I have a box spring, so having only three thin slats, 3/4 " x 60", is not a problem. I'm debating whether to use just my mattress and discard the box spring because the big is so high and a little difficult to get into at my age. But it is a very well constructed and easily assembled frame. When you hang the side boards, tighten them all the way in to the head and foot boards, and you'll have no problems with squeaking or unsteadiness. It is a good solid bed. If you want to improve it, just go to your local lumber store and get several 60" slats of quality wood for more support. I prop pillows against the soft head board for reading or watching TV, and it's just the right height. I really have no complaints about this product; and, what's even better, it arrived in three days after I placed the order! Better yet, I just received a check from eBates for the discount they offered for buying through their site. A win-win process! Overstock.com was a surprisingly easy and problem-free experience, and I will continue to use them for my future Internet shopping excursions.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color is exactly as pictured, a deep chocolate brown..
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The frame when put together and tightened down properly, is as sturdy as any bed I've ever owned. I expect for it to last a long time, and the leather head and footboards and sides are all very nice. Very handsome look.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? This bed is exactly as described on the site. I got exactly what I hoped for.