First of all, it's not solid mahogany, it's laminated. I really have no problem with that, for the price, but there is clear intent to deceive the buyer here. in the description it is stated on one line that it is "solid wood" and then, in a new line further down they note "made from tropical mahogany" and thus they avoid the patently false statement "made of solid mahogany" while at the same time making the unwitting buyer believe they are buying solid mahogany. Nice trick. It's laminated - solid pine, most likely.
There are two things a happy, married couple does while in bed. One of them is not sleep and while this happy married couple did this for the first time in this bed, the bed exploded. Now, i am a licensed construction contractor, and i have turned my share of screws and cut my share of wood and assembled my share of furniture, etc. I assembled it correctly. There are two things that conspired to make it collapse. One, the inadequate posts running down the middle are attached with one screw which affords zero lateral stability (but they are so skinny it is difficult to add more screws though it is possible and i recommend this). So when the bed got moving the little legs pulled the screws right out of the wood. Two, all the legs and posts have tiny little hard plastic knobs on the base - this is what the bed rests on. Put these on a nice hardwood floor (slippery floor) and every time we got in bed, the bed moved 4 inches across the floor. We had to train ourselves to approach the bed as if it were an angry animal, and gently get into bed lest the thing try to run away. ridiculous.
I fabricated two 4x4 posts and covered the base with 3 mm rubber sheet affixed with epoxy and used these as the center line. then i cut small rubber sheets and glued to the base of the four corner legs. in addition, i did not like the fact that bed bowed a little (I weigh 210 lbs) so i added half inch plywood on top of the runners. the bed is now perfect but i didn't appreciate having to spend about 3 hours doing all these mods and for most people these mods would be more difficult than they were for me - i had all the wood, rubber, and tools to hand.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very poor and deceiving
Bed looks great, and was relatively easy for me to assemble on my own, without help from the wife. Unfortunately, the braces to the center support beam (runs down the middle underneath the bed) are all so loose, like the screws were stripped straight out of the package. I bought brackets from the hardware store to firm the legs up, but the wood is so soft that the screws just pulled right out. We have resorted to stacking books under the bed under the middle support, so the slats don't break. The bed still looks good, you'd never know there was a problem just seeing the bed set up. I guess this is what you get for a discount rate online... can't ship it back after all the hassle of putting the thing together! Just disappointing.
Bought the bed when it went on sale. For the money we paid, its good.It appears really good. We haven't slept on it yet since we are waiting for the mattress.Ordered kingsize bed, it doesn't look really sturdy as it appears in the picture. It comes with 12 horizontal slats and 1 center slat with 2 support legs.We went to lowes and bought 2 more center slats and support legs as we felt the slats were bending as soon as we sat on it.May be we should put a plywood sheet for extra support to the mattress and spreading out the weight on the bed.The horizontal slats need to be nailed but they aren't long enough to be nailed to both the edges of the bed. So we alternated between the sides.Took 2 people about 45 min to assemble.On the whole it's cheaper than most beds available in the platform bed category and simple and basic structure.
Got the bed in 3 boxes on 2 different weeks. Easy to assemble we did add more screws on side slats just to add stability we did this on our other platorm bed so based on experience we did it on this too. this is for our guest bedroom so haven't slept on it but looks so beautiful.
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Very happy with this bed. It looks great and despite reviews, it is much more sturdy than stated. Only one problem was with the detections. They did not appear to be in the correct order. Other than that for the price it's just awesome.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
How accurate was the on site description of the product? exact
It is a nice bed but the instructions for assembly were a little confusing the holes didn't match up and one on the screws were stripped. The bed is beautiful but the mattress delivery man scratched it with the box spring.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? good
Please tell us about the quality of the product. okay
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
Does a mattress sit down in bed frame at all, or does it have any type of lip around the edge? We want to use 2 twin mattresses on it instead of 1 king.sassybasset on Feb 12, 2014Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Mattress sits down inside the fram about 2- 3 incheslmcvic on Feb 18, 2014
Will this bed support the weight of a tempurpedic bed and two adults? Tempurpedics are quite heavy.smadrigal on Nov 10, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you smadrigal for the opportunity to help you with the Tapered Leg King-size Platform Bed. The bed frame according to the manufacturer will hold up to 1500 pounds on it at one time so you and your partner and a Temperpedic mattress will be a good fit for this frame. Thank you for shopping with us.overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 18, 2013
What is the distance between the top of the slats where the mattress sits and the floor?montchkins on May 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Can this be used with a memory foam mattress, with or without a foundation?phuonganh on Apr 15, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your interest in the Tapered Leg King-size Platform Bed. Yes it can be used with a memory foam mattress. This bed is designed to not have a box springs.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 22, 2013
This bed uses an L bracket system. The L bracket comes preattached to the side rails. The assembly procedure involves attaching the side rails to threaded inserts in the head and foot rail using phillips bolts. If your headboard has threaded inserts in the exact same position as the holes in the L brackets you can attach it to the side rails directly. More likely, however, you would need to use an adapter plate or modi plate. In some cases you may even need to drill holes directly through the headboard and secure them to the L brackets with bolts, washers and nuts.jonrla on Sep 12, 2012
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