Ok. So I absolutely love this bed. It is totally functional and really pretty to look at.. The only concern/problem I had was the assembling of this bed. My husband and I spent 5 hours on Sunday to try and put it together. We have put many Ikea products together and figured it would be similar. After about 5 hours(and only the headboard assembled), we hired a handy man that charged us 100 to put it together. It also took him 2 and a half hours past the time we spent. If you are kind of a handy person, I guess it would be okay. But for my husband and I, we had a really hard time and wasted a whole sunday on this. I really wanted to put this review to warn non handy folks out there since all the reviews said easy assembly.. (the pictures and bolts in the pictures with very minimal instruction where not helpful a all and very overwhelming)
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color was perfec
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. quality is great.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? great.
This same bed was soooo much more in the store. It does take a few weeks to arrive, but its so beautiful and such a great piece that we think it was worth it. It is huge - so you do need to have the room for it. There was one small smudge in our leather but my husband doesn't think you can tell - I can though. And I'm so upset while we were putting it together we put a small hole in the leather baseboard. Its so high our comforter covers it, but it still made me very sad. So be careful assembling it and have a few extra hands on board to help.
We have a small apartment with limited storage and this bed solved all our problems. It fits all our bed linen (for our room and the spare), extra blankets, winter coats/clothes, and half of our expansive wardrobe. The assembly wasn't difficult (my boyfriend did it himself while I was away) and it glides smoothly up and down with the mattress. The best part was it shipped in 7 days!! From the other reviews we were expecting to wait up to a month. I would absolutely recommend this for apartment dwellers and all others with space/storage issues. It looks great and is so practical.
This is a beautiful and useful bed. I have a plush 13" pillowtop mattress on it and the bed is ridiculously comfortable. I have high ceilings and the bed looks gorgeous in the room. That said, the end product is not easily achievable, and you can't do it alone! It took three of us (reasonably smart, physically fit, and mechanically inclined) about three hours to assemble the bed. Just identifying the pieces and the parts (from two large parts bags) took about an hour! You definitely need to allocate and label all parts in advance as to which step of the instructions they apply. The instructions are fairly concise, explicit, and well-illustrated; and if you follow them religiously you'll be rewarded with a great product!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The actual color is a deep, rich brown.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality of the product is excellent -- I envision it lasting my lifetime and being sold by my heirs.
If you need extra storage space and this bed fits what you are willing to spend, this is the bed for you. It provides good support for our layered, foam mattress and provides much needed storage space. The mattress is easy to lift due to hydraulics. It was a bear to put together - took about 4 hours - but was worth the effort. It also took almost 6 weeks to get here, but again, was worth the wait.
This bed is an unbelievable invention! People call it my "catapult" bed due to the way it opens via hydraulics to the massive storage compartment!!! LOL "Let them eat cake" I say...they're just jealous! I found this unique storage bed to have so many possibilities...I use the storage compartment in the warm weather to stow my comforter since I prefer cool sheets only. Next morning it's so easy to retrieve the comforter to make the bed due to the hydraulic lift. You could also store your extra decorative pillows so that they are out of the way when you sleep. Keeps bedroom uncluttered! It is, for the most part, an exceptionally well built, sturdy Cal King bed. Even though the hydraulics easily lift the latex mattress I purchased with this bed, the mattress doesn't slide in any direction since there is a support bar at the head of the mattress preventing such movement. Initially, I was dismayed because the dowels in the support system were cracked in shipment. Overstock helped me repair this minor problem making it possible for me to keep the bed instead of having to return it. THANKS Overstock.com!!! The headboard is so soft, luxurious, & supportive. It's perfect for someone like me who likes to sit up and read or watch TV in bed!!! The wings on the headboard also keep your pillows from falling off the bed...another plus!!! I received multiple complements on the look of this bed... A very satisfied customer!!!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Minor issue with dowels...easily rectified
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate, but could include far more information
This bed is very comfortable... very sturdy and stable. makes me feel like a queen in this king size bed!! it took me an afternoon to assemble it together with the tools provided in the box. I could have been faster using a good wrench as opposed to what was given. but all in all i did it by myself! first time i assembled such a thing! i'm so proud of myself! One of the slats came off in the shipping but it is too much trouble to report it and get anew piece sent. so i kept it. Color is great! dark brown chocolate a very rich color... Delivery was good, they simply dropped the boxes. i did not open them bc the driver said i needed only to confirm that they delivered 4 boxes. So i added a note next to my signature saying that i confirmed reception and would report any damage once i opened the boxes. All was in order except for the slats. Mechanism for the lift is superb! no effort what so ever! .
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on!
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Leather is definetely "faux" but it looks very rich and luxurious!
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very