The bed arrived in only a couple of days which was a surprise. In the picture on the website the product looked a bit grey but is actually antique. When I saw the product was made in China I had my doubts about the assembly as past experience has shown me that attachment points don't line up to well. That was not the case with this product, everything lined up spot on and assembly was a breeze. I first took some time to familarize myself with the parts and assembly instructions by revieweing the instructions with the parts in front of me. After a couple of reviews I began the assembly and everything went together with very little guess work. I completed the frame assembly, including inserting the plastic locks, and than mounted the headboard and foot board to it. On the head/footboard, don't crank the screws down to tight at first. If you leave them a little lloose and than go back and tighten them once they are all in place everything lines up without any struggle.
I had never ordered furniture on-line before was really nervous about it. My only complaint was it was advertised as shipping LTL taking a few weeks to get. We were in the middle of construction of our bedroom so that was perfect. I took the plunge and ordered it we got it in 3 boxes via UPS in 2 Days! I was concerned about the color as hard to tell on the website. My color pallets was greys and blues so was not sure how it would look. Well against the color pallet it looks sort of brushed nickel (perfect!) It really is different which I like not the same old style I see over and over. My boyfriend and I are very happy with it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was hard to tell in the picture
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality was described accurate the frame is very heavy duty the head and footboard are medium steel
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very Accurate
It is so hard to choose these things from pictures so thank you to all who wrote reviews before me!
This bed frame is just as pretty in person, no surprises. But it is better than that because it is nicely built, solid welds join the arcing lines, the alignment holes line up perfectly, and it has a comforting, solid, feel to it. My concern in shopping for a metal bed was that I might end up with a bed frame that felt like hollow-shell tubes. I flicked my fingernail on bed frames at stores and often felt them vibrating... cheap, hollow, flimsy. This bed frame isn't cast iron - it is hollow - but the metal is thick enough that it doesn't 'ping'... it maybe 'pangs'... I imagine that there are metal gauge measurements that would clarify all this, but I have never seen any manufacturer list these.
The finish is (I think) spray painted silver and then brushed with a streaky-bronze color. The effect is lovely - a pearly finish. Not matte and not shiny, but something in-between. Matte is used to hide manufacturing imperfections and sparkly is for tweens, so to my eye this is perfect.
I was shipped three boxes containing 1 bed frame base and 2 identical butterfly frames with leg extensions you attach. The idea being that you attach the legs to make the headboard higher, and on the second set you don't attach the leg extensions so that the foot board is lower. I am tempted to go back and add the second set of extensions to the legs to make the foot board the same height as the headboard, but my room might seem overwhelmed by it. It is nice to have the option though.
Just to clarify, every spot where you see the butterfly lines crossing each other the front piece is welded to the back piece, but you cannot see the welds. This must be part of why the bed feels so solid and well built.
I saved for a year for my new bed and mattress and it was well the wait! Beautiful bed, and very solid and sturdy. The directions made sense and I put it together by myself in about 1.5 hours. One thing- use a "real" wrench rather than the one they send to screw n the hex nuts. You'll need one hand holding bolt straight with your allen wrench, and the other screwing the hex nut with Herculean strength- but it can be done!
This is a very nice tubular metal bed. The curves are graceful and consistent. The finish is a glaze of some sort that seems as though it will hold up well to years of use. Although the headboard and foot board are lightweight and made from a "medium" gauge tubular steel, overall the construction is sturdy and the bed seems as though it is a product that will hold up to years of use.
Assembly was very easy and, to my eye, the assembled bed sitting in my bedroom looks much better than the picture(s) on the web site.
If you are looking for something similar to an older, heavier iron bed, this isn't it. If not, I can, without hesitation, highly recommend it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Very close. No surprises.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Not absolute top of the line. But very much in line with the price.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate.
Hello dabylady, you can use any brand for the mattress and box spring as long it is a queen size. We have a huge selection of mattress sets. I have added the link below with our selection. Thank you for shopping with us! Terri D. http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=queen+size+mattress+set&SearchType=Headeroverstockcustomercare2 on Sep 9, 2014
Hello dabylady, you can use any brand for the mattress and box spring as long it is a queen size. We have a huge selection of mattress sets. I have added the link below with our selection. Thank you for shopping with us! Terri D. overstockcustomercare2 on Sep 9, 2014
Will a box spring and mattress that is 23 inches (total) in height fit on this bed?b2z2js on Aug 25, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello b2z2js, A set that is 23" inches will fit. However, keep in mind that the the foot board is only 33" inches high. Thanks for shopping with us. Jennifer Eoverstockcustomercare2 on Aug 27, 2014
Does the frame come with the head board and the foot board or do you have to order those separatelyholly2494 on Apr 14, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello holly2494, comes with head board and the foot board. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 22, 2014
Hello mwilliams88, This bed is beautiful! The measurement from the floor to the rails is approximately 7.5 inches. I hope this information helps. Thanks for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 27, 2014
My mattress is an XL Full. Meaning it is as wide as a full mattress but as long as a queen. Would the frame be able to be adjusted to fit this type of mattress?rn1213 on Feb 28, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello rn1213, the length will be no problem but the width will be your concern. We do not suggest the alteration of any of the products we sell, you could however us a bunk board over the slats and it will only we a little wider than your bed. I hope that helps. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 15, 2014
How does this bed ship carrier? or UPS? Also when this does ship someone does not just drop it off on your front doorstep?loryn12 on Apr 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question loryn12. The Papillon Queen size Bed with frame is considered an oversize item and oversized items are delivered by freight carrier. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 29, 2013
Mine shipped via UPS and arrived two days after I ordered itoldboba on Sep 7, 2013
What is the side rail clearance? I have suitcases about 10 inches high that I would like to store under my bed.pinkshoepink on Nov 26, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Nevermind. I just noticed the picture of the frame. My apologies.pinkshoepink on Nov 26, 2012
I saw this product when it was $407.00 , It went up last weekend, but i had a 10% off coupon, can you tell me if it is going on special again, or if there are any more coupons available. on Aug 19, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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what is the weight of this bed and frame. Is is substantial? on Aug 19, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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