Sturdy Decent Bed, easy and simple assembly
Only giving the bed 4 stars since I have not had it long enough to give it 5 stars, haven't had enough time to really say it is "excellent".
It is a nice sturdy bed for the money. Went with the Hemnes (queen sized) since it seemed to be a very sturdy bed frame while at the Ikea showroom and we liked the design and color. After assembling at home this remains true, very sturdy for a "build it yourself" bed frame. It may not have the same quality that you would get with "real" furniture but for $250 its very budget friendly. Took me about 1.5 ...to 2 hours to put together with a drill and a screwdriver (I would suggest having a rubber mallet on hand as well). Having a partner during assembly is also suggested. Directions are very simple, just need to pay attention to using the correct screws for each step. Be careful with your tools and the wood while assembling since it is easily marred and scratched. During assembly you have 3 options for the height of the mattress. The optional (and sold separately) under-bed storage drawers were also a nice feature. I see people complaining about the number of pieces and time to construct. Excluding the fasteners there were 16 pieces for the bed frame it self (head-board = 5 pcs, foot-board = 1 pc, bed rails = 2 pcs, mattress support system = 8 pcs) plus the Skorva beam and the Luroy slatted base (both sold separately). I would estimate about 80 total fasteners in the form of screws, dowels, and bolts. Like I said previously, it took me maybe two hours max to put this together. If you are at all mechanically inclined and can follow simple picture instructions you will not have an issue. Otherwise you can pay them to assemble it for you. I also see some complaining about the slatted bases falling down. One of the last instructions is the installation of some retention posts for these at both ends of the bed. The Luroy slatted base comes in a set of 2 slats all connected together. The last slat on each end and side should be stretched over these retention posts. Its possibles some may have missed this step or are using a different type of base... I don't know but I do not have this issue. Over all, good bed for the price and quite easy to put together. We will see how the quality holds up.
Sturdy and easy to assemble, but could use better slats
As far as ikea things go, this bed is reasonably easy to assemble and feels pretty sturdy. It looks good too. The only complaint is that the slats dont sit in place so every now and again they'll slip down and I'll need to lift the mattress to readjust.
Cannot fault construction of the bed. Sturdy and easy to assemble . Recommend an upgrade in base lats. However the finish on the black/brown is soft and easily marked ie: when making bed up with pillows etc caught finger nail on a panel and the laquer easily came of . Fortunately in a non discreet area. Also the soft wood construction should be handled with great care. Albeit a good value bed base.
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Good bed overall
We've had this bed for our son for about 6 or 7 years now. It is easy to assemble with 1 helper, I could see it being difficult without a helping hand.
The bed has held up really well, considering our son jumps on it. In time the box spring has slipped off the edges of the railings, but only because the bed has been jumped on so many times. I think this bed would be better with slats.
We just bought another one of these last night. Assembly really is easy. Not sure why people complain about that. Maybe they've made it easier over the years....
Good bed, but a pain to put together
Bought a king-size Hemnes bed with the recommended Lonset slat assembly. As others have mentioned, it was tedious to assemble (nearly 5 hours - compared to about 2 hours for a 6-drawer dresser), but it's very comfortable and very solid. The slat assembly was the time-consuming part of the assembly process - 30 slats for each half of the bed, and it takes a little effort to flex them into place.
No problems with slats moving - they're pretty well locked in place by plastic receptacles on the ends and two woven nylon straps on each half of th...e bed that keep the slats properly spaced. Also no problem with creaking, as some other reviews have mentioned. There is a choice of three heights for your mattress. At the lowest one, most of your mattress will be covered by the side rails, which could make it difficult to put linens on the bed. I set mine up at the highest setting, where the bottom of the mattress is about even with the top of the side rails - no problems with the linens. This height might be uncomfortable for some when they sit on the bed, but it works fine for me. Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product.
Questions & Answers
What do u do if the lonset slats are too long?
We bought the King size today. Now I'm really concerned about putting it together!
We didn't buy the slats though. We're going to get hard wood slats to put in the frame.
Is it the posture slats which make it creaky and unable?
It's a long time ago since we bought this bed. I am surprised that anbody would by this bed after the bad review. The whole bed
is poorly designed and is warped. I don't know if hard wood slats would make any difference. Take the bed back and get your
money back. If they ask for the wrapping and other things, just tell them u want your money back and say that the bed didn't
live up to your expectations. Otherwise go to Fair Trading. There are new laws in place so they can't refuse you the money back. Good Luck!
Is this bed worth getting if not what bed frame would be good?
I don't think this bed is worth the trouble and the time to put it together. Best is to paid a little bit more and buy an already assembled bed.
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