This Sonora full-size platform bed is conveniently made to be used without a box spring. Finished in a neutral metallic black, it will match almost any decor. Its metal grill platform is lighter and stronger than conventional wooden slats....more
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!
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
This bed turned out to be an excellent purchase for my teenage daughter. She wanted a full size bed that didn't look like a kid's bed and this one caught her eye. It was delivered timely and looks great. I am not mechanically inclined, but was able to put it together with the tools provided in about 30 minutes. It is very sturdy and with a 9" pillowtop mattress, it is very comfortable. I highly recommend as a platform bed. You don't need a boxspring / foundation. Note: It comes in to boxes. One 72 lbs and the other 22 lbs.
I've had this for less than a week and so far no complaints! Excellent value and easy to put together. Would recommend putting it together with another person. I like the simple, clean cut, yet elegant design. The frame goes well with the dark furniture in the bedroom.
can this bed - full size- be put together by one person?
how heavy are the shipping boxes?petite1 on Mar 18, 2015Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello petite1, although it is always best to have an extra set of hands for assembly, one person should have no trouble assembling this bed. The total shipping weight for this item is approximately 95 pounds. This will ship in multiple boxes, and each component should not weigh more than about 30 pounds. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 23, 2015
Hello drangonfly2626, this bed would take a full size mattress that is either a memory foam or innerspring. You do not need to use a box spring. Thank you for shopping with us. Rochelle Boverstockcustomercare2 on Sep 11, 2014
Hello, coolness2003us. Unfortunately, this item has not been weight tested. However, similar beds can typically hold up to 600 pounds dispersed. Thank you for your question, and have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 18, 2013
Hello doriann224, you could use a box spring but the bed was designed as a platform and it may be unstable or to high with a box spring. Thank you for shopping with us. overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 12, 2013
Can this bed's platform support a memory foam mattress as is? Or will I need to put something on the platform that is solid?bag5110 on May 21, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Yes I just looked online and was able to find that you can put memory foam right on a metal grill platform bed like this one.
Thank you for shopping with us! overstockcustomercare1 on May 23, 2013
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