“ Type: BedFrame „
I purchased this Ikea bed frame from the 'bargain corner' part of the wednesbury store for the absolute bargain price of £37. These bed frames are pretty cheap already, but due to an area of lacquer peeling off on the footboard this had been reduced even further.
On the positive side, we managed to transport the bedframe home in my car (which is a KA) so this shows you how easily transportable it is. Compared to some Ikea and other flat pack furniture, this was not too hard to assemble and has also been taken apart and reassembled after a house move and without the instructions. There are only a few pieces and I have to say that the bed looks attractive and solid, rather than cheap and flimsy which some flat pack furntiture can.
Now on to the issues. The first major issue was down to a huge mistake on my part, which was not understanding that Ikea bedframes mean just that, and they don't come with any bed bases! This meant that when we got our new bed frame home and assembled we were unable to use it as there was no bed base to put the mattress on. I chalked this up to expreience and traipsed back to Ikea the next day to buy the required bed base. You can purchase these for about £15 per half of the bed i.e. for a double you need two. Again, these are easy to fit, you just place the slats resting on the side and middle of the bed frame and put the mattress on the top- job done.
However, this is where all the problems started. The bases just do not stay in place. You can roll over in the night and all the slats fall off- leaving you laying on a sinking and unsupported mattress. You can imagine how annoying it is to get up in the middle of the night, take the mattress off the bed and replace the slats. We came to the conclusion that this was happening because our mattress was a 'traditional' sized one and not an Ikea one that come in slightly different sizes. We guessed that the movement of the slightly too small mattress was wobbling the slatted base and causing them to fall off. So back we traipsed to Ikea (this time in a van because a mattress will not fit in the car) and purchased a mattress.
This did not solve the problem. We have now drilled bits of wood over the slatted base to try and keep them in position. Needless to say I am not thrilled with my purchase from Ikea. We have been back 3 times to just buy a bed now- it's a good job the meatballs are nice!
MATERIAL Solid pine or spruce. FINISH Clear lacquer on stain. Width: 169cm, Length: 214cm, Height: 85cm, Takes mattress size: 160x200cm.