I just put this bed together, the support bar and 3 legs don't reach the floor, they are about 2-3 inches short, and therefore provide no support. I now have temporary wooden supports under the footing of the support bars. Not confident once the mattress arrives and is put on top of the platform about comfort. Off to a poor start.
After receiving a rare 20% off coupon, I took this king-sized platform bed out of my wish list and bought it (*** free shipping). About a month after it arrived, *** had it available for the exact same price (w/o coupons and also free shipping). The bed is just as pictured. In no particular order, the things we like: There's a 3 inch ledge that comes in handy for resting glasses; phone; etc. It sits low to the ground, but not on the ground. Clearance is a modest 10 inches, which keeps the bed looking like it has a low (unobtrusive) profile, yet there's enough room to put slippers, storage bins, etc., underneath if you want. The headboard is padded and covered with faux leather (vinyl) but it looks good, not cheap. No box spring required! The slats under the mattress are very well supported (there are a thin layer of boards (about an 1/8 in thick and 12 inches wide) that run from head to toe and then there are 5 studier slats (about 3/4 in thick and 3 inches wide) just beneath those boards that are screwed into the side rails. These slats also each have support "beams" or legs that touch the floor for additional assurance that the slats and boards do not bend or break. Assembly by myself was not "difficult" but took about 3 hours, once everything was carefully unboxed and laid out (that took an additional 30 minutes). The large, arched legs are solid and heavy and might require two people to maneuver and then to flip over after the rail is attached to each. A power drill is strongly recommended for driving all of the screws into the wood. All parts were included, were well constructed and the directions and diagrams were impressively clear. Dislikes: The merlot veneer is thin and (could be) easily chipped. The headboard itself is a little bit flimsy. We are both trim/fit adults under 160 lbs and haven't heard any creaking/cracking or "give" when we lean back (modestly). But a heavy person leaning back (especially if stretching their back or something) while in bed, could cause the (sole) attachment points way down by the railings to give way over time (or conceivably break).
I ordered this bed twice, and twice it was out of stock before it got to me. I was frustrated and decided to get something else, but luckily nothing seemed to pan out. Maybe three times is the charm because when it came in stock for a third time, I bought it and it was delivered in three days. You know how when you're really looking forward to something, you're usually a little disappointed because it doesn't meet your expectations? I figured that's what would happen, that it would be a little bit of a letdown. Boy, was I wrong! It took about two hours to assemble. It wasn't difficult, and everything fit fine, but there were a lot of pieces and we stopped and started. The finished affect was absolutely astounding. The quality of the material is beautiful. The upholstery is on both sides. The foundation of the platform bed is very supportive. The tufting and tightness of the material is excellent. The styling with the little bit of flair on the side is really terrific. There is nothing I don't love about this bed. I bought it initially because it fit the bill as being charcoal gray upholstered and would fit under a window. I needed something under 49 inches tall. Those were my two parameters. The bonus was that it was under *** for the king size bed. Now that I have it, I would buy it in any condition, for any room, and I would've paid twice the price. Just so you know about the color of the material, it almost looks blue when you take it out of the box. In fact, my daughter thought it was denim when she first looked at it. That's how deep of a dark charcoal gray it is. However, when it is assembled it looks completely gray and it's a beautiful color. I paid I paired it with a warm beige paint on the wall and bright white trim to warm up the whole effect. It's quite beautiful. The only other concern I had was that we wouldn't be able to see the upholstered headboard when I put the pillows and shams on the bed, and I worried that the whole thing would look a little squat and short, but it doesn't at all. There is something about the sleek profile of the bed and the flared out headboard that make the whole design look intentional and not like it was made for a low profile area.
Its a basic aluminum bed frame, it has two boxed rectangle side rails, 8 posts one per corner and four on the tubular center rail, and the rest of it is round pipe all held together with a butt load of screws. Together that equals up to light weight and very sturdy. I have a 12 inch memory foam mattress on it with no box spring and its the perfect height for me personally, my kness are a around a 100 degree angle when i sit on the side(6 foot 1 torso slightly shorter than legs). The under-bed height is an accurate 11 inches and makes for good storage. However if you have plush carpet youll lose an inch give or take depending on how deep the 8 posts sink into the carpet. The bed frame weighs about 1/10 of my heavy arse mattress, but its strong enough for me to change its position in my room with ease and not worry about damaging if. For those wondering is glossy black, almost mirrored gloss. For the money there is nothing ive seen better.
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