I am a BIG FAN of Platform Beds, specifically ones made of METAL as I do not feel wooden slats from side rail to side rail are truly strong enough to take the weight of a decent mattress and people on top. I also hate box springs and it is about time they stopped making those annoying huge bulky things that simply kill the trees and serve no purpose in the world of today! The Sonora Platform Bed was HEAVIER than I thought and came in two packages 22lbs and 72lbs. I own another queen size platform bed made of metal all around )shiny silver in color) and with some pine decor strips across the head board and foot board. the queen bed I own is a little lights and has 9 slats of metal across it. PROS OF THIS SONORA: 1) VERY VERY Strong and extremely well designed 2) The mattress rests on what I call a "Chicken Grid" and two long bars and 5 supporting legs 3) ROCK SOLID when built, extremely well designed 4) far more attractive than its competition in my opinion and super smooth finish (like a high end bicycle frame) 5) Great value for money, especially from overstock. Local dealers wanted 2 x the price plus TAX! CONS OF THE SONORA 1) Perhaps overkill with the weight and robustness for a full size bed ( but not a problem for me, I like STRENGTH 2) A little complicated to put together compared to my Queen Size bed made by another manufacturer, but once you understand what to do, it would be very easy to dismantle and put together again if you move home 3) There is space for a 6th leg of support, I think it should be included, as it would sit at the foot of the bed and I sometimes sit at the foot of the bed so I would like that extra supporting leg ALL IN ALL - this bed is perfect in every way, I simply LOVE IT :) I would definitely recommend that you buy this bed - no questions asked. I am very very impressed. THE CONS I talk about are certainly no trouble at all so for me there NO CONS. I mentioned the cons as I am certain some people might find those things I mention, a little annoying. OVER ALL I give this bed a 10 out of 10 for my needs but I think an 8 out of 10 is more appropriate for people that are NEW to platform BEDs PLEASE FEEL ASSURED you NEVER NEED A BOX SPRING with this BED - It is ROCK SOLID. I would recommend a 10" or higher mattress. I am considering buying the "Accu-Gold 13" memory foam RV Mattress from overstock.com but I would rather buy DORMIA or TEMPURPEDIC as all the other cheaper brands are so similar... we will see, if I buy the "13" Memory foam Accu-gold" here, I will certainly supply a review, but I dont like the fact it has to be BUILT at this end, as people on youtube have stated in reviews the zip up cover tears easily and that is a big problem... I want something SOLID, like this WONDERFUL BED :)
This platform bed is really amazing: great support, low profile for a small bedroom. I bought for our guest room that I have had trouble with furnishing. The other pieces are antique, but this frame fits rights in and holds its own without dominating the space. Very comfortable and great price. Simple to put together. Enjoy!
This bed is so sturdy, and looks beautiful in my guest room. Just what I was looking for. Also I brought it in my home piece by piece as it is quite heavy. Put it together myself..easy to do, easy instructions. Didn't take long either. I love it! Thanks overstock!
Bed was delivered on time, one of the boxes is heavy and itmes arrive well packaged. I put it together by myself in about 40 min (I simply piled shoe boxes to lift the rails so I could screw them to the headboard), pretty good considering I'm a 5'2" woman. I would like a bigger picture in the instructions, nonetheless they are concise and straigh forward, so far no creaking (major Pro for me) and feels very sturdy. It did arrive with a scratch mark on the headboard, but nothing major.
This bed was very easy to put together - and is extremely stable. I bought a comfort dreams select a firmness mattress to go with it. They are perfect for the guest room. I have my 85 year old mother staying with me, and she LOVES it. I love that it's easy for her to get in and out of 'cause it's not so high (like a regular box spring and mattress are)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? True to color
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
I was just browsing when I ran into this product and after reading the reviews I felt it was a really good deal and I was not disappointed....Received quickly and put together by myself. I had a wood platform bed for my memory foam mattress but I like this metal much better....feels like more support and very solid support so I'm glad I made the change.....you won't be disppointed!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? identical
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate
Absolutely love that this did not require a box spring!! It looks nice and seems sturdy. 1 complaint was that the screws didn't seem long enough at first but then my husband seemed to get it to work. I think he ended up having to fasten them better with something to make sure they were holding well enough. Other than that it seems to be pretty easy to put together-not too many pieces to worry about. And the black color of course matches everything so we didn't have to think to much about trying to get the right colors to go with it.
I liked this bed so much that when my relationship outgrew it, I bought the same bed in a larger size. It's much sturdier than it looks. It has a nice low headboard. There's enough room underneath to store tupperwear bins and suitcases. It takes 2 folks to put it together properly- just because it's awkward to hold the pieces while adjusting the screws. But overall- LOVE THIS.