Update the look of your room with this stylish queen-size bed from Vilas. This bed offers somewhat of an antiqued style with its tall headboard and elegant tapered legs. It includes 12 durable slats, so it can be used without a box spring....more
My headboard came with a big hole punched through it, showing what is most definitely particle board under veneer. Some parts of the bed appear to be solid wood, and overall the bed looks great; I just wish Overstock would be more honest about the construction materials. Also, in the product Q&A it says this bed was made in the USA, but the boxes have "made in Malaysia" stamped all over them. Zero stars to Overstock for honesty, but the bed itself is pretty nice and feels solid (particle board notwithstanding). There's a little off-gassing; it's not overwhelming, but enough to make me want to air it out for a few days before sleeping in it. If it doesn't dissipate, i'll update the review.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Not solid wood, not made in USA
I searched high and low for an affordable bed before I finally found this one. It is very high quality, easy to assemble and I love the design! In my search through furniture store after furniture store, I was frustrated by the high cost and apparent low quality of most beds out there. The Vilas bed is HEAVY rubberwood with a gorgeous rich, deep color, and solid construction. The linear frame is well balanced by the tapered legs that give it a neat design twist. One thing I was a little worried about before I hit the "order" button was the possibility that the height of the headboard would appear disproportionately dominant. However, once I assembled it and put my 12" mattress in, it looked perfectly proportioned. I haven't taken measurements of the underbed clearance, but my underbed bins were about 1/8" too tall for this. This was easily remedied by putting rubber furniture pads under the legs. Voila!! I would highly recommend this product to anyone, but I'm hoping no one I know buys it so that I can maintain the illusion that I found a one-of-a-kind, handcrafted design piece! Love it!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? as pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. high quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I ordered the "Vilas" set (excluding the high dresser which was not in stock at the time) and can say that this bed wasn't too difficult putting together by yourself. The only area where you would need help with is latching the side panels and the headboard together, because it takes some lifting. I tried doing this alone and the headboard fell on my foot and it is still bruised till this day (it's been over a month). Suffice to say, this bed is sturdy and solid, and doesn't wobble around.
I have a couple issues/ comments, and WARNINGS to a potential buyers:
1. As mentioned by other reviews, this bed does not have support legs at the head or foot of the bed, just leg one in the center. Someone mentioned their "fix" was to add brackets at the center head & foot beam, however I did not want to ruin the lovely finish by drilling unnecessary holes into it. MY solution was to buy a small 2"x2" piece of wood to make another set of legs at the center head, and center foot. I ended up only putting it at the head, because you can see the legs at the foot of the bed if I were to put it there - something I was not happy with aesthetically.
2. The 12 slats may be sufficient for some, but since this was going to be my first time having a bed without a box spring, I wanted more support. I ended up buying two pieces of particle board and laying it on top of the slats - this gave me the extra support I wanted - especially with a memory foam mattress.
3. ULTIMATE WARNING: After buying a 12" memory foam from Overstock as well, it did NOT fit into the bed frame! The INTERIOR measurements of the bed frame are 59.5" W x 79.5" L... where all Queen mattresses are a standard 60x80. BIG PROBLEM. I'm positive the mattress was even larger than 60x80 because the memory foam expands - so it hangs off the bed about an inch. I'm curious to know what kind of mattress all other reviewers have purchased and how they made it fit?!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is darker than pictured
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Sturdy. Solid.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Interior Dimensions not listed - problem with size of bed
Little background to help you put this review in perspective... I'm a 27 year old guy living in New York. I buy many, many things online, but only from reputable companies/manufacturers, so I was more than a little apprehensive about buying something like a bed frame from Overstock, where it’s often not exactly clear who the manufacturer of a given item even is. However, at the time of purchase (September 2011), there were 38 very detailed and helpful reviews for it, and they painted enough of a positive picture that I took the risk and ordered it (it also just happened that as I was about to order, I noticed that Overstock was offering *FREE* shipping that day! It would have normally been around $120 extra). It arrived very quickly – the packaging had received a small amount of damage during shipping, but after opening it up I was relieved to find that all pieces were very carefully packaged in Styrofoam and were in pristine condition. Had to put it together by myself which (as others have said) did take longer, but was not impossible. Overall it took me (with a drill) around 2.5 hours to do, but FYI, I’m pretty meticulous with these things so it’ll probably take others less. Once together, the bed felt great, very solid. All pieces appeared to me to be solid wood… and it turns out they are - A family friend of mine who’s a retired architectural carpenter happened to swing by my place and said it’s all solid wood and that by every indication, it’s well made. As you can imagine, having an authority on carpentry say it’s well made was very nice to hear. So to sum it up, this bed is simply amazing, and at only $*** (as of this writing), it’s a steal.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Matches perfectly
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good
My partner and I love the bed! It looks like a bed that would be sold in Room and Board. The bed was delivered in three separate boxes when it was delivered. Because of the good craftsmanship and weight of the wood, I will advise that two people assemble the bed. We opted for a 12” memory foam mattress as the bed does not accommodate a box spring. Great price point, nice clean lines, and fantastic quality. Keep up the good work Overstock!
This bed is solid, easy to put together (took less than 20 minutes), and really does look like the photos. As it is solid, its also very heavy, so if you aren't that strong, definitely have friend on hand to help with the three packages and assembly.
It's a very sturdy bed, despite simple and easy assembly. I put this bed together twice (and disassembled once), and it's still very sturdy after second assembly.
Only complaint I have is the foot end is protrudes a lot, and it's inevitable you should hit your shin on the hard corner.. but I drape a blanket over the foot end, so this has only happened once ever.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Slightly darker than expected but I don't mind.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. It's a very sturdy bed, despite simple and easy assembly. I put this bed together twice (and disassembled once), and it's still very sturdy after second assembly.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description was indeed quite accurate.
I purchased the bed for my spare bedroom. From reading the reviews, I was aware that it might be a bit creaky and rickety. When I received the bed, I was very pleased with the quality of the wood...lovely color that is true to the photo online, heavy and solid, clean lines, nice smell. All of the pieces were undamaged, and all of the supplies to put it together were included, with no missing items. The pieces were well wrapped and padded, which was a good thing because a couple of the box corners were torn and crushed.
I had a friend help me put the bed together. He agreed that it would need some reinforcement, so he added center screws to all of the cross slats, and he added an extra support leg at the head and foot of the bed. Once these changes were made, the bed felt solid and safe, and did not creak or shift even when 2 people were lying on it.
I recommend the bed as a purchase. It is excellent quality wood, very clean lines. It gives a mid-century modern feel to the room, which is what I was aiming at. As long as you expect to do a little judicious reinforcement, you won't be disappionted.
What is the distance in between slats? Because 5.1 from a previous Q&A does't make sensejowr on Nov 26, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question. Yes, the correct measurement between the slats is 5.1 inches. Please let me know if you have any further questions, and thank you for shopping with us! Have a great day! -Racheloverstockcustomercare2 on Nov 27, 2013
How many inches is it from the floor to where the bottom of the mattress would sit?shanti701 on Nov 11, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello shanti701, The Vilas Queen-size Bed is approx 7 inches to where the bottom of the mattress would sit. Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions. Thank you for shopping with us!overstockcustomercare1 on Nov 19, 2013
Hi, can you tell me the rise from teh floor to the bottom of the bed? Want to know what size underbed boxes might fit. Thanks!ccar4 on Sep 23, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Is it possible to lift the bed? Would any bed lifts work for the weight of this bed?aditonto on Jul 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hi aditonto, this bed weighs 100 pounds at the time of shipping. Unfortunately we are unable to determine if it is possible to use this with a lift. We can only recommend using this item as intended without a lift. We apologize for the inconvenience. overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 30, 2013
How many inches is it from the top of the slats to the top of the headboards. I am concerned my 14" mattress will sit too high agains the headboards and not look as good as the picture.chuckschaff on Jul 16, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping with us chuckschaff. Distance between top of slats to top of headboard measures 32.2 inches. I hope this helps and have a great day.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jul 17, 2013
We have a very small hallway. What are the dimensions of the delivery boxes? Will the base come disassembled?morganfitz on Apr 29, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Hello, morganfitz. Hope your day is going well. The dimensions of the box are 1 X 1 X 1. However, this item is currently out of stock. We apologize. Items are restocked as they become available. Unfortunately, we cannot predict when or guarantee an item will be restocked. Please feel free to check back with us periodically to see if the item has returned. Thank you for shopping with us and contact us again with any further questions.
Thank you for shopping with us and please feel free to contact us again with any further questions.
overstockcustomercare1 on May 6, 2013
Can this bed be used/assembled without the slats. We have a Temperpedic mattress with a moveable base and are looking for just the outside frame/headboard.allisonmdaugherty on Apr 1, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for shopping Overstock.com. It's not necessary to use the slats with this bed.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 4, 2013
What is the weight capacity for the full size version?leel1 on Mar 20, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question and I apologize for the delayed response. Unfortunately, Overstock.com does not weight test items; however this type of bed typically holds about 500 pounds. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 24, 2013
This item description says it's "intended for use without a box spring." Does that mean it will not accommodate a box spring at all?cmpriddy on Sep 14, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
How is the bed supported in the middle? Is there an additional leg (like the four corner legs) that touches the floor and is simply not visible from the photo? on Aug 9, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
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