Husband and I have had this bed for a little over a year now. You do need a boxspring - a smaller one will do. It wasn't too bad to put together, but now that we're moving to another location we're realizing what a pain in the butt it will be to disassemble and reassemble. Love the aesthetics of it - we matched it with some simple black dressers and threw on brightly-colored printed bedding. Looks sleek - would buy again.
Very heavy durable bed. I purchased two for a large room with 2 teenagers. I have had them 3 years now & have held up perfectly. Super sturdy construction design. This bed Allen wrenches together & even though assembly was lengthy & difficult to reach the screws it makes for the sturdiest bed ever. Great for kids & quite impressive. Please note the bed is low to the ground & you can't store things under it. It keeps kids from kicking stuff under there!! I liked that.
Beautiful bed..took it out of the package, with my granddaughter, she's reading directions and I'm putting it together. .took us 4 days..we are so not into turning hex bolts...we also noticed a big scratch down the front of the headboard, I figured pillows and some black stain will hide it...I do love the bed..just not the putting it all together. .hopefully I never have to move it.
Beautiful bed that looks as if it cost many times what I paid. The bed comes in three boxes which are each quite heavy. It will take two people to put it together. It is not difficult to put it together but is too bulky to be handled by one person. I would recommend this bed to friends.
The price was fantastic and really like the proportions but it arrived with a crack in the headboard and the assembly was tough (**** it is not -- the little wrenches fit poorly and stripped in no time). My husband told me we are selling the house with the bed in it or he is chopping it down.
I was slightly skeptical as to the potential quality of this bed frame set because of the awesome price, however found myself pleasantly surprised. Assembly was straightforward and all parts were present. I did not use glue in my assembly because I anticipate needing to move it out of the room sometime in the future. I also did not use the canopy rails because they did not continue to the overall stability, and it looks even better to me now. The wood quality and color/appearance are fantastic. I placed my new adjustable frame bed with 11" mattress and is a great fit/height, overall frame is incredibly solid/study. I placed furniture glides under the corner posts and underside support legs and I can now easily push the entire bed frame around myself if desired. I highly recommend this bedframe if you are looking for a solid wood, sturdy, black, and ready to assemble bedframe.
This is a great solid sturdy bed. Looks and feels like a $1000+ one. We put a normal box spring in there, Box spring plus mattress 20 inch. Total height from the floor 27 inch. There are sheets that go on both mattress and boxspring so it doesn't look weird. Putting together did take 2 hours or so. Mainly because those screws were sometimes hard to get in with the twisting hex driver. You had to get the hang of it. I was afraid of stripping the screws but none of that happened. I didn't glue it because I want to be able to take it apart when we move. Highly recommended. A great investment.