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Nice and sturdy folding bed
on November 27, 2010
So far, I'm very pleased with this folding bed frame, which is both sturdy and easy to move around or store. I was tired of the four poster twin bed I was sleeping in making squealing and squeaking noises all night whenever I moved or turned over, and the wooden bed slats under the box spring constantly falling out and needing to be replaced. Since it was also difficult for me to move and vacuum under the heavy wooden bed, I decided I needed a more portable and lighter weight bed frame. The metal on this is very nicely made and heavy duty, with built in support throughout the center, without the need for using slats, and able to hold much more weight and stress without squeaking than lighter weight standard metal frames. I'm not a tiny woman, so when it came I was a little concerned about how much exactly it would hold, especially if one tosses and turns a lot at night, so I got my older adult son who is around 5 ft 6 and weighs about 150 to sit and lie on it, and he even bounced up and down quite a few times and the bed did not squeak, nor any of the metal appear to be bending, weak or stressed whatever.
It has a deep dark brown, ( although labeled on the box as black ) very smooth and shiny powder coating, which is really simple and nice looking, and the bed is very easy to move around, allowing me lift it and the mattress easily, move them to the side, and vacuum under it. It's also simple to fold it up and store it completely away in a closet, if needed. I agree with others who have reviewed these bed frames, however, that if you're used to a higher bed, the standard height, be aware that even though this can comfortably be used with only a good quality mattress, meaning without a foundation ( box spring ), it will then be much lower to the floor than whatever traditional bed you were used to. Overall this is a very nice quality heavy-duty metal bed frame, similar to a platform bed, and well worth the price.
Edited on June 4, 2011 to add:
Now that I have a better mattress, a Kingsdown 10 inch individual coil, I like this bed frame even better since the added mattress height makes it exactly the same height from floor up as regular beds without using a foundation at all ( no box spring, in other words ). I've slept on it every night since purchasing the bed and it does not make any sound whatever when I roll over or get up or down and is very sturdy with no sag. Lots of storage room under the bed, too, if one needed it. Perfect!
Edited on March 24, 2012 to add: I've had this bed frame for over a year now and sleep on it every night. It's still just as sturdy as the day I bought it and is holding up beautiful. No creaking or swaying at all! Quality item!