First off, I'll say that I only gave this a 5 star rating because of the price. All things considered it was an excellent deal. I was able to get it on a sale and also applied a first time Overstock.com user coupon for a total savings of nearly 30%. Had I paid full price I probably would have given it 4 stars. I'll start with the good. The bed was very easy to put together. Most of the hardware is already attached to the frame so all you have to do is put in about 8 bolts and fit the frame together. Then you just have to screw in the mattress support boards (the only real complaint I have about the bed is related to these). The bed frame is very sturdy and seems to actually be made of solid wood. It doesn't look or feel cheap although it is fairly light weight. I only have small complaints about the bed, but they were so easy to overcome that it didn't affect my rating. First, if you have a taller than standard mattress the headboard will be dwarfed by it. And if you put a bunky board down it'll only make it worse. I think my mattress is 8" or 9" tall and with 1 pillow on the bed you can barely see the top of the head board. Not really a big deal but worth mentioning. Second, the horizontal mattress boards are sufficient to support you and the mattress but there are only 2 middle supports. This is what keeps it from sagging in the middle. I noticed that as-is, the bed sags quite noticeably if you sit at the edge of the bed. This makes it just feel a little insecure. There is however a very simple fix for this. Just get a piece of wood, cut it to the length of the other supports, then screw it in near the foot board (not too close or you'll easily see it peaking under the frame). They sell a cut of wood very similar to what comes with the bed for about $1.25 at Lowes. If you really want to get nit picky you can stain it to match the color of the frame. Anyway, it's a very quick and simple fix and it makes a huge difference in the comfort and security of the bed. Overall we're very happy with the bed. Compared to other beds we looked at it was a phenomenal deal for the quality.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very good