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