Rated 5 out of 5 by TibbsA Nice bed -- and made in USA
Went to a local furniture store and saw a queen bed. It was flimsy and made in Vietnam. For roughly $100 more we bought the LLBean Platform, solid wood, made in the USA. Sturdy and not too tough to put together. Very happy with purchase.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by WestminsterWest Excellent bed platform, sturdy and attractive
Moving back into our house after repair of some water damage, we found that our old king-size platform bed had been damaged and must be replaced. We live in rural Vermont so finding a decent platform bed -- and getting it delivered -- is a nontrivial task. Found this bed online and ordered it, along with two of the underbed drawers.
The bed is simple and classic in its lines, attractively painted and quite sturdy...overall an excellent value for the money.
A word of caution: though assembly of the bed is straightforward -- anyone who's comfortable using a screwdriver should be able to manage it -- that's not the same as saying it's EASY! I'm quite handy with tools, but it still took me a good 2 hours. The bed arrives in several cardboard boxes, some of which are quite HEAVY, and a second pair of hands is a great help in assembly. Also note that a good portion of the two hours is taken up by simply unpacking and DISPOSING OF THE PACKING MATERIALS.
January 15, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Dersch Beautiful bed, worried about support beams
I have been looking for a platform bed thinking it would offer better comfort than with box springs, and kept coming back to this simple, attractive bed. I love the quality of the materials- the wood is heavy and feels very solid. It is also a very pretty bed, but higher than I expected once mattress is on the frame. If in the long run I order the under bed drawers I see the advantage of the height.
Support so far is great, and the bed is more comfortable than any we have had, however I am VERY concerned, about the design of the support bars, or more accurately, the little "legs" that attach to the support bars- there are 2, since we purchased a king - the size of the bed really needs that extra bit of support. Those "legs" attached by a screw to the support bars have collapsed under the pressure. They are doing nothing at this point- instead of being straight up and down to the floor, they are both leaning, bearing no weight. I love that bed but I am now trying to come up with a way to fix what those legs are suppose to do. I am a little fearful one night I may hear a crack and the support bars will give out.
One of the side rails came with some damage, and I needed to return it, and the replacement also had some damage, but not too obvious; although my sister in law noticed! It was inconvenient to send the first one back, and I really did not want the hassle of doing it twice! Just wanted to have the bed up and ready. This was disappointing. I know eventually furniture gets dents and nicks, but right out of the box is just not good. Despite these two concerns, I do love the bed. If the support under the bed was reliable and there was no damage, I would give the bed 5 stars. I would love to know of any fix for the support that LL Bean may come up with!
January 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Jessykka Platform bed
I was attracted to this bed because it's affordable and has a mid century feel. When it arrived there were a few dents in the wood, which I can get over cuz I'm sure there will be more dents over time. But I was surprised at how easily the wood dents in general. Doesnt scrap, just gets a few dents. The cross bar under the bed it very poorly designed. The screw bent and now it's not really supporting the bed. I had to get a thicker piece of wood and a new screw to get that thing to support the bed properly. My boyfriend is a big dude and so on his side of the bed u can see the wood support bowing a bit. I hope that won't affect the bed in the long run. Otherwise the bed is beautiful and sturdy and fits so well in my bedroom!!
October 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coffeepot9876 Platform bed
This bed is absolutely gorgeous! My son put it together and did not have a problem. It did take four attempts for the side rails to be delivered undamaged-Bean did everything right -customer service was so nice and I have a perfect bed!!
October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Motifshoefan Wonderful bed frame
I bought this bed for my mom in cinnamon and got it yesterday. The boxes the bed pieces came in were beat up but the bed pieces themselves were so wrapped in tape and styrofoam none of it were scratched. The instructions were very clear. I put it together myself. One thing I would like to mention to anyone who puts the bed together on your own: attach the side rails to the footboard first then to the headboard. I found this to be easier than what the instructions said. This is a very nice, sturdy bed frame. Love the solid wood maple and color. I may get one for myself.
September 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by PoodleswithNoodles Excellent Bed!
Very happy with this purchase! The bed is very well made, looks much more expensive than it is. I purchased the cinnamon finish and it's beautiful. The packaging was so so sturdy it was a bit of a struggle to free the pieces from the boxes. All pieces were in beautiful condition. It did not take my husband too long to put it together, and he commented on the quality of the screws, etc., and the overall quality of the construction. I would highly recommend this bed.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Eauhomme Beautiful, functional bed!
We've been sleeping in our new bed for a few months now on a new Tuft and Needle mattress and we really love the bed (and the mattress!) The shipment arrived in several boxes and some pieces were damaged. It looked like the boxes were handled like luggage, not freight. L.L.Bean sent the replacement parts right away and we donated the damaged pieces to a local artist. The bed went together easily. My wife provided extra hands on a couple parts, but I think it could have been done by one person. Clear instructions. Excellent quality. Excellent customer service. A very sound, beautiful bed.
July 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by EmilyJ74 Beautiful Bed -- Horrible Manufacturer Packaging
My headboard arrived with a dented box and headboard and after 2+ weeks, the replacement headboard was lightly scratched but I kept it because it was on the back. The manufacturer needs to provide more protection in its packaging for the headboard. This was a MAJOR hassle. Customer service at LL Bean was easy, apologetic and friendly but this doesn't make up for the manufacturer's packing issues. I've read of similar issues in other reviews.
That said, I LOVE the bed. Gorgeous, simple and classic -- it is the perfect bed for a small room. I purchased it in cinnamon and it is beautiful. I would do it all again -- worth the hassle.
July 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by WildIrishRose Solid Quality
I looked high and low for a real wood, made in the USA bed that was not HUGE or overly ornate.This it!
July 6, 2015