach them you will need the electric screwdriver. I highly recommend this bed.
Just a few points not covered extensively elsewhere...
This is not something you'll want to fling together in a half hour. Taking your time and doing it right, this bed should serve you well for many years. The strength and overall stability of this bed is heavily dependent on the slats tying everything together. My advice is to pre-drill your pilot holes into the slat support rail. (the slats themselves are pre-drilled with countersunk holes, making this step easy) If you don't, you risk splitting the rail, as all the screws are roughly lined up down its entire length. The instructions mention spacing the slats approximately 80mm apart. For a quick and easy gauge, use a tennis ball canister flipped upside down. Using this for a spacer between the slats while you drill the pilot holes ensures the slats are evenly spaced when you're done.
Beware, the instructions have a couple of errors on page 5 (mine did anyway) but nothing that should fully derail you, as long as you're able to think spatially and you've skimmed over the instructions fully before starting.
The kit comes with "super glue". I passed on this and used a quality wood glue, but I only used it for the top caps on the headboard. The assembly of the head and foot board merely uses dowels to properly guide the fasteners together. Not sure why they'd advise you to use the glue here, as there's already 12 bolts holding the basic frame together. If you pay close attention to the head and foot board, you'll see holes on one side of each. This should make it obvious which way to orient them during assembly. Should you use glue here, disassembly will be less than fun. To repeat what others have mentioned many times, the bed is gorgeous and sturdy. Don't be in a hurry and it should stay this way for a long time.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Seemed fine to me, but monitors are notoriously inaccurate for judging color
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality is high for a home assembled piece.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Quite
This is an OUTSTANDING deal! You cannot find a bed this nice for under a grand. IMPORTANT! If you order this bed, do yourself a favor. Buy a flexible extension for your drill, and a 4mm & 5mm hex head for it. It will make assembly a breeze. Otherwise you hafta use the generic hex tool included which will take a month of turning.
I love this bed! The quality and sturdiness is something I would expect from much more expensive beds. I've had it for over 8 months and have not had to tighten any of the hardware. The bed doesn't squeak when you move around on it and it is just as sturdy as a rock!
If you intend to use a memory foam mattress, I would advise buying 1/2 inch plywood to put the mattress on, otherwise your mattress will sag through the slat boards.
In short: This bed is DEFINITELY worth every penny!
Loved the style so I bought the bed for a guest room. Assembled very easily, each piece was so accurately made. The bed is simply beautiful. The wood has a rich, warm, medium dark finish. I also bought the chest and nightstand. I am very impressed by the quality. I wish it was available in a king size so I could buy another. All three pieces fit in a 9 x 10 guest room and look super with light, fluffy, modern bedding.
The bed was easy to assemble and is very sturdy. The caps on the bed post however are attached with super glue and I see this as possibly being a problem in the future should we ever move the bed. Overall, I am very happy with the look and quality with the bed and believe it will last for a long time (with maybe the exception of the bed post caps, but we will have to see)
How many inches high is the bed? The height of the headboard is listed, but I want to know the distance from the floor to the base that the mattress will sit on.boyl7132 on May 28, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello boyl7132. It's about 9.5 inches off the ground. We hope this helps and thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 5, 2014
If you are concerned that the bed may be too low (as I was), don't worry. It's high enough for anyone to comfortably get in the bed. I put the bed, chest, and nightstand in a guest room, and I couldn't be more pleased.wkbc on Jul 18, 2014
Hello mroberts2009, Overstock.com does not weight test items. Beds like this typically hold 2 average size adults. Have a great day! overstockcustomercare1 on May 5, 2014
How many inches does the foot board protrude past the side rails? How much weight does this bed support?pko93661 on Apr 26, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello pko93661, the foot board protrude past the side rails approx 2 inches and support approx 500 pounds evenly spaced. overstockcustomercare1 on May 15, 2014
can a box spring be used on the bed? How many inches are there between where the box spring would lay and the top of the backboard?fabxgen on Apr 7, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi fabxgen, this platform bed is not meant to hold a box spring. You can expect approximately 35 inches from the bottom of the bed. The problem is nothing would secure the mattress and it would move around when in use. We hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 16, 2014
If you add a box spring, by the time you add the mattress it would sit too high to look right on the back board. I would not suggest using it.boater3capecod on Apr 18, 2014
Can I attach this headboard to a regular metal frame? I want to remove the platform part, as I keep bumping into the legs of the bed and bruising myself. It's gotten to the point where I'm afraid to walk near my bed.jacquiim on Mar 27, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello jacquiim, Unfortunately, this is only designed to work with the bed frame included. Thanks for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 3, 2014
How high does this platform bed sit off the ground? I would like to place underbid storage below it if I can, but I don't see any height measurement. Thanks ahead of time.r2014philadelphia on Mar 26, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It's about 9.5 inches off the ground. It's pretty high and I can easily store things under this bed.jacquiim on Mar 27, 2014
Thank you for inquiring about the Milton Chestnut Queen-size Bed. This wouldn't be hard to take apart and reassemble when you need to. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 20, 2014
I have owned this bed for years and absolutely love it - but during my last military move lost the screws to put it together. There should be 12 screws with 12 washers...that is all I am missing. Can you all please send me the contact information for the company so I can get replacement screws?
Please help - thanks so much!!rndimuro on Nov 17, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello pizzuli1, We only have this bed in Queen size. Thank you for your inquiry.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2013
Any idea how thick the mattress is that is depicted in the photo of this beautiful frame? Trying to get an idea of how low a profile we are looking at.lao521 on Jul 5, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello lao521! This bed is beautiful! Unfortunately, we don't currently have the height of the mattress shown. This has a slat system, so no boxspring is required. You can use any height mattress that you like. I hope this helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 12, 2013
Thank you for your question lao521. Yes, it sure does. Please check out the Milton Chestnut Three-drawer Nightstand, item 955072 and the Milton 6 Drawer Chest, item 955075. All three pieces are gorgeous. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 10, 2013
Can this bed be disassembled and reassembled easily if location needs to be moved?helibeli on Apr 11, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest in the Milton Chestnut Queen-size Bed. Yes it would.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 18, 2013
How deep is the slatted support? Will a 10" latex foam matress a) sink through the slats as previously mentioned memory foam will and b) be too high and obscure some of the headboard design. Thank you in advance.veegaa on Dec 11, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
You can purchase additional slats at a home improvement store or sheets of plywood to go over the slats to prevent the oozing. No, it should not be too high.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 11, 2012
we are getting a memory foam mattress, would this bedframe work with a 5" box spring and a 10" mattress? the memory foam needs some support.stacey563 on Nov 19, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This bed is a platform bed meaning it does not need a boxspring. The bed will support one if needed.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 20, 2012
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