Perfect for those with small living spaces and a minimalistic decor, this compact queen-size platform bed was designed for use without a bulky headboard. Available in black or mahogany, this bed gives a contemporary feel to any bedroom. ...more
This bed is solid, a good value and well designed. I put it together by myself in about an hour with only a phillips head screw driver. The slats system is made from good wood and is well designed. The exterior boards look good and are good quality wood. The instructions are just fine. One of the drawings has one of the washers mislabeled but that was easy to figure out. Also the diagram shows that the places where the wood screws go into the side frame have pre-drilled holes to go into - they are in fact not pre-drilled but the wood screws are self-starting and really don't need to have pre-drilled holes. These are just minor discrepancies in the instructions. The bed looks just like the photos when assembled. It does not look inexpensive. One thing to note - the mattress sits on slats that are 6 inches from the floor. Do not be confused to thinking the mattress will sit 11 inches off the floor. The slats are inside the bed frame and therefore the mattress sits 6 inches off the floor. The top of the bed frame is at 11 inches.
Iíve had this platform bed for a few weeks now. It took 7-10 days to arrive in one delivery of two boxes.
The biggest challenge is assembling the bed. The instructions say you need 2 people to assemble the bed. I agree. Unfortunately, it was just me. I consider myself good at putting things together and using tools, and it took me 1.75 hours to assemble the bed.
There were a couple of reasons for why it was challenging to put the bed together. First, the instructions arenít super clear. If you donít pay attention to the details, you can make a mistake. Thatís what happened to me, and I think it added 30 minutes to my time.
The second problem is that the boards are heavy. If you plan to assemble the bed on your own, make sure you are strong enough to hold the planks together while putting in the screws. I ended up using a stack of books to prop up the planks, but it wasnít easy.
The bed is made of some kind of wooden composite. Itís neither plywood nor pure wood (as far as I can tell), but it seems fairly solid.
After sleeping on the bed for a few weeks, the bed has been stable. I think it probably will hold up for a long time. [NOTE: Iím a relatively still sleeper and I havenít been ďaggressively moving Ē on the bed. For more ďactiveĒ bed users, you might end up with a different opinion of the bedís stability.]
The bed doesnít have much space underneath it. Storing items or trying to vacuum underneath the bed might be difficult.
The design of the bed is basic and minimalist. Itís simply a rectangle with 4 legs. If youíre looking for something to accent your bedroom, this isnít the bed for you.
Overall, I think you are getting what you pay for in this bed. Nothing more, nothing less.
This bed came well packaged and with clear directions. The bed was purchased for our 15 year old son who picked it out,and he loves it!!! We read the reviews and remembered the advice of a fellow overstock customer who mentioned not to unbind the support slats (they come tied together.) GREAT ADVICE. This bed was assembled in less than 45minutes by mother and son;o) The style is very simple and very clean...perfect for a minimalist.
The cost of platform beds vary greatly. This Murray bed was 1/4 the cost of what I had paid somewhere else for my oldest daughter's bed (it was a different brand). When my younger daughter begged for a platform bed like her sister's, I was feeling poor and couldn't justify spending a lot. I took a chance on the Murray bed and prayed it would pass the test. It did! We've had it for a year now and it's held up just fine. We also bought the side tables. They seemed expensive at first, but they make the bed look nice and are the best option for her room. The tables make it a little hard to get the fitted sheet on but not impossible. If it's in the way just lift the table out, put the sheet on then replace the table. It's not that hard. My daughter's and I'm happy. This was a good purchase and I'd buy it again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good so far
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
I found this bed frame simple to assemble using the hex key provided and a power screwdriver. I'm an average 40ish woman and did it mostly myself -- my 8-yr-old helped hold up the rails for final assembly. I've been sleeping on it for 2wks and find it solid with no creaks (I hate creaks!!). The bed is very low--can't fit any of those under-bed storage containers beneath it. I am using it with a standard innerspring mattress only. It is just exactly what I wanted, and so much cheaper than similar products from other shops.
My son, who college age, has used this bed in the queen size for several years and finds it very sturdy and comfortable as well as stylish. It is easy to move around if you want to rearrange the room, yet is sturdy enough to last under normal wear and tear. Have had it awhile and don't remember any major problems putting it together either. We also ordered the side table and that worked well too.
I weigh 150 lbs, I sleep alone when I'm home,and this need pulled apart within months of getting it. The 4 support legs running down the center underneath have little wooden pegs that all broke In the exact same way, some within weeks. I can't repair this myself.also the bed itself pulled out of the headboard piece. Alll in all, a cheaply made product. I can't imagine a couple in this together, it wouldn't have lasted this long.
The bed frame is sturdy, however, the midde support legs are too short. They do not hit the floor. Therefore, the middle of the bed sags when lying in it. I have a temperapedic and need that middle support. Unless you have a box spring, the mattress will eventually sag.
After extensive searching I have found that we do not carry the Murray Platform bed side table and do not know where to purchase it at this time either. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 24, 2013
How many inches between the slats and the top edge of the frame? In other words how many inches of the mattress sits inside the frame? Thank you.lynnbec on Sep 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, lynnbec. Hope your day is going well. It all depends upon the mattress size. You will be e-mailed more product information re this item. Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 18, 2013
This platform leaves too much space at the sides and top/bottom of the frame for a standard size mattress of any size. I ordered a queen. Also I needed to add a piece of wood to the top of the slats to keep them from rattling. I was not throughly pleased with this platform as is, but with the piece of wood I added (just a bit smaller than the mattress size itself) -- it worked out fine. The appearance of the bed is satisfactory. Just sits a bit too low to the floor for my taste.nyc10001 on Sep 26, 2013
From the slats to the top of the frame on my queen size is 4 inches. I ordered this bed last year and I love it. It's sturdy and have had no problems. We love it.jojoa67 on Nov 5, 2013
Thank you for your interest in the Murray Queen-size Platform Bed. The fastest and best way to assemble this bed is to just follow the directions that are supplied by the manufacturer. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 29, 2013
Two people preferably where you're going to be using it. It's very easy to put together. Took me and my husband less than an hour. We assembled it in our living room,carried it to the bedroom and then attached the slats. We love it.jojoa67 on Nov 5, 2013
Good morning and thank you for the opportunity to help you with the Murray Queen-size Platform Bed frame. If I am understanding you correctly with regards to your question, you can use a futon mattress un the bed frame it just is not going to be a correct fit and will have a lip sticking up from the frame being wider than the mattress. If not then please, by all means get back with us and we will get the necessary information for you to help. Thank you for shopping Overstock.com.
overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 29, 2013
Yes, you can use this frame with a futon.nyc10001 on Sep 26, 2013
Hello court86, this item will have a ship weight of approximately 79 pounds. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 12, 2013
In the boxes it seemed quite heavy but once it's together it was easier to move and seemed lighter.jojoa67 on Aug 6, 2013
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