I wish I could return this but I'm going to make the most of it since I took it out of the box. It's not charcoal or dark gray - It's just black. It doesn't have the look I want but it seems overall like a quality bed - just the style that's not working out for me.
I wasn't to sure about buying a bed frame online. I didn't know how it would be shipped. Apparently I worried about nothing. It shipped via UPS in two boxes both came without any damage to them. All the metal parts were straight and free of damage. My husband and I put the frame together in a short amount of time. There were no sharp edges or welds. We do have one weld spot where there is a little extra. I'm just going to clip that off with wire cutters and touch it up wiht a matte black paint so it's not noticeable. I did purchase else where 4 more slats for under the bed since we decided on using a plywood base on the frame and then just a mattress. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a great looking sturdy bed frame for a great price.
I use to be in the furniture business i bought a knock off bedroom set (looks like the spencer group) Contemporary. this bed was easy to put together and looks like a complete set . so very very happy. sturdy,clean ,exciting. completes my room . thank You Overstock.
Hubby had this together in no time and without a lot of $#(*&%$##$%^^!! I AM REALLY PLEASED WITH THE QUALITY AND PRICE. it is very sturdy and I read all the reviewers comments and used the tips to make installing it easier. I did not find the color too dark for my situation... a charcoal color.
The welding of the headboard and footboard at the joints were not smooth and had huge chunky pieces protruding. The defective welding is very obvious and makes the bed look cheap. One leg was also dented but I was able to hammer it out. I think the bed I received did not go through quality control as some other purchasers commented that the welding work was good quality. The bed is a nice design and sturdy though. Overstock was very accommodating in processing the return.
The bed should definitely state that a box spring is required. It is rather rickety as the screws for the planks that go across the bed do not tighten all the way. The only way to tighten is to adjust the legs on the middle support beam. I was really disappointed with the quality of this bed.