Not a super high quality bed but worth the money and quite sturdy once put together. The visible part of the frame looks very nice, good stain and finish. It appears to be solid wood, but the stickers on the inside say something about 'composite compliant' or something. The slats and center support/feet are soft wood (pine?), but aren't super thin so they don't seem flimsy. The instructions are great and very clear, all you need for tools is the included allen wrench and a phillips screwdriver (power would be nice). The only issues I had putting it together were the pre-drilled holes for the slats didn't line up the greatest (don't tighten the outside frame all the way until you are finished with the slats, you'll probably have to adjust it a bit to help the holes line up). Also, two of the allen bolts that go in the center support wouldn't go in all the way, the bottom of the holes were blocked by off-center metal fasteners. I just left them off, I might go back later and drill some new holes to place them. If you need to move the bed you'll have to take it apart, it's plenty sturdy on the floor with a mattress on it, but not when you start lifting up a corner of the frame to move it.
The platform bed is elegant and classic. It was easy to put together. The problem was with the transaction. The bed comes in 3 boxes. Overstock shipped 2 boxes and it took many emails and 3 more weeks to get the final box. It was very frustrating!
The first bed they sent had one side rail with a large crack at the end. I asked for a replacement SIDE RAIL but they ended up sending me the entire bed once again which was a hassle to return, as it arrives in 3 separate and heavy/odd-shaped boxes. Not to mention the amount of wasted fuel... As for the bed itself, I'm really happy with the style and quality!
It's for a guest room so I didn't want to spend much, but needed something simple/modern to fit in with the danish-style furniture in the rest of the house. And because it's for a guest room, it won't be getting a lot of use so I can only speak for the initial quality.
It feels quite solid and sturdy to me, certainly more solid than the standard metal frame we were using before. I did need to put gripper pads under the feet to keep the frame & mattress from moving on our hardwood floors when bumped or pushed, but now it doesn't budge. ( The heavier the mattress, the more solid it will feel and ours is on the light side.) I made a point of seeing if I could get the frame to creak or wobble--it felt very solid and made no ominous sounds.
One thing to think about --if you want a tailored modern look with this bed (or want to be able to see the bed frame at all), you may need to drop a size on quilts/duvets/comforters, etc or specifically get full-size bedding (not "full/queen") because once the box spring is gone, there's not as much space between the top of the mattress and the floor with this frame. I'm using a twin-size quilt on this full-size platform bed (it tucks in nicely on the sides without extra bulk) with a full/queen duvet folded at the foot of the bed (it's the only way it won't overwhelm the bed--it works, but it was also on the smaller side compared to other full/queen duvets.) At one point I draped a full/queen duvet from a different bed over it and it nearly touched the floor on 3 sides. Yikes. Just something to be aware of.
I was also able to rest a headboard on the frame and lean it against the wall. Since the top of the frame has slightly raised blocks on all four corners, the base of the headboard stays trapped between the frame and mattress, which saves me from needing to drill large holes in the wall to hang it--an added bonus for me.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate - It's very dark wood (with a reddish undertone when examined closely.)
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Excellent so far
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
i don't know what everyone else was complaining about, i received all three boxes, same day, as scheduled per the tracking system through the shipper, and i live in an apartment so sometimes stuff gets messed up.
easy to assemble, my boyfriend did it by himself without the instructions.
nice and sturdy. solid wood. love it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? color matched up
Please tell us about the quality of the product. wood looks nice, not cheap looking
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate description of product
Great bed! I've been using it for 3 years now and it's still doing fine. It is nice and simple, nothing fancy but it does what it's made to do. Only complaint is the legs underneath are a bit fragile; one of them has twisted off - still works and holds up the bed if you stick it in place (which takes two people). Probably doesn't help that I've moved several times so it's been tossed around a little more than normal.
The frame was delivered promptly and assembled quickly but was damaged like others said in their reviews. The side rail was marred but I turned it to the wall and no one will see it. The thought of returning the bed and waiting was too much so I kept it. The frame is very solid when assembled, my son is sleeping well.
Hello magpie253, Unfortunately, a headboard cannot be attached. Thank you for checking with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Oct 4, 2013
How large are the boxes that this bed is shipped in? My husband and I are looking to have it shipped to my mom's address (we are in the middle of a move) and then drive it to ours later, but are wondering whether it will fit in our small car.
Thanks for the help!lols541 on Sep 14, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
It comes VERY compact, don't open it until you are ready to use.wende1509 on Sep 15, 2013
What is the real clearance?
is it 9 inches or 6 I need to but a matress under the bed for
storage and 6 will not work.
What is the correct clearance?boralis on Jul 25, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us boralis. I rechecked and the information was 9 inches tall for the legs. Have a great day.overstockcustomercare1 on Aug 1, 2013
I just bought this bed and you will not be able to put a mattress under it as there are center supports that will block it.gazellerunner on Aug 1, 2013
What are the dimensions of the feet? I want to put bed risers underneath to create storage space underneathadaeze6250 on Jul 2, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello adaeze6250, the dimensions of the feet are 9 inches x 1.6 inches x 1.6 inches. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 11, 2013
the feet are quite narrow; like 2 inches square. You can get risers to fit them, but it might look clumsy. You can fit a regular under-bed box underneath; clearance is around 6 inches.mollydl on Jul 21, 2013
This is a full size bed and it would fit a full size mattress.
Assembled bed frame measures 14 inches high x 57 inches wide x 79 inches deep.
Please let me know if you have any further question.overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 24, 2013
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