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.
Two people put this togetjer, two petite women took us close to 3 hours. nice quality, somewhat a pain to put together but not as much as other assembly type furniture, wood is nice, had about a month, happy with it thus far. Good for both a masculine or femine bedroom since you can either stream line it or dress it up with bedding and pillows. Bought because i wanted a platform bed thay then did not require a box spring for my foam mattress. Would definitely recommend.
Bed frame was easy to put together, just follow the instructions. I wish they would just told you were to put the slats but no big deal. The bed has the exact look I wanted, modern edge and not too feminine looking. I'm a woman with class not a girly girl.
I wanted a sturdy bed.Happy to find this one fits the bill.Went together nicely.extra nuts and bolts and all holes drilled where they should be.took a while to put together solo but all went well.Like the style and well made.pleased with this purchase from Ostock
I would only recommend to a friend after I tell them to read all the reviews. They were a 100% correct - you should not include super glue, as I purchased wood glue because that is what the reviews suggested. Know one else mentioned it but the wood dowels in my kit were to long for the applying the top pieces to the head post.
It was not complicated to put together, but marking the places for the slats could have made it quicker.
Overall - good product, but better reviews!
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
How far apart are the slats? I need slats to be no greater than 3" apart for my mattress, would this worK??mollymccann on Oct 19, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
We will look into this and hope to have more information as soon as possible.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 19, 2012
What is the construction at the joints? Do they have metal-to-metal slots and hinges? Thanks.akvee on Sep 3, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The headboard panel of this queen-size bed from Milton uses mortise and tenon joint construction. Because the headboard is knocked down and ready for assembly, we use JCBC screws to put the headboard panel and headboard legs together. The side rails are pre-assembled with metal L brackets, which are attached to the headboard and footboard using JCBC screws.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 9, 2012
How many slats does the bed have, and are the slats tied together? Is there a picture of the slats?akvee on Sep 3, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The bed has total 14 pieces of wooden slats, and they are loose packed. Our customers are required to place them on the side-rail support and secure them with screws as illustrated in the instruction manual. Unfortunately, we do not have any additional pictures of the itemoverstockcustomercare1 on Sep 9, 2012
I did not weigh the frame, but it is solid wood, and the boxes it came in were heavy (70lbs plus). It takes two adults to move the bed.rnrgroup on Dec 7, 2012
Can this frame be used with memory foam beds? Certain reviews say the gap between slats is too wide. If so, do you sell anything that can be placed on top of the slats to prevent the memory foam from "oozing" between slats?pmleahy on May 4, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
This is designed for use with just a mattress. If it is memory foam you can buy additional slats at Home Depot or Lowes or put plywood over the slats.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 11, 2012
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